Offshore wind power is generated by wind farms constructed onshore and installed offshore. Due to the remoteness of the sites to land higher wind speeds can be harvested to generate electricity. The cost of offshore wind power is higher than onshore wind power since higher towers and better equipped substations are required to withstand offshore challenges.
People and equipment on wind structures, such as substations, need to be properly protected against challenges like fire and explosions. This eBook outlines the challenges and solutions for safety in the offshore wind industry.
You will find the following information in this eBook:
- Challenges in the offshore wind industry;
- Passive fire protection in the offshore wind industry;
- Van Dam offshore wind energy solution.