As the offshore wind industry continues to thrive, understanding the dynamics and patterns behind turbine installation becomes crucial. In this blog post, we explore the seasonality of offshore wind turbine installation, drawing insights from data collected over the period of 2012-2022. Join us as we uncover fascinating trends that shed light on the advantages and preferences associated with specific seasons.
Seasonal Variations in Installation Duration
Analyzing the data, we discovered a noteworthy pattern in the wind turbine installation duration (WTG installation), when looking at the average on-turbine installation duration per turbine. During the months of May and June, the installation process becomes 50% faster compared to the chilly winter month of January. This acceleration demonstrates the efficiency achieved and the favourable conditions experienced during the summer months.
Surge in Installations during the Summer
Intriguingly, our analysis also revealed a remarkable surge in the number of turbines installed during the summer season. Specifically, in August, the number of installed turbines skyrockets by an astonishing 206% compared to December. This trend strongly indicates a clear preference for installing offshore wind turbines when the weather conditions are favourable and operational efficiency is at its peak.
As the offshore wind industry continues to expand, it is crucial to recognize and adapt to the seasonal variations in turbine installation. The data analysis for the period of 2012-2022 indicates a significant advantage and preference for installing during the summer months. By embracing these insights, we can harness the power of favorable weather conditions and operational efficiency to drive the growth of clean and sustainable offshore wind energy.
We hope you found this exploration of seasonal trends in offshore wind turbine installation insightful. Stay tuned for more captivating topics as we continue to delve into the fascinating world of renewable energy.