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DNV GL showcases Smarter Operations services to increase wind asset value and safety at HUSUM Wind 2015 to support the maturing wind energy industry

DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, today presents its Smarter Operations service portfolio at HUSUM Wind 2015 (Stand 1E28, Hall 1).

Focused on the operational phase of the project life cycle, the service portfolio combines analytical capabilities with practical on-site assessments, spanning from short-term forecasting to optimised inspections and monitoring services. The portfolio has been developed to support wind and solar energy project developers, owners and operators to boost the revenue of their assets.

A report by the Global Wind Energy Council highlighted that 2013 was the first year in over two decades that wind installation rates dropped globally. This shift in emphasis from building new capacity towards the optimisation of the existing fleet is being heralded by a greater focus on safety and asset value. To support the industry in optimising the management of its current fleet, DNV GL has developed an integrated approach to accelerate changes to the operational project life cycle.

Michael Lange, DNV GL’s Section Head Asset Operation & Management for Energy in Central Europe and Mediterranean, commented: “Alongside the forecast that new installations of wind capacity will remain flat for the foreseeable future, we see that ownership of the operating fleet is changing radically. Institutional investors are now playing a significant role. As well as operators and developers, these types of owners take a long-term perspective on their assets. With our combined data analytical know-how and hands-on presence on site, we support our customers with operational insights to deliver a tailored asset management service to future-proof their investment.”

DNV GL offers a wide range of integrated services to all stakeholders seeking qualified support and risk mitigation in addressing the challenges and opportunities in the operational phase of a project lifecycle, including:

  • Short-term forecasting
  • Performance enhancement
  • SCADA solutions
  • Operations control room
  • Due diligence
  • Portfolio manager software
  • Lifetime extension support
  • Inspections
  • Monitoring and reporting
  • Management and administration
  • Turbine appraisal
  • Warranty & verification testing
  • Technology review

At one of Europe’s leading wind exhibitions, HUSUM Wind 2015, DNV GL’s experts will be presenting the Smarter Operations services in a number of activities:

Meet the Expert session: Wind Revenue Forecast model
Learn more about DNV GL’s new forecasting model for an optimised location analysis, combining the expertise of DNV GL’s energy yield assessments and its model to forecast electricity prices.
When: 16th September 12:30pm Where: DNV GL Stand, number 1E28 in Hall 1

Lifetime extension: Let them keep on running – an instruction for turbines past their prime
Find out more about the opportunities of turbine maintenance and lifetime extension. Meet DNV GL’s experts over a typical northern-German lunch and learn by means of practical examples how to optimise your wind farm maintenance operations.
When: 17th September, 10:30 -12:30pm Where: Conference Room 2

Due Diligence ‘Light’
Wind projects in advanced regions like Germany where stakeholders have several years of experience often require a less detailed due diligence than in emerging markets. This seminar addresses the specific due diligence needs that are required in developed markets. Talk to DNV GL’s experts about a tailored approach for wind projects in Germany.
When: 17th September, 11:45 -13:15pm Where: Conference Room 3


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