Lean Wind (IRPWind EWEA)

Project objective

LEANWIND ambitiously aims at improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the offshore wind farm lifecycle and supply chain. In particular, it wants to develop new technical solutions to reduce the costs of the offshore wind farm installation, O&M and decommissioning by applying the so-called LEAN principles of efficiency to the wind energy lifecycle and supply chain. These principles, first developed by Toyota to reduce wasteful stages in the production chain and therefore improve the effectiveness of the company, are applied to the wind energy sector for the first time.

Expected outcome

Provide cost reductions across the offshore wind farm lifecycle and supply chain through the application of lean principles and the development of state of the art technologies and tools.

Contributing partners

  • 1-TECH
  • A2SEA A/S
  • Aalborg University
  • Haven Oostende Autonoom Gemeentelijk Havenbedrijf
  • Rappel Enterprises Ltd. – Arklow Marine Services
  • Acciona Infraestructuras
  • The B9 Energy Group
  • Community of European Shipyards Associations
  • Cork Institute of Technology
  • Delta Marine
  • Electricite de France
  • Energias de Portugal
  • The European Wind Energy Association
  • Force Technology
  • Gavin and Doherty Geosolutions Ltd
  • Iberdrola Renovables Energia
  • IWES Fraunhofer
  • Kongsberg Maritime
  • Kaleido Ideas & Logistics
  • Lloyd’s Register
  • Maersk Training Svendborg
  • Norsk Automatisering
  • National Technical University of Athens
  • National University of Ireland
  • Offshore Wind Assistance NV
  • Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands
  • Stiftelsen for industriell og teknisk forskning MARINTEK
  • University College Cork
  • The University of Edinburgh
  • University of Hull
  • University of Portsmouth Higher Education Corporation