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Offshore Wind Decommissioning: An Assessment of the Risk of Operations

Shafiee, Mahmood, Adedipe, Tosin (2022) Offshore Wind Decommissioning: An Assessment of the Risk of Operations. International Journal of Sustainable Energy, 41 (8). pp. 1057-1083. ISSN 1478-646X. (doi:10.1080/14786451.2021.2024830) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:96331)

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Despite the need to ensure that operations at the end of the infrastructure life cycle are carried out in a safe and efficient manner, there is no systematic risk analysis study tailored specifically for renewable energy decommissioning. This paper aims to propose qualitative and quantitative approaches for identifying and prioritising different hazards associated with decommissioning of offshore wind farms. The potential hazards are identified through well-established techniques such as hazard identification (HAZID), fault tree analysis (FTA), event tree analysis (ETA) and risk matrix. Four levels of consequence are considered in the risk analysis process. The results reveal that the lifting and loading are the most safety-critical operations during the decommissioning; hence, they will require specific attention for safety management improvement.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/14786451.2021.2024830
Uncontrolled keywords: Offshore wind, decommissioning, risk analysis, safety, as low as reasonably practicable (ALARP)
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA401 Materials engineering and construction
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
V Naval Science
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Depositing User: Mahmood Shafiee
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2022 10:38 UTC
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2022 22:09 UTC
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