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Thruster requirements for wind farm vessels

Offshore wind farms require efficient and reliable vessels to construct, maintain and service them, they also need to operate in some of the most challenging sea conditions imaginable. One of the most important capabilities in these vessels is the dynamic positioning and station keeping capability, allowing safe operation. In this document we will discuss the demands that are placed on thruster solutions and selection.

Thruster requirements for wind farm vessels

Offshore wind farms require efficient and reliable vessels to construct, maintain and service them, they also need to operate in some of the most challenging sea conditions imaginable. One of the most important capabilities in these vessels is the dynamic positioning and station keeping capability, allowing safe operation. In this document we will discuss the demands that are placed on thruster solutions and selection.

Thruster requirements for wind farm vessels

Contents

  1. Thruster selection to meet the operational profile
  2. Developing the optimal solution
  3. 8 degrees of tilt delivers improved efficiency and reduces costs
  4. The benefits of plug-and-play
  5. Quick and easy maintenance saves time and money
  6. Lowering lifecycle costs
  7. The thruster for the future

Written by

Vincent-Bast
Vincent Bast
Product Sales Manager, Thrusters & PCS, Wärtsilä
Arthur Boogaard
Arthur Boogaard
General Manager, Integrated Systems & Solutions, Wärtsilä Marine Power
Vincent Klous
Manager, Product Development, Thrusters, Platform Development