Our development approach is driven by identifying underlying and fundamental issues and challenges that are critical for maturing the offshore wind industry.
Based on our findings and analyses, we create solutions nourishing on our core experience and with input from our technical expertise. We aim to integrate local competencies and we boldly pursue developing solutions that set new standards for the industry as we remain focused on solving the most significant constraints, i.e.:
Lack of suitable port infrastructure
Utilise existing ports for pre-assembly to re-locate all installation activities to the offshore Mobile Port location.
Limitations of a land-based crane for turbine integration activities
Deployment of existing, jack-up installation vessels for wind turbine installations and integration of floating structures to ensure fast and lean processes.
Fabrication lead times and logistics
Assembly of floaters near the wet storage yields higher efficiency and reduces project costs.
Floating technology designs
The Mobile Port can be located in sheltered waters with sufficient draft in proximity to wet storage for an efficient campaign.
Costly O&M solution for floating technology
FO1848 is developing O&M solutions allowing routine maintenance and key component replacements to be efficiently executed at the offshore site.
Need for a skilled and trained workforce
FO1848 aim to employ local workslabour for pre-assembly at port, logistics and installation at the Mobile Port and to train such workforce to make this a reality.