Wind Energy O&M brings over 14GW of experience to Hamburg

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With over 14GW of projects from across Europe represented by Owner-Operators at the conference, the two day summit has attracted some of the biggest names as well as companies to discuss upgrading O&M strategy, debating service quality and innovation and going in-depth on asset optimisation techniques

Victoria Auckland, Project Director of the forum, said: “The European O&M market has for a long time been one of the most advanced in the world, yet with vast amounts of operating capacity comes the need for constant review and evolution.

“That has been recognised this year with the number of Owner-Operators already signed up to the 2015 forum to debate how to develop and optimise their strategies in a way that suits their portfolio size. For the last seven years the forum has brought people together at the start of every year, provoking exciting debate, encouraging and forming many of the deals done in the months ahead and this year looks like the best yet!”

Exhibitors showcasing their services include globally recognised lubricants and rotating machinery group Fluitec, manufacturer of controlled bolting solutions SPX and smart technology group CGI. Delegates from Norway, Denmark, the UK, the USA and Japan have already signed up alongside many more.

The Forum will be launched with a pre-event workshop hosted exclusively by Romax Technology on Enabling Predictive Maintenance, looking into approaches to solve key reliability issues and how to predict remaining useful life of a machine.

Day 1 of the forum includes keynote sessions from E.ON’s Head of Asset Optimisation, Renske Ijtsma, on standardising their O&M approach globally across both onshore and offshore projects. An Operator super panel including speakers from WPD Windmanager, Vattenfall, Centrica, ERG Renew and VERBUND led by the CEO of 8.2 Consulting AG focuses on adapting O&M models according to portfolio size and how other owner operators can hand-pick learnings that are relevant to them.

An in-depth lunch-time workshop, hosted by Gamesa will review case studies on ‘making old from new’ covering a variety of turbine technologies and brands. And to close day 1, SPX Hydraulic Technologies and GE will (respectively) discuss a future view of the evolution of integrity management at an optimized commercial and technical level and a view into cost of energy reduction through increasing wind-farm efficiency and cutting operational costs.

The evening will then begin with Lubricant Sponsors Fluitec hosting a drinks and canapés reception in the beautiful Weißer Saal overlooking the winter garden at the fantastic Hotel Atlantic Kempinski.

Day 2 of the forum takes a strong focus on asset optimisation and data analysis with the CEO of GreenSolver, Guy Auger showing delegates how to get a full understanding of asset behaviour followed shortly by an asset optimisation panel discussing the impact of asset optimisation on the O&M of a wind farm. This panel will be delivered by Fluitec, Ramboll Wind, Sgurr Energy and Energie Kontor. Day 2 will be closed by a joint presentation between Iberwind and Nordex on how a successful partnership has reduced the amount of downtime caused by converters.

The forum sponsors include; Gamesa, CGI, Greensolver, SPX, GE, NEM Solutions, WindCom, Sciemus, Fluitec, Romax Technology, ECN and Sgurr Energy.

For more information on the Wind Energy O&M Forum Europe 2015, click here
For information on exhibition booths or forum branding, contact Érica Baêta on 0207 422 4384 or email erica(at)windenergyupdate(dot)com

Notes to editors
1.    Wind Energy Update are the hosts of Wind Energy O&M Forum Europe (20 – 21 January, Hotel Atlantic Kempinsky, Hamburg)
2.    For all press enquiries please contact Marketing Manager, Julian Mak on 0207 375 7595 or email Julian(at)windenergyupdate(dot)com

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