A multi-criteria port suitability assessment for developments in the offshore wind industry

Negar Akbari, Chandra Irawan, Dylan Jones, David Menachof

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Abstract

This paper investigates the logistics capabilities of offshore wind ports, namely physical characteristics, connectivity and layout of the port, for supporting the installation and operation and maintenance phases of offshore wind projects. The relative significance of these criteria is determined using the Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP). The AHP methodology is then applied in a case study as a decision-making tool to enable decision makers to assess the suitability of a number of ports for an offshore wind farm located off the North Sea coast of the United Kingdom (UK).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)118-133
Number of pages15
JournalRenewable Energy
Volume102
Issue numberPart A
Early online date18 Oct 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2017

Keywords

  • renewable energy
  • AHP
  • offshore wind
  • MCDM

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