Offshore wind

Experts in ad-hoc solutions for offshore wind farms

Customised offshore wind services

SUARDIAZ Group provides a comprehensive logistics service for offshore wind farms.

Our ad-hoc solutions for offshore wind farms comply with client requirements, are customised to each client and are based on our team’s experience.

We take care of the wellbeing and comfort of the professionals responsible for the construction and maintenance of the wind farms while they are at sea.

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Experts in logistics solutions for offshore wind internationally

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SUARDIAZ Group has adapted to the needs of the moment to provide logistics solutions in offshore wind both nationally and internationally.

We carry out the operational profile studies needed for each project and we kit out the vessels involved in offshore wind farm construction, from the design, construction follow-up and operation of our own fleet: Crew Transfer Vessel (CTV), Service Operation Vessel (SOV) and Commissioning Service Operation Vessel (CSOV).

Sustainability and good practices

The service vessels that we provide are comfortable for the team of technicians on board. At SUARDIAZ Group, sustainability is also a key value of the way we work. Our aim is for our fleet to reach zero emissions and therefore contribute towards making our clients’ projects even more environmentally friendly.

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FAQs

What is an offshore wind farm?

It is an installation that produces electrical energy with wind turbines positioned in the open sea, far away from the coastline. The wind turbines can be set on fixed structures or on floating platforms anchored to the sea bed. An offshore substation collects the electricity and transports it to land along underwater cables.

Various aspects that are similar to land-based wind farms need to be taken into account when it comes to the planning and construction of an offshore wind farm, such as the speed and direction of the wind and the connection with the grid, but it is also important to study the sea bed to ensure it can support the whole installation.

What kinds of offshore wind farms are there?

These can be categorised according to the depth of the water and the type of foundation used to support the wind turbines:

  • For a depth of up to 60 metres, foundations set on the sea bed can be used, such as jackets, a large steel pylon or a tripod with multiple anchoring points.
  • For a depth of over 60 metres, floating platforms anchored to the sea bed are installed using cables or chains, for example. This option is more respectful towards marine activity in the area where the wind turbines are installed.

Advantages and disadvantages of offshore wind farms

Offshore wind farms generate clean energy and diversity renewable energy sources, which is why they hold a great deal of promise for the future. Their main advantage is that they are installed in places where the speed of the wind is constant and towers do not need to be as tall as they are on land. It is also an inexhaustible source of energy, it does not generate any waste and it does not take up space on land.

They do have some disadvantages, such as the increased technical complexity, the higher installation costs compared to land-based farms and the potential impact on the marine flora and fauna. From an aesthetic point of view, offshore wind farms do have an impact, but it is minimal since they are less visible at sea.

Why contract offshore wind services with SUARDIAZ Group?

As a leader in comprehensive logistics consulting, SUARDIAZ Group covers the demand for vessels that support the development, construction and operation of offshore wind farms. We provide international turnkey logistics solutions.

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