Model predictive control framework for optimizing offshore wind O&M

M. Borsotti*, R.R. Negenborn, X. Jiang

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Offshore wind farms are a promising source of renewable energy, but they face significant challenges in terms of operation and maintenance (O&M). Traditional scheduling models often overlook the potential of condition-based maintenance (CBM). Addressing this gap, this paper introduces a novel framework, incorporating principles of Model Predictive Control (MPC), to optimize the O&M scheduling of offshore wind farms using prognostic-driven maintenance. The framework integrates probabilistic remaining useful life (RUL) prognosis in a mixed-integer linear programming (MILP) optimization model with a rolling horizon approach, in alignment with MPC’s predictive and adaptive decision-making approach. The optimization model determines the optimal time to replace each component by minimizing the expected cost over the expected lifetime. This approach seeks to achieve the lowest expense while guaranteeing the highest utilization rate of each component. For the case study presented, the total O&M costs are reduced by up to 15% with respect to corrective maintenance strategies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Maritime Technology and Engineering
EditorsC. Guedes Soares, Tiago A. Santos
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781003508762
ISBN (Print)9781032833279
Publication statusPublished - 2024
EventMARTECH 2024 - Lisbon, Portugal - Istituto Tecnico Superior, Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 14 May 202417 May 2024

Publication series

NameAdvances in Maritime Technology and Engineering


ConferenceMARTECH 2024 - Lisbon, Portugal
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  • Operation and Maintenance
  • Offshore Wind Energy
  • Prognostic
  • Remaining Useful Life prediction
  • Maintenance scheduling


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