2nd Offshore Wind Operations and Maintenance Forum 2017

This exclusive two-day showcases the best strategies and methodologies in Offshore Wind technology design, operation and maintenance, while discussing assessment and management approaches to costs and operational risk.

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Presenting expertise
Experts from DNV GL will showcase operational expertise during this workshop. Observe how our experience spans the entire operational lifecycle and how our management helps maximize energy production, minimize downtime and reduce operating and maintenance costs.

Presenter: Fernando Sevilla Montoya, Senior Engineer, Offshore Wind Projects, DNV GL – Energy
Presentation: Current vs Novel Access Strategies
Date/time: Tuesday 30 May 2017, 10:30
Session: Future O&M Strategies and Concept
Location: Offshore Wind Theatre
Abstract: One of the main parameters to be scrutinised regarding the planning of the O&M logistics for an offshore wind farm is the selection of the most suitable and cost beneficial transportation and access strategy. The choice of an access strategy is highly site specific, depending predominantly on the distance to the site, the number of turbines and the metocean and wind climate at and surrounding the site. High accessibility to a site will increase the number of hours technicians have available to carry out work, resulting in a positive impact on availability. Often, however, a balance must be obtained between accessibility and vessel costs. On this pre¬sentation, DNV GL will explore the pros and cons of a wide range of current and novel access strategies as well as strategic logistic alternatives based on comput¬er modelling simulations. Concepts reviewed include: helicopter strategies, new SOV and CTV designs available in the market, consideration of night working shifts and innovative major component change out procedures.

Presenter: Ian Finch, Business Development Manager, Offshore Wind, DNV GL – Energy
Presentation: Developing a Homogenous approach to Offshore Wind AO&M
Date/time: Wednesday 31 May 2017, 12:00
Session: Performance and Reliability Improvement
Location: Offshore Wind Theatre
Abstract: Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) and Risk Based Inspections (RBI) have been used in Offshore O&G operations for many years; particularly in Structural Integrity Management regimes - but such techniques are less commonly deployed in the wind industry. We are becoming an expert at analysing turbine operational data to provide early identification of faults and to extend asset life, but this is usually done in isolation from an overarching RCM/RBI approach. New standards such as RDS-PP (Reference Designation System for Power Plants) could integrate the taxonomy of physical turbine assets and SCADA data, but few operators have incorporated all these elements together, to provide a homogenous approach to their Wind Power Plant operations. These systems have been even less integrated with Enterprise Asset Management Solutions such as Maximo and SAP/PM. Ian will discuss how these disparate tools could be better integrated; leading to reduced O&M costs, improved yields and opportunities for life extension. Parallels will be drawn from the Oil and Gas Sector demonstrating how tools and techniques can be translated for use in Offshore Wind O&M operations.

  • Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) and Risk Based Inspections (RBI)
  • New standards - RDS-PP (Reference Designation System for Power Plants)
  • Reduced O&M costs, improved yields and opportunities for life extension

Pre-book meetings
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