Actually, this “article” is just one big graphic. For the link at the very bottom: www.events.newenergyupdate.com/onshore-wind-operations-maintenance-report/
This article and survey come from New Energy Update. Onshore wind participants predict more revenue-sharing, digitalization and multi-project contracts in the operations and maintenance sector while service providers plan to expand spare parts capabilities, a new survey by New Energy Update shows. Ageing wind fleets, falling technology costs, and increasing competition between power generation technologies have…
While most experts agree there should be no shortage of takers to build the offshore wind industry, it is still unclear exactly who will be stepping forward and what kinds of deals will be done.
As a growing volume of wind capacity reaches the end of its nominal service life, owners, operators and service providers are looking at ways to assess the residual useful life of wind farm assets and methods to extract the maximum value from an ageing fleet.
Often the people responsible for constructing the project, including commissioning, (‘Construction’) will move on to another project quickly and take all that project specific knowledge with them. In comparison, the ‘Operator’ of the asset will be preparing to accept the asset.
Experience is improving estimates of failure times for critical components such as bearings, said experts at the 3rd Annual Wind Optimization & Maintenance Canada conference.
Coordinated steering wakes and ramp-down strategies based on advanced data analytics could increase annual energy production by several percentage points, say the initial findings from a joint government-industry research project.
Asset owners highlighted the need for robust end-of-warranty handover processes at the 3rd Annual Wind Optimization & Maintenance Canada conference in Toronto.