Offshore Wind Turbine End of Life Scenarios: Service Life Extension and Decommissioning provides all the information required to make considered decisions on wind turbines and their lifespan. The book outlines a holistic approach to wind turbine assessment, reviewing relevant legislation and standards, outlining decision criteria and methods for techno economic assessment, and covering life extension, from design and inspection, to certification. Other sections discuss decommissioning, the requirements of certifying authorities and insurers, and environmental impact assessments. A series of case studies illustrate principles discussed, making this a unique and essential resource for anyone who assesses wind turbine assets.
- Addresses this crucial topic, meeting the need for a consolidated source of information in the area
- Includes case studies to illustrate methods proposed
- Gives practical advice on technical considerations for wind turbine service life extension and decommissioning
- Covers the requirements of external stakeholders, such as certification authorities, insurers and environmental agencies