To achieve these aims, the project is broken into 11 Work Packages, the first 9 WPs tackling the technical understanding and developing the technologies, and the last 2 WPs dealing with both exploitation/dissemination and project management.
WP1 aims to collect and analyse data concerning the operation of offshore windfarms. This covers the current state-of-the-art and main industry challenges in relation to operations and maintenance, novel vessels and equipment, supply chain and logistics of offshore wind. The objectives of this analysis involve the development trends of labour and energy market, consideration of different parameters effect on cost of energy for offshore windfarm, investigation of recent regulations and policies overriding and the latest business and technology infrastructure. The University of Strathclyde department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering (NAOME) is the task leader, whereas Rolls Royce, Astilleras Gondan and Global Marine Systems Limited provide data and have advisory roles.
WP2 deals with the vessel operational efficiency improvements including energy efficiency and task efficiency.
The WP2 objectives are as follows:
The University of Strathclyde and Rolls Royce will lead the different tasks within this WP, but support and input from Global Marine System Limited.
WP3 will assess the overall safety aspects of the project by:
The University of Strathclyde will be the task leader. Rolls Royce will have an advisory role.
WP4 will develop a robust modelling platform to allow decision-makers to manage trade-offs between key business risk parameters effectively and efficiently for the service operations vessel solution.
WP4 will develop the analysis in support of the business case for NEXUS by:
The University of Strathclyde SBS team lead WP4, with key input from all other partners and our advisory board to scope, structure, use and evaluate the decision model.
WP5 will consider Feasibility study (simulations) & robust design requirements by:
Global Marine Systems Limited, Rolls Royce and The University of Strathclyde take the lead in each of the different tasks.
WP6 will establish a recommendation on the regulations that should be applied to the concepts in WP7 and for further use in a regulatory context.
This will be achieved by following the systematics of the IMO FSA Guidelines which has been structured as tasks:
DNV GL is the task leader of this WP. Rolls Royce, the University of Strathclyde, Astilleras Gondan and Global Marine Systems Limited are participating.
WP7 will develop the vessel concept design, based on the input from WP 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 and will:
Rolls-Royce Marine is the task leader. Astilleras Gondan and DNV GL provide data and have advisory roles.
WP8 considers the vessel design, construction and operation testing and validation:
a. simulations, which involves:
b. Validation/testing, which involves:
c. Construction, which involves:
Astilleras Gondan and Rolls-Royce Marine are the task leaders, while the University of Strathclyde has an advisory role.
WP9 will develop the final NEXUS business case.
Global Marine Systems Limited lead WP9 and will work closely with the University of Strathclyde SBS team.
WP10 assesses the quality, exploitation and dissemination plan of NEXUS.
The objectives of this WP are:
Rolls-Royce Marine and ARTTIC are co-leading this WP with the participation of the consortium.
WP11 covers the project management aspect of the project including:
Rolls Royce and ARTTIC are co-leading this WP with the participation of the consortium.
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