Wind Energy Update: A lifecycle approach can reduce access needs

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In a presentation from RES Offshore on increasing offshore wind farm safety through reducing access, hear the ways in which access can impact on the safety of your offshore engineers. Use the information on access and the lifecycle approach of RES’s Group HSE manager to implement a solid safety strategy and reduce the frequency of HSE incidents on your offshore wind project.

How often and how a wind farm is accessed has a big impact on the safety of those working offshore. In a presentation from Julian Hubbard, the Group HSE manager for RES Offshore, on the offshore wind health and safety industry, he explains that through a lifecycle approach to access and the service of offshore wind farms, health and safety risks can be reduced and the safety of engineers can be improved.

He explains that through the good design of wind farms and turbines, health and safety risks can be reduced. Using the lifecycle model, which is contained in the presentations, he explains exactly how you can change the access to improve the safety of your workers on wind turbines.

By reducing the need to access the wind turbine it can contribute towards reducing the risks associated with working offshore. Along with this, if companies do their best to improve access, it can provide a safer working environment. The access of a wind farm needs to become a major factor in the design and something that should not be overlooked describes Julian.

In the presentation he provides three ways to reduce offshore access needs:
1.    Improved design of wind turbine and farms will reduce the need to complete routine servicing
2.    Improving the reliability of wind turbines will lead to a reduction in unplanned visits
3.    Better monitoring and analysis enable engineers to predict failures and combine service visits

Hear in depth how to implement the lifecycle model, remote operations and improve serviceability by looking at the RES Offshore presentation. Improve safety by adapting the access to your wind farm – click here.

If you have any questions please contact me on:
Carrianne Matta
VP Health and Safety | Wind Energy Update
carrianne (at) windenergyupdate (dot) com | +44(0)207 3757 164

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