Dr Mahmood Shafiee, Reader in Mechanical Engineering at the School of Engineering and Digital Arts, has co-written an article entitled ‘An economic assessment framework for decommissioning of offshore wind farms using a cost breakdown structure‘ which has been published in The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment this month.
The article, co-written with Tosin Adedipe (Cranfield University), aims to develop an economic assessment framework for decommissioning of offshore wind farms using a cost breakdown structure (CBS) approach.
As wind power generation increases globally, there will be a substantial number of wind turbines that need to be decommissioned in the coming years. It is crucial for wind farm developers to design safe and cost-effective decommissioning plans and procedures for assets before they reach the end of their useful life. Adequate financial provisions for decommissioning operations are essential, not only for wind farm owners but also for national governments. Economic analysis approaches and cost estimation models therefore need to be accurate and computationally efficient.
The full article is available on Springer Link, here: