WindConnect: Onshore O&M Forum - 3rd March 2014
14.00 - Onwards

Hotel Checkin

Lindner Hotel Am Michel


Drinks Reception & Roundtable Discussions

Discussing topics such as:

  • Examining strategies for negotiating OEM contracts
  • How can blade inspection be made more cost effective?
  • What level of service can an ISP offer post-warranty?

Relax and unwind

  • Continue networking and discussing issues raised during the roundtables or relax in your complimentary room

WindConnect Onshore O&M Forum - 4th March 2014



Chair’s opening remarks


Operational Improvements: Making Wind Power More Competitive

  • Reducing operational costs during and after warranty by implementing active asset management concepts throughout the O&M strategy
  • Aligning site analysis with site maintenance for improved energy yield
  • Increasing energy yield by continuously reviewing and optimising turbine performance
  • Blade angle optimisation
  • Pitch angles

Gerrud A. Wallaert, Head of Asset Planning   E.on Climate and Renewables


One-to-one meetings

Strategic one-to-one meetings with a varied selection of the European O&M vendor market


Morning Break & Networking


Business Benefits Of Embedding Safety Into Wind Operations: A Case Study Of ESB's Experience In Building An O&M Capability For Wind

  • Overview of ESB and safety as a core value in our utility culture
  • Embedding safety into O&M design reviews for new wind farms and lessons learned
  • Integration of Wind Turbine Safety Rules into overall operational processes and procedures
  • Integration of process safety and development of asset management systems for our wind portfolio

David Farrell, Manager Renewables O&M, ESB Generation


One-to-one meetings




Comparison Of State Of The Art SCADA And High Sampled Data Condition Monitoring Techniques For Wind Turbines:

  • An overview of state of the art methods to monitor and predict turbine behavior
  • Comparing the benefits and drawbacks of various state of the art techniques for both SCADA and high sampled data
  • Factors to consider when investing in condition monitoring systems

Marc Hilbert, Research Engineer Dipl-Ing. (M.Sc), PHD, RWTH Aachen University


One-to-one meetings

15:45 Afternoon Break & Networking


One-to-one meetings


Maximising Turbine Availability Through Smarter Maintenance Scheduling: Should Service Contracts Be Time Or Production Based?

  • Examining the cost savings involved in adopting a production based maintenance strategy
  • Re-assessing the day-to-day O&M needs of your fleet for a cost-effective maintenance schedule
  • Strategies for utilising the fixed costs of service technicians on windy days

Julian Hobbs, Director of Service Sales, Vestas Northern Europe


Chair’s closing remarks/Forum closes

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