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Designing supply chain networks for the offshore wind energy industry

Designing supply chain networks for the offshore wind energy industry Germany’s energy plan guidelines for an environmentally friendly, reliable and affordable supply of energy define renewable energy as the cornerstone of future energy provision. The so-called ‘renewables’ will help to save millions tons of carbon dioxide. One important renewable – the offshore wind energy – is starting to move into large-scale commercial developments. First, offshore wind farms have highlighted weaknesses, risks and the need for detailed studies. Unresolved issues especially in the definition of handling areas in ports, assembly sites, warehouse locations, inventories and transportation routines have emerged to this day. In particular, research has not focused on modelling and designing supply chains for the installation and maintenance of offshore wind turbines. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to present approaches to design supply chain networks for offshore wind farms. It supports actors involved to capture the value proposition and benefits of effective and efficient offshore supply chain management. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Business Performance and Supply Chain Modelling Inderscience Publishers

Designing supply chain networks for the offshore wind energy industry

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Publisher
Inderscience Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. All rights reserved
ISSN
1758-9401
eISSN
1758-941X
DOI
10.1504/IJBPSCM.2012.050392
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Abstract

Germany’s energy plan guidelines for an environmentally friendly, reliable and affordable supply of energy define renewable energy as the cornerstone of future energy provision. The so-called ‘renewables’ will help to save millions tons of carbon dioxide. One important renewable – the offshore wind energy – is starting to move into large-scale commercial developments. First, offshore wind farms have highlighted weaknesses, risks and the need for detailed studies. Unresolved issues especially in the definition of handling areas in ports, assembly sites, warehouse locations, inventories and transportation routines have emerged to this day. In particular, research has not focused on modelling and designing supply chains for the installation and maintenance of offshore wind turbines. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to present approaches to design supply chain networks for offshore wind farms. It supports actors involved to capture the value proposition and benefits of effective and efficient offshore supply chain management.

Journal

International Journal of Business Performance and Supply Chain ModellingInderscience Publishers

Published: Jan 1, 2012

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