As the wind O&M industry matures, owners are becoming wiser to their options post warranty. As a result, competition within the industry is growing and owners are starting to take more responsibility. This has created a clear shift in the O&M market where OEMs and ISPs will need to re-define their role and demonstrate new strategies to meet with the increasing demands of owners and operators. However, while clearly a large number of owners are moving to a self-perform model for scheduled maintenance and small correctives, many are not planning to take on major components straight away.
At his point there is still a huge market for experts at changing generators, gearboxes, transformers, blades, and more because it is a whole new level of expertise for operators.
What did we do? Over the last few weeks we’ve managed to poll 200+ of the onshore wind industries biggest decision makers and leading O&M specialists on the development of critical O&M market trends. The emphasis is on taking an old asset, making it run better, lowering the cost of maintenance and increasing power output through new tech and data analysis.
By picking the brains of the wind industry’s elite we’ve managed to uncover some compelling trends, such as:
- Bearing failure, repair, and maintenance is set to double by 2017
- OEMs could lose 15% share of the O&M market by 2020
- CMS & Analytics investment assumed to increase by 1/3 by 2017
- Optimization of power generation, not cost cutting, is the real driver of investments (63 vs. 37%)
We’d be keen to hear if you agree or disagree with the survey results and what analysis you are able draw.
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