Review of Condition-Based Maintenance Strategies for Offshore Wind Energy

  • Jichuan Kang
  • Jose Sobral
  • C. Guedes SoaresEmail author
Research Article


The existing maintenance strategies of offshore wind energy are reviewed including the specific aspects of condition-based maintenance, focusing on three primary phases, namely, condition monitoring, fault diagnosis and prognosis, and maintenance optimization. Relevant academic research and industrial applications are identified and summarized. The state of art, capabilities, and constraints of condition-based maintenance are analyzed. The presented research demonstrates that the intelligent-based approach has become a promising solution for condition recognition, and an integrated data platform for offshore wind farms is significant to optimize the maintenance activities.


Condition-based maintenance Offshore wind energy Fault diagnosis Fault prognosis Maintenance optimization 


Funding Information

This study was performed within the project ARCWIND—adaptation and implementation of floating wind energy conversion technology for the Atlantic region—which is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund through the Interreg Atlantic Area Program under contract EAPA 344/2016.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Marine Technology and Ocean Engineering (CENTEC), Instituto Superior TécnicoUniversidade de LisboaLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.Mechanical Engineering DepartmentInstituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa (ISEL)LisbonPortugal

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