Sustainability Applied To Offshore Accommodation Modules

R.C. Fikkert, E. Durmisevic, M.E. Otheguy

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Current issues of increasing material scarcity, environmental awareness and the willingness to explore more sustainable technologies are opening the way for the offshore industry to improve the sustainability of offshore accommodation modules. The objective of this paper is to investigate if Design for Disassembly is an appropriate method to increase the sustainability of Offshore Accommodation Modules. A method is developed from literature and tested on Self-installing Platforms. The case study delivered a flexible and connectable module system for accommodations. Life Cycle Analysis will determine environmental benefits in material and energy use. Functional assessment promises added functionality in terms of flexibility in use, maintenance, upgrading and remanufacturing. First reasoning about costs suggests lower life cycle costs and lower transformation costs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference proceedings of CIB W115 Green Design Conference, 27-29 September, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
EditorsElma Durmisevic, Adnan Pasic
Place of PublicationSarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
PublisherInternational Council for Building Research Studies and Documentation (CIB), Working Commission W115
ISBN (Print)978-90-365-3451-2
Publication statusPublished - 27 Sep 2012
EventCIB W115 Green Design Conference 2012 - Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 27 Sep 201229 Sep 2012


ConferenceCIB W115 Green Design Conference 2012
Country/TerritoryBosnia and Herzegovina


  • Sustainability
  • Design for disassembly
  • Offshore accommodation modules
  • Life cycle analysis


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