Floating Offshore Wind
Dublin Offshore delivered the ports and harbour assessment, and concept load out and installation plan for a proposed Floating Wind Farm off the west coast of Ireland.
Irish port infrastructure has not to-date played a significant role in the support of large-scale offshore construction, and the existing infrastructure capacity has been developed to meet the needs of other markets. The proposed site is within steaming distance of Tier 1 and Regionally Significant ports with potential suitability to support during both build out and O&M phases. The unique requirements of the proposed development required review within the context of current logistics capacity and the potential for improvements within an individual facility to meet the project requirements.
The scope of the assessment includes development of feasible port operations. Both on-shore and quay-side requirements must be met to allow individual ports contribute to the effective assembly and deployment of the technologies. The potential for bringing platforms alongside and undertaking assembly of all topside equipment, or float out of fully assembled systems, is considered.
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