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A multi-criteria port suitability assessment for developments in the offshore wind industry


This research investigates the logistics capabilities of ports, namely physical characteristics, connectivity and layout of the port, for supporting the installation and operation and maintenance phases of offshore wind projects. The relative significance of these criteria is determined using the Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP). The AHP methodology is then applied in a case study as a decision-making tool to enable decision makers to assess the suitability of a number of ports for an offshore wind farm located off the North Sea coast of the United Kingdom (UK).

Speaker Biography

Negar Akbari is currently a PhD student in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Portsmouth. Prior to that, she was a research assistant at the University of Hull where she has contributed to the development of a logistics model for the offshore wind supply chain for the EU funded project, Leanwind. Negar Holds MSc in supply chain management from University of Maryland, USA and BSc in industrial management from University of Shahid Beheshti, Tehran.

Her main research area is in the application of multi-criteria decision methods for the assessment of renewable energies, and her work has been published in the Renewable Energy Journal and European Journal of Operational Research.


Negar Akbari, University of Portsmouth, UK.


Milldam, LE0.02

Date and Time

Thursday 1st December, 1.00 pm to 2.00 pm

For further information email jana.ries@port.ac.uk