A model for optimal fleet composition of vessels for offshore wind farm maintenance

Alcoba, A.G.; Ortega, G.; Hendrix, E.M.T.; Halvorsen-Waere, E.E.; Haugland, Dag


We present a discrete optimisation model that chooses an optimal fleet of vessels to support maintenance operations at Offshore Wind Farms (OFWs). The model is presented as a bi-level problem. On the first (tactical) level, decisions are made on the fleet composition for a certain time horizon. On the second (operational) level, the fleet is used to optimise the schedule of operations needed at the OWF, given events of failures and weather conditions.