The collection of more than 100 reports and publications – developed over the last five years – aims to help mitigate, reduce, and manage risks and costs for the offshore wind sector.
The EI Knowledge Service is an established online resource covering a number of energy sectors, including offshore wind. This collection has been categorised into eleven different themes covering asset management, construction, cost reduction, supply chain, skills, planning and consenting, health and safety, project economics and finance, grid, technology and innovation, and operation and maintenance.
The EI has also added supplementary material from its own extensive online archives, enabling users to access a wide range of material, from good practice guidance and industry news, to feature articles and academic literature.
Huub den Rooijen, Head of Offshore Wind, The Crown Estate, said, ’As manager of the UK seabed, our part goes beyond that of a landlord and we play a strategic role in helping to identify the common challenges the offshore wind industry is facing and put them on the agenda.
“By making the wealth of knowledge we develop available through the EI’s well-respected Knowledge Service we can help create a ‘one-stop shop’ for industry that more effectively shares best practice, avoids duplication and therefore helps to bring down costs and further unlock the potential of offshore wind over the long term.’
Martin Maeso, Knowledge and Technical Director, Energy Institute, said: “The EI exists to provide skills, knowledge and good practice for the benefit of the energy sector and wider society.
“This project is a classic example of how the EI collaborates with industry and other bodies to achieve those objectives, offering excellent opportunities for shared learning and knowledge transfer across the offshore wind industry.
“This partnership strengthens our resources to support those working in offshore wind and provide guidance and research on a variety of technical issues facing the sector.’
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