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Windmill shipping to be mapped out

The number of operations involving specialized ships will grow according to the installations of offshore windmill parks. A new research project at the University of Southern Denmark will help ensure that the workers’ important competencies are not lost.

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The often-complicated operations involving specialized ships in offshore regions in relation to the significant growth in the expansion of windmill parks will now be mapped out by a research project at the University of Southern Denmark. The Maritime Fund has granted approximately USD 355,000 for a PhD project by engineer Rune Zilcken. The work will be done in close dialogue with A2Sea, among others.

“The operation of specialized ships is very topical. The construction of offshore windmill parks is undergoing rapid developments, and Danish shipping companies are playing a major part in the industry. The shipowners operate the ships that assist in the installation of windmills, as well as the ships that are used for the subsequent operation and maintenance of the windmills,” says the project statement.

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