As offshore wind farm developers continue to drive down the installed cost of their assets, there is great focus on maximising the efficiency of the installation process. Charlie Watt, Business Development Manager for EasyQote at Seal For Life Industries, gives PES his views on the role of maintenance in the future of the renewables sector.
Larger turbines, slicker installation procedures, harnessing newer technologies, greater experience being gained in the sector, are all factors helping to drive forward this efficiency. The future of the renewable sector is very bright indeed.
But what about the other end of the asset life cycle? How much maintenance planning goes into asset integrity?