Life-cycle Cost Strategies for Harbors – A Case Study
2015 (English)In: Procedia CIRP, ISSN 2212-8271, Vol. 30, 317-322 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper discusses maintenance strategies for large technical systems with long life-cycles and critical availability needs. The use of sea freight is rapidly increasing, and thereby the use of container harbors as well. The case of Gothenburg harbor in Sweden is used to discuss appropriate construction and maintenance strategies focusing on availability. Investment costs, operational costs and societal costs are discussed along with environmental impact considerations. Different aspects and considerations affecting costs are also discussed, such as pay-back time and external uncertainties. The paper is based on an extensive literature review as well as interviews with harbor personnel.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2015. Vol. 30, 317-322 p.
life-cycle cost; maintenance strategies; long-term contracts; availability
Other Mechanical Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-120814DOI: 10.1016/j.procir.2015.02.136ISI: 000361471300054OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-120814DiVA: diva2:848737
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