About the Project
In this research, the sustainability of alternative bottom-fixed (such as mono-pile, tripod, jacket, etc.) and floating wind turbines (such as semisubmersible, spar, TLP, etc.) with different anchoring systems (suction, piles, etc.) will be assessed and compared for their environmental impact and effect on the fishing industry. In addition the lifecycle GHG cost of the turbines and associated structures OPEX and CAPEX and the total lifetime electricity generation will be evaluated to determine the actual electricity GHG cost in g CO2e kWh-1 for the various turbine designs. The impact of the different structures on natural capital and the associated ecosystem services will be evaluated with particular attention given to the impact on fisheries and major changes to the marine environment, fish stocks and fishing access. This PhD project will engage with the offshore wind and fishing industries to enhance the Environmental Impact assessment of the various structures to minimize electricity GHG cost and help design mitigation strategies for impact on critical marine receptors, such as fisheries and the fishing industry.
More project details are available here: https://www.quadrat.ac.uk/projects/impacts-of-offshore-wind-turbines-on-fishing-and-the-environment-an-assessment-of-bottom-fixed-versus-floating-wind-turbine-concepts/
How to apply: https://www.quadrat.ac.uk/how-to-apply/
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Martínez, E., Sanz, F., Pellegrini, S., Jiménez, E. and Blanco, J., 2009. Life-cycle assessment of a 2-MW rated power wind turbine: CML method. The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 14(1), p.52.
Anders Myhr, Catho Bjerkseter, Anders Ågotnes, Tor A. Nygaard, Levelised cost of energy for offshore floating wind turbines in a life cycle perspective, Renewable Energy 66 (2014) 714-728 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2014.01.017
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