Offshore Wind O&M Game Changers What do you think can contribute the greatest O&M cost savings or energy yield improvements at operational offshore windfarms? Post your ideas here and we will publish the Top Ten next month…. 5 Comments olejacobnielsen May 20, 2014 Log in to Reply I think we need to see more cooperation between utilities, turbine manufacturers and vessel operators in optimising contracts, resources and standards across the industry. In fact, a recent report on offshore wind O&M highlights the significant cost savings available. The advancement of vessel technologies will help bring costs down if they are aligned with the actual O&M requirements. One critical area is sharing of information, for example turbine manufacturers making clear what their future requirements are. This will allow vessel suppliers to develop, design and build vessels that are optimised for O&M at a cost-effective level for the coming generations. Another area where there are significant savings to be made is better planning of resources. It is estimated that downtime resulting from main component replacements can be reduced significantly with the right planning and pro-active approach. http://www.offshorewindom.com/2014/05/14/better-cooperation-across-the-industry-will-help-reduce-costs-of-energy/ Pat June 6, 2014 Log in to Reply The technicians should have more input into how to plan service work and we can help with ideas to make some of the service tasks better admin June 6, 2014 Log in to Reply What kind of improvements do you think are possible? Pat June 6, 2014 Log in to Reply Providing bigger grease containers, simpler ways to record torque tests, give us infrared cameras so we can check for loose wires more easily. There are lots of small things we could do. TimG June 6, 2014 Log in to Reply If there are improvements in workboats then it would be possible to get technicians out to wind farms sooner in bad weather to do repairs. Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.