Through-life engineering services: A wind turbine perspective

Joel Igba*, Kazem Alemzadeh, Christopher Durugbo, Keld Henningsen

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Power generation from wind energy is becoming more popular, having exponential yearly growth during the last decade. Furthermore, wind farm (WF) projects are now moving into complex utility scale power generation systems comprising of arrays of large wind turbines (WTs), whose development, installation and operation are constrained by extreme and hostile environments. However, this increases the need for through-life engineering service (TES) for WTs especially in offshore applications, where the operations and maintenance (O&M) becomes more complicated as a result of the harsh marine weather and environmental conditions. In this paper, TES of WTs is presented - identifying the current state-of-the-art in methods and applications, requirements and needs, challenges, and opportunities of TES in the wind sector. Also an illustrative case study on WT gearbox through-life support is presented to demonstrate the potential opportunities and applications of TES in the wind industry.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcedia CIRP
PublisherElsevier Science
Pages213-218
Number of pages6
Volume22
Edition1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Nov 2014
EventProceedings of the 3rd International Conference in Through-life Engineering Services, 2014 - , United Kingdom
Duration: 4 Nov 20135 Nov 2013

Publication series

NameProcedia CIRP
PublisherElsevier
ISSN (Print)2212-8271

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 3rd International Conference in Through-life Engineering Services, 2014
CountryUnited Kingdom
Period4/11/135/11/13

Keywords

  • Gearboxes
  • Operations and maintenance
  • Through-life engineering services
  • Wind turbines

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