Making operations and maintenance as efficient and cost effective as possible is vital if the wind industry is to reach its potential. Moreover, the need to ensure that turbines are robust and easy to maintain becomes increasingly important as the offshore sector grows and even onshore turbines are placed in more hostile environments that are difficult to access.
By Philippa Jones
There is no shortage of ideas of how to improve component reliability and condition monitoring and some of the best ones will be shared at the EWEA 2013 Annual Event. But they will all have to prove their worth to session chair Mark Young from DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability, UK.