BWE Symposium offshore wind energy operation, maintenance and liability issues the current public focus on the mains connection of offshore wind farms in the North Sea and Baltic Sea can move the operating phase of the offshore wind turbines in the background. Wrong: Because only by operating the feed-in tariff can generate, only here the extremely high investments are recovered. So worth a look on the service and maintenance concepts of manufacturers who are in the first years of operation in the duty. Bard, Areva, Siemens and REpower others must show that a high system availability can be ensured. It aims to anticipate risks and quickly ready to have solutions in the case of the entry. This includes a logistically well thought out spare parts management: where to keep large components, such as gear parts and rotor blades in stock and how to get fast transport ships, to bring them to the offshore wind turbine. To minimise these bets, is the application of condition monitoring systems essential and in the offshore industry already state-of-the-art. Here also the operator remains still in the negotiation, as in addition to the manufacturers the State information.
Therefore, there should be always contractual arrangements on the data access and the data update rate. The operation of offshore wind turbines located in the field of tension between technical availability and safety of the staff. Occupational safety / HSE (health safety environment) requires its own concept crafted from workplace of the offshore wind turbine, about the specific training set procedures in an accident situation up to the rescue, which not only medical but also logistically must be mastered by service technicians starting in on occupational safety. Centralized control of rescue operations by an offshore emergency provider table everyone looks the smartest option. Several considerations in the circulation, which player here can take the main responsibility and how the costs are distributed on all offshore wind farm fair is up-to-date can. “Against this background the Bundesverband WindEnergie organized the Symposium of offshore wind energy operation and maintenance liability” in Hamburg, Germany, 19-20 February 2013.
The event realised in close cooperation with the Foundation of OFFSHORE wind energy brings together utilities, equipment manufacturer, service – and providers, trainers and logistics, to discuss concepts that are already proven as well as planned for the future. Conference on offshore wind energy operation, maintenance and liability issues date: 19th-20th February 2013 place: Hamburg the Bundesverband WindEnergie regularly, networking and educational forums on current topics of wind energy conducts. Information about the registration and the complete event program of the BWE, see events contact: Thorsten Paulsen, head of events & corporate publishing Bundesverband WindEnergie e.V. service hotline: 030 / 20-164-222 E-Mail: