Non dependant on scarce and costly jack-up vessels:the cost of a jack-up vessel, as a reference for mov-demov actions, is circa €4M per each LCM intervention. ATOMS will, for the first time, break the monopoly of such means and reduce the comparable cost by 1/5.
ATOMS is a 2-year project supported by the European Commission’s EMFF Funding Opportunities (September 2020). It is aimed at designing, building, certifying and fully demonstrating in an operative environment a pioneer technology for turbines’ Large Corrective Maintenance (LCM) actions which will -for the first time- scape the monopoly of jack-up vessels and will drastically reduce the maintenance cost of bottom-fixed wind turbines. It will be built and demonstrated at the PLOCAN test site (Canary Islands).
ATOMS will provide a simple and yet breakthrough solution to one of the key unsolved technological challenges of the offshore wind sector: how to perform on-site Large Corrective Maintenance operations in floating wind turbines. Not only will our solution slash to nearly 1/5 the costs currently dedicated to jack-up services for the maintenance of bottom-fixed turbines, resulting in a 35% reduction in the current OPEX but it will also fill at technological gap existing in floating offshore market when dealing with LCM actions.