Keywords: maintenance, offshore, wind turbines, wind farms, operations
Maintenance Manager to control operation and maintenance of offshore wind farms
Maintenance of wind farms is of increasing importance. Especially in remote areas, where logistics and accessibility are restricted, costs of preventive as well as corrective maintenance form a substantial part of the costs of electricity. The importance of a tool that assists in feedback to the design, failure logging, configuration control and maintenance planning is evident. This paper describes the importance of such a tool, the functional specifications that should be met and the experience with implementation of such a system at a wind turbine manufacturer.