IMCA publishes standardized boat-landing report for offshore wind sites

By Michelle Froese The subject of developing a document on a standardized boat landing was identified by the International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) Renewable Energy Workgroup as one of the areas where there could be benefits — in terms of cost reduction and safety improvement — for marine operations for renewable energy.
IMCA’s new report includes sections on crew transfer to offshore turbines, safe clearances, fender impact loading, and others.
Following this recommendation, IMCA’s Renewable Energy Workgroup and the National Workboat Association have been seeking a consensus on the optimum design and configuration of boat landings for accessing wind-turbine foundations from crew transfer vessels.
“In order

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