Department of Business Development and Technology

Offshore wind project production system: reducing construction duration through planning

Research output: Book/anthology/dissertation/reportPh.D. thesis

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Offshore wind project production system : reducing construction duration through planning. / Lerche, Jon.

Aarhus : Aarhus BSS, School of Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University, 2020. 55 p.

Research output: Book/anthology/dissertation/reportPh.D. thesis

Harvard

Lerche, J 2020, Offshore wind project production system: reducing construction duration through planning. Aarhus BSS, School of Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University, Aarhus.

APA

Lerche, J. (2020). Offshore wind project production system: reducing construction duration through planning. Aarhus BSS, School of Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University.

CBE

Lerche J 2020. Offshore wind project production system: reducing construction duration through planning. Aarhus: Aarhus BSS, School of Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University. 55 p.

MLA

Lerche, Jon Offshore wind project production system: reducing construction duration through planning Aarhus: Aarhus BSS, School of Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University. 2020.

Vancouver

Lerche J. Offshore wind project production system: reducing construction duration through planning. Aarhus: Aarhus BSS, School of Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University, 2020. 55 p.

Author

Lerche, Jon. / Offshore wind project production system : reducing construction duration through planning. Aarhus : Aarhus BSS, School of Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University, 2020. 55 p.

Bibtex

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