Αλγόριθμος δρομολόγησης πλοίων διεργασιών υπεράκτιου αιολικού πάρκου για τη διαχείριση καυσίμων
KeywordsDynamic positioning ; Υπεράκτια αιολικά πάρκα ; Ανάλυση δεδομένων ; Αλγόριθμος δρομολόγησης
Nowadays, the world is being characterized by an exponential surge in data production. Such data can be found in almost all areas of one’s professional and everyday life. Specifically, the production, collection and process of data has gained the interest of the maritime sector, among others. Mechanical data as well as position and weather-related data of a vessel, are produced by special sensors placed on said vessel; as soon as the necessary processing of the aforementioned data comes to an end, they can be used to maintain the vessel’s position, course and route. Vessel routing has been a key issue when it comes to operating vessels in an offshore wind farm. Such a case can be made because, in such an environment, routing can be affected by a plethora of factors, one of which is fuel consumption. To reduce costs in offshore wind farm operations, it is important to conduct vessel routing whilst taking fuel efficiency into account. Considering the above, this master thesis is proposing a vessel routing algorithm for fuel management using dynamic positioning data. The proposed algorithm is based on modelling an offshore wind farm as a connected graph, where the nodes correspond to the wind turbines and the edges correspond to the cost of moving a vessel between them.