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Condition monitoring benefit for offshore wind turbines

Thöns, Sebastian and McMillan, David (2012) Condition monitoring benefit for offshore wind turbines. In: PMAPS 2012, 2012-06-10 - 2012-06-14.

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Abstract

As more offshore wind parks are commissioned, the focus will inevitably shift from a planning, construction and warranty focus to an operation, maintenance and investment payback focus. In this latter case, both short-term risks associated with wind turbine component assemblies, and longterm risks related to structural integrity of the support structure, are highly important. This research focuses on the role of condition monitoring to lower costs associated with short-term reliability and long-term asset integrity. This enables comparative estimates of life cycle costs and reduction in uncertainty, both of which are of value to investors.