Operations & Maintenance

  • Fugro studies bring monitoring improvement advice

    Fugro worked with Cefas, the scientific advisor to the Marine Management Organisation, to undertake a review of post-consent monitoring at 19 UK offshore wind farms and selected foreign sites.

  • Renewable Energy Leaders Determine Future Strategies to Increase Power Production

    Over 110 wind farm owners including Iberdrola, NextEra, EDPR, E.ON, Google, Infigen, NRG Energy and EDF Renewable Energy will gather at next week’s Wind O&M Summit in Dallas (14th – 16th April).

  • ABB bags $40m order

    ABB has bagged an order worth around $40m from Energinet.dk, the Danish transmission system operator.

  • Deal major step for Dong partnership model

    Danish utility Dong Energy has taken a major step to support its partnership model by signing an agreement to sell 50% of the 210MW UK offshore wind construction project, Westermost Rough, to Marubeni and UK Green Investment Bank.

  • End of warranty handover: how to ease impacts on profitability

    End-of-warranty handover strategy planning calls for a close scrutiny since it can improve the profitability of any wind farm project. Wind Energy Update’s Ritesh Gupta takes a detailed look.

  • Dong Energy fleet hits record capacity

    Danish utility Dong Energy has reported that its offshore wind farms have set a new capacity record in January – and then again in February.

  • Alan Chivers of PMSS on O&M evolution

    Wind Energy Update caught up with Alan Chivers, chairman of renewable energy consultancy, TÜV SÜD PMSS, at the European Wind Energy Association 2014 conference in Barcelona. Chivers offers his views on current and future operations and maintenance (O...

  • Svenska kraftnät signs contract with ABB

    ABB has signed a contract worth $45m with Svenska kraftnät, the Swedish national grid operator.

  • Salmond: transmission charging delays to cost £90m

    Scotland’s first minister Alex Salmond has highlighted that delays to grid charging reforms will cost Scottish electricity generators £90m.

  • Thibault Desclee de Maredsous of Alstom: Brazil now seeing importance of O&M

    Alstom’s experience in Brazil is instructive for any original equipment manufacturer (OEM) looking to break into an emerging market. Product management director, Thibault Desclee de Maredsous, talks of operations and maintenance (O&M) and more.

  • Ingeteam’s Luis Moreno on OEM and ISP maintenance models

    The Spanish engineering firm Ingeteam is an independent supplier of power converters, generators, turbine controllers, control monitoring systems, and supervisory control and data acquisition management systems.

  • DOE selects Romax for drivetrain design

    The U.S. Department of Energy has chosen Romax Technology as the lead mechanical engineer in a consortium that will develop an innovative wind turbine drivetrain design.

  • GE trials DC in remote power networks

    GE Power Conversion has accomplished a milestone in its effort to lower the cost of power delivered from offshore installations and increasing the electrical output delivered from renewable energy sources in distant places.

  • Wind power on the rise in America

    AWEA, the national trade association of the United States wind energy industry, has shared that wind power topped 4% of the U.S. power grid for the first time last year.

  • Study looks to cut offshore infrastructure risks

    Xodus Group, Cathie Associates and UTEC Geomarine have set up a consortium in the United Kingdom to prepare a study that will focus on how to curtail the costs of generating electricity from offshore wind farms.