Logistics Planning in Offshore Wind Farm Development: Interview with: Jim Lanard, President, Offshore Wind Development Coalition
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Logistics Planning in Offshore Wind Farm Development: Interview with: Jim Lanard, President, Offshore Wind Development Coalition, a speaker at the marcus evans Wind Power Summit 2013, on avoiding ...

Logistics Planning in Offshore Wind Farm Development: Interview with: Jim Lanard, President, Offshore Wind Development Coalition, a speaker at the marcus evans Wind Power Summit 2013, on avoiding costly mistakes in wind farm development.

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  • 1. Logistics Planning inOffshore Wind Farm Development established. Environmental studies The oil and gas industries receive conducted at European sites, will also federal tax support. What does the help US regulators and developers wind power industry need to determine what types of research much compete, without relying on be performed to ensure the incentives? environment is protected, so that the required permits can be issued. Oil and gas companies receive billions every year in federal tax support, The biggest lesson they can learn is the although they are some of the most importance of logistics planning. There profitable companies in the world. We is nothing new in building an offshore need a level playing field to be able to wind farm. The platforms are similar to compete head-on. oil and gas platforms that exist, and theInterview with: Jim Lanard, turbines are similar to land-based The nascent offshore wind industry hasPresident, Offshore Wind turbines. The technology is pretty much to unite and speak with one voice, toDevelopment Coalition in place. push for long-term, sustainable policies for offshore wind. We do not want a few However, putting it all together, one-off projects. That would be managing the logistics so that every unfortunate, as the economic, job“In the offshore wind power industry, product, vessel and worker is at the creation opportunities and thelogistics planning is the dominant driver right place at the right time, is a major renewable energy being generatedto avoiding costly mistakes,” highlighted challenge. In the offshore wind power would be lost.Jim Lanard, President, Offshore Wind industry, logistics planning is one of theDevelopment Coalition. key dominant drivers to avoiding costly mistakes.The technologies needed to set upoffshore wind farms are available in theUS, and what is needed the most is a What are costly mistakes in this industry? There are manyfocus on logistics that would make themhappen efficiently, he added. A mistake would be to have turbines ready to be brought up to the site, butA speaker at the upcoming marcusevans Wind Power Summit 2013,in Dallas, Texas, February 25-26, have a vessel tied up because of a weather delay. Wind and water conditions play a big role. When we plan componentsLanard draws attention to wind farmdevelopment and talks about the to build a wind farm, we take into account decades of historical data on to look atlessons the industry can learn from wind and wave forces, so that we planEurope. for what we call weather windows and weather contingencies. to ensure a smooth flowWhat valuable lessons from Europecould the US wind power industry The potential for weather delays is solearn? high, that we have to factor in extraPlanning for offshore wind farms in theUS is at an advanced stage, while in days, and manage the logistics behind it. We cannot stack up turbines in a port. Once more than a few arrive, of product,Europe they have been operatingsuccessfully since 1991. The industry there needs to be a vessel immediately available to take them to the site. But vesselhas already benefited greatly from the the vessel can be delayed because ofexperiences of European developers andequipment manufacturers. As a result, bad weather. There are many components to look at to ensure a and laborwe expect the number of offshore wind smooth flow of product, vessel andfarms in US waters to grow significantly, labor. Worst case planning in a criticalonce the necessary infrastructure are part of this.
  • 2. About the Wind Power Summit 2013 The Energy Network - marcus evans Summits group delivers This unique forum will take place at the Hotel Intercontinental Dallas, Texas, peer-to-peer information on February 25-26, 2013. Offering much more than any conference, exhibition or trade strategic matters, professional show, this exclusive meeting will bring together esteemed industry thought leaders trends and breakthrough and solution providers to a highly focused and interactive networking event. The innovations. Summit includes presentations on wind power development, wind generation management, competing with generation from gas and other fuels, and negotiating public-private partnerships. www.windpower-summit.com Please note that the Summit is a closed business event and the Contact number of participants strictly Sarin Kouyoumdjian-Gurunlian, Press Manager, marcus evans, Summits limited. Division Tel: + 357 22 849 313 Email: press@marcusevanscy.com For more information please send an email to info@marcusevanscy.com All rights reserved. The above content may be republished or reproduced. Kindly inform us by sending an email to press@marcusevanscy.comAbout marcus evans Summitsmarcus evans Summits are high level business forums for the world’s leading decision-makers to meet, learn and discussstrategies and solutions. Held at exclusive locations around the world, these events provide attendees with a unique opportunity toindividually tailor their schedules of keynote presentations, think tanks, seminars and one-on-one business meetings.For more information, please visit: www.marcusevans.comUpcoming EventsGeneration Summit - www.generationsummit.comDistribution Technology & Innovation Summit - www.dti-summit.comPower Plant Management Summit - www.ppm-summit.comTransmission & Distribution Summit - www.t-dsummit.comTo view the web version of this interview, please click here: www.windpower-summit.com/JimLanard