DES as Tool for the Decision-Making in an Offshore Manufacturing Foundation Process
The potential of offshore wind energy is linked to a reduction of costs per KWh. Several studies have pointed out the potential reduction of manufacturing process and its impact on the final results, especially in substructures cost. This chapter presents an implementation of 3D Discrete Event Simulation (DES) in an offshore manufacturing foundation process to increase the efficiency of the process by reducing costs and delivery times. The simulation is used as an integrating tool that supports the management team in the decision-making process, since the commercial phase to the project completion.
KeywordsDiscrete event simulation Decision-making Manufacturing FlexSim
The authors are thankful to Unidad Mixta de Investigación (UMI) Navantia-UDC for its valuable support.
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