Gamesa has become the first wind turbine manufacturer to manage to certify its useful life extension program under the standard issued by independent certification body, DNV GL. This certification –awarded to G47-660 kW life extension program- evidences once again the company’s technological leadership, underpinned by a broad suite of products designed to reduce the cost of energy (CoE).
The life extension program consists of a series of structural upgrades and monitoring features which allow owners to lengthen the useful lives of their turbines from 20 to 30 years of guaranteed safety and availability. These 10 additional years of useful life lock in supplementary income and thereby enhance these facilities’ profitability.
The certificate awarded by DNV GL was based on detailed analysis of the design, specifications and applied calculations over the entire life of a Gamesa G47-660 kW wind turbine, from the year in which it is installed until year 30. This certification endorses the life extension methodology designed by the company based on the ‘Guideline for Continued Operation of Wind Turbines’ of DNV GL, Edition 2009.
Gamesa will apply its life extension program to 850 kW and 2.0MW turbines and even to ones made by other OEMs which are maintained by Gamesa.
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