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A multi-criteria port suitability assessment for developments in the offshore wind industry

Irawan, Chandra A.; Akbari, Negar; Jones, Dylan F.; Menachof, David


Chandra A. Irawan

Negar Akbari

Dylan F. Jones

David Menachof


This paper investigates the logistics capabilities of offshore wind ports, namely physical characteristics, connectivity and layout of the port, for supporting the installation and operation and maintenance phases of offshore wind projects. The relative significance of these criteria is determined using the Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP). The AHP methodology is then applied in a case study as a decision-making tool to enable decision makers to assess the suitability of a number of ports for an offshore wind farm located off the North Sea coast of the United Kingdom (UK).


Akbari, N., Irawan, C. A., Jones, D. F., & Menachof, D. (2017). A multi-criteria port suitability assessment for developments in the offshore wind industry. Renewable energy, 102(A), 118-133.

Acceptance Date Oct 16, 2016
Online Publication Date Oct 18, 2016
Publication Date Mar 1, 2017
Deposit Date Dec 19, 2016
Publicly Available Date Dec 19, 2016
Journal Renewable energy
Print ISSN 0960-1481
Electronic ISSN 1879-0682
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 102
Issue A
Pages 118-133
Keywords Port selection, Multi-criteria decision-making, Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP), Offshore wind, Renewable energy
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Copyright Statement ©2017, Elsevier. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Additional Information Authors' accepted manuscript of article published in: Renewable energy, 2017, v.102 issue A.


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