An optimisation model for scheduling the decommissioning of an offshore wind farm

Irawan, Chandra Ade and Wall, Graham and Jones, Dylan (2019) An optimisation model for scheduling the decommissioning of an offshore wind farm. OR Spectrum, 41 (2). pp. 513-548. ISSN 0171-6468

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Abstract

An optimisation model is proposed for scheduling the decommissioning of an offshore wind farm in order to minimise the total cost which is comprised of jack-up vessel, barge (transfer) vessel, inventory, processing and on-land transportation costs. This paper also presents a comprehensive review of the strategic issues relating to the decommissioning process and of scheduling models that have been applied to offshore wind farms. A mathematical model using integer linear programming is developed to determine the optimal schedule considering several constraints such as the availability of vessels and planning delays. As the decommissioning problem is challenging to solve, a matheuristic approach based on the hybridisation of a heuristic approach and an exact method is also proposed to find near optimal solutions for a test set of problems. A set of computational experiments has been carried out to assess the proposed approach.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Scheduling; Offshore wind farm; Renewable energy; Matheuristic
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham Ningbo China > Faculty of Business > Nottingham University Business School China
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00291-019-00546-z
Depositing User: Wu, Cocoa
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2020 03:47
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2020 03:47
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/59781

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