Conceptual Design

Risks and costs of the transport, installation and removal of an offshore structure will have a strong effect on the selection of the best concept for the planned purpose of the structure. Operational requirements are important as these will generate the required revenues, but the costs of installation, maintenance and removal of an offshore structure can be significant and can determine the success or failure of a chosen concept.

Therefor, good knowledge of offshore installation technology and weather risks is valuable input for a concept design of an offshore platform, or any offshore structure. The compromise between operational requirements and offshore construction method related to risks and costs should be carefully chosen.