Independence of scarce
and costly jack-up vessels:costs of jack-up vessel can, as a reference & mov-demov actions are circa 4M€ per each LCM intervention. The ATOMS will for the first time break the monopoly of such means and reduce the comparable cost to 1/5.
ATOMS is a 2-year project supported by the European Commission’s EMFF Funding Opportunities in September 2020. It is aimed at designing, building, certifying and fully demonstrating in operative environment a pioneer technology for turbines’ Large Corrective Maintenance 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 in PLOCAN test site (Canary Islands).
ATOMS shall demonstrate and provide a simple and yet breakthrough solution to one of the key unsolved technological challenges for the future 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 current OPEX but it will also fill the technological gap existing in floating offshore market when dealing with LCM actions.