Maintenance of Wind Power Plants

2018-05-07 - 2018-05-08
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Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE
Fritz-Schäfer-Straße 9, 81737 Munich, Germany
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300.00 € - 890.00 €
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The focal topics of the VGB conference "Maintenance of Wind Power Plants" will deal with the reduction of installation and operating costs of wind power plants as well as with the enhancement of operational safety and reliability. The consistent further development of system technology, in particular the optimisation of maintenance strategies will play a decisive role in the future in order to increase technical availability and thus economic efficiency of the appropriate systems.

O&M concepts will be presented from the manufacturer's, the independent service provider's, and the owner's points of view followed by panel discussions. Different tools to optimise the output of wind power plants will be presented using digital models as well as the combination with storage technologies.

The conference will mainly highlight the following topics:

  • O&M concepts
  • Bolt connections
  • Wind farm optimisation
  • Digitalisation
  • Ice detection
  • Hybrid systems

The programme will leave enough time for extensive discussions and answering your questions.

The conference addresses operators of wind power plants and all persons and institutions that are directly or indirectly involved in the installation or operation of wind power plants.

  • Programme
    (Subject to revision)

    Last update: 16 April 2018

    Monday, 7 May 2018
    10:30 Welcome and overview on Green Energy Initiative
    Chris van Gend, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE
    11:00 Activities of VGB PowerTech in the field of wind energy
    Ulrich Langnickel, VGB PowerTech e.V.
    11:20 Lessons learned from claims and risk engineering
    Thomas Gellermann, Allianz Risk Consulting GmbH; Heinz Hofbauer, Petrus Knollmüller, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE
    12:00 Lunch break
      O&M Concepts – Part I
    13:00 STEAG's O&M strategy based on predictive maintenance
    Cristian Cioata, STEAG Energie România SRL, Fabio Wagner, STEAG Energy Services GmbH
    13:20 A maintenance flexible strategy: From a modular model to self-perform
    José Ángel Diaz Álvarez, EDP Renováveis S.A.
    13:40 A data driven asset management approach to tailor O&M concepts
    Christian Draheim, innogy SE
    14:00 Panel discussion
    14:30 Coffee break
      O&M Concepts – Part II
    15:00 Service 4.0 - Wind service combined with digitalization, windfarm management and insurance concepts
    Lars Schwitters, Deutsche Windtechnik AG
    15:20 Beyond protected market niches - Independent and integrated O&M services for wind energy with full balancing responsibility
    Ervin Semsedin, Monsson Operation SRL
    15:40 Future operating models for wind turbine maintenance
    Frank Heinz, Senvion GmbH
    16:00 O&M concepts from the manufacturer's perspective
    Hermann Bohlen, ENERCON GmbH
    16:20 Panel discussion
    17:00 End of lecture programme
    19:00 Evening event
    Schneider Bräuhaus
    Tuesday, 8 May 2018
      Bolt connections
    09:00 The maintenance-free screw connection - which options do we already have today to optimize screw connections
    Ulrich Oehms, HYTORC Seis GmbH
    09:20 On-site machining – Case studies from practice model
    Lubbertinus Kossen, Wagner GmbH
    09:40 Panel discussion
    10:00 Coffee break
    10:30 The digital transformation in wind turbine O&M
    Thomas Burchhart, VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
    10:50 Wind turbine O&M: Analytics, reasoning & digitalisation
    Chris Gray, Uptime Engineering GmbH
    11:10 Predictive maintenance in wind turbine O&M
    Christian Busdiecker, Nordex Energy GmbH
    11:30 Panel discussion
    12:00 Lunch break
      Wind farm optimization – Hybrid systems
    13:00 Performance optimisation of wind farms in winter seasons - Evaluation of blade based ice detection systems
    Saskia Bourgeois, Meteotest AG
    13:30 Reduction of operational restrictions to optimise wind farm performance by using SCADA data and the CFD model WindStation
    Omar Herrera Sanchez, menzio GmbH
    14:00 Combining wind and storage: Arbitrage to maximise generation capabilities of wind farms
    John Rafferty, ESB Innovation
    14:20 Energy Islands - new markets for wind energy projects and its specific requirements
    José Gomes, VPC GmbH
    14:40 Panel discussion
    15:00 End of conference
  • Venue
    • Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE
      Fritz-Schäfer-Straße 9
      81737 München
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