NORCOWE, represented by the University of Stavanger, is collaborating with researchers from EDF, Marintek, Sintef, and the University of Strathclyde to compare and validate simulation models regarding operation and maintenance (O&M) within offshore wind. All of the partners are working on developing their own simulation models, and the collaboration gives an opportunity to discuss modeling choices and establish their different merits. Since access to data regarding O&M is limited, this is a good - maybe unique - opportunity to validate the simulation models used. The work forms part of Work Package 3 in NORCOWE.
The research partners have teamed up to define a base case to be able to compare the different results, as well as defining cases suitable for doing sensitivity analysis on certain parameters. To obtain a valid base case, a close collaboration with Statoil and Statkraft is in place, who provide relevant data and information. The study should be concluded in autumn this year.
NORCOWE’s participant in this project is Ole-Erik Endrerud, a PhD student whose main research topic is operational infrastructure and work management systems for offshore wind energy. Endrerud’s supervisor is professor Jayantha P. Liyanage at the University of Stavanger, chairman of the Centre for Industrial Asset Management. His co-supervisor is Dr. Nenad Keseric, Specialist within Wind Operations Strategy and Support at Statoil.