EURoPEan stUDyoFFshoRE WinD FaRM oPERations & MaintEnanCEBEnChMaRks, Costs anD BEst PRaCtiCEs FoR CURREnt anD FUtURE WinD FaRMs» How well does the industry manage O&M today and at what cost?» What changes in strategy, techniques and control will provide quick gains in O&M performance?» What effects will changes in the industry, technology and service provision have upon O&M requirements and costs?Gain UniQUE insiGhts into:» OPEX and life cycle costs for o≠shore wind farms» Benchmarks for reliability, availability» The best strategies and systems for cost effective operations» Wind farm accessibility and transfer methods» Technical and business impacts on future wind farm O&M performance DVV MEDia GRoUP
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