O&M opinions and insights for the offshore wind industry

How can we create certainty in the offshore wind industry supply chain?

To reduce the costs of wind energy generated by offshore wind parks, there needs to be a greater degree of ‘certainty’ in the offshore wind industry. What I mean by this is a commitment to contracts and agreements that allow the necessary investments throughout the supply chain.

A lack of certainty makes it difficult to reach the cost reduction goals that everyone in the industry is looking for. Continue reading

Offshore wind O&M is not just about the turbine

When considering maintenance issues in the offshore wind industry, it is important to look beyond just the offshore wind turbines themselves. Not only should wind farm owners and operators consider their equipment and balance of plant, but they need to use data from surveys and inspections in order to create a workable maintenance plan.