Maintenance of Wind Power Plants

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Conference Language: English

The main topics of the VGB WEBINAR "Maintenance of Wind Power Plants" will deal with the reduction of installation and operating costs of wind power plants. 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.

Wind turbines are usually designed for 20 years of operation. For many wind turbines it‘s technically possible to continue operating beyond the design lifetime. The associated challenges and possibilities will be presented by different market players. Several presentations will focus on operational optimisation measures of wind power plants and wind farms.

The conference will mainly highlight the following topics:

  • Life Time Extension
  • Service Optimization / Digitalization

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.

We would be very pleased to welcome you to our WEBINAR in order to optimise the operation of wind power plants together with you.

  • Programme
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    (Subject to revision)
    Last update: 5 March 2021
    Tuesday, 18 May 2021
    10:00 Welcome / Activities of VGB PowerTech in the field of wind energy
    Ulrich Langnickel, VGB PowerTech e.V.
      Life Time Extension – Part I
    10:30 Life extension: Challenges for owners and operators
    Thomas P. Crowden, RWE Renewables International GmbH
    10:50 Technical lifetime assessment - A theoretical and practical approach
    Marc Weißenborn, Deutsche Windtechnik Offshore und Consulting GmbH
    11:10 Life time extension versus repowering
    Carsten Hoch, juwi AG
    11:30 Panel discussion
    12:00 Lunch break
      Life Time Extension – Part II
    13:00 Insights into analyzed damage to drivetrain components
    Thomas Griggel, Allianz Risk Consulting GmbH
    12:20 Lifetime extension for gearboxes – Experience & solutions
    Achim Oebel, Multigear GmbH
    13:40 How digital gearboxes can optimize LCoE for wind farms
    Edwin Hidding, Winergy (Flender GmbH)
    14:00 Panel discussion
    14:30 Coffee break
      Service Optimization
    15:00 Towards the implementation of RDS-PP®: Reliability analysis from the operator’s perspective
    Diego Coronado, CGN Europe Energy
    15:20 Risk evaluation of maintenance concepts
    Thomas Burchhart, VERBUND Green Power GmbH
    15:40 Augmented intelligence-based approach to predictive maintenance
    Christopher Gray, i4SEE TECH GmbH
    16:00 Panel discussion
    16:30 End of Webinar