Design Principles of Wind Turbine Installation Vessels
Wind turbine installation vessels (WTIVs) are specifically designed for the installation of offshore wind turbines since the offshore wind industry is maturing and wind farm developments have to be constructed in the most economical way possible. WTIVs have specific needs, different from traditional oil and gas-focused offshore operations. As is the nature of wind turbine installation vessels, they go through frequent repositioning. This proves to be challenging for the jacking systems if not properly taken into account. In addition, there is a need to make a balanced judgement when selecting an operational profile – taking into account operations in more extreme weather conditions. This paper aims to address principles, technical requirements and guidance for the design and construction of the units to satisfy Classification Society rules, Coastal State and Statutory regulations.
Dr. Özgür Özgüç studied naval architecture and marine engineering at the Technical University of Istanbul in Turkey. He received his Ph.D. degree on the hull girder ultimate strength and fracture toughness of damaged marine structures from University of Glasgow in UK.
Dr. Özgüç spent 15 years in overseas and experienced in design, building and repair of offshore structures and ocean going vessels. He worked as a team leader, project manager and senior structural engineer at INPEX E&P Australia, TOTAL E&P South Korea, Det Norske Veritas Norway & Singapore and Bureau Veritas.
Dr. Özgüç worked on many various offshore projects such as several FPSOs including the world first F(D)PSO conversion, Drill-ships, FLNG, Semi-submersible platforms and Wind Turbine Installation Jack-up Vessels and provided outstanding engineering support and guidance. He also delivered many seminars and workshops to Asian yards, designers and owners in Far East Asia region to dedicate with a selection of good engineering solutions.
During the past 15 years, he has published 28 papers in international journals and conference proceedings. Since 2017, he became Assist. Prof. Dr for offshore structural design and analysis at the Istanbul Technical University (ITU).