Infigen Energy, owner and operator of 24 wind farms across the USA and Australia has chosen Romax as its independent provider to support the company in reducing downtime costs on two of its wind farms currently being monitored in the US.
The company is benefiting from the Romax InSight Health Management Solution, a combination of revolutionary technology and services that provide early warning of upcoming wind turbine failures.
Up to 75% of the operational expenditure for a large wind farm is typically related to the site's O&M function. To be competitive in terms of the commercial cost per kilowatt hour of electric power generated, every detail of O&M needs to be made as efficient as possible.
Ashley Crowther, Romax VP Engineering, US, said 'It's great that we are seeing InSight make significant cost savings to owners and operators in predicting turbine failure and correcting this through scheduled maintenance. InSight allows its users to understand their wind turbines and proactively take control of maintenance to ensure maximum uptime and revenue with minimum cost.
James Snelson, senior mechanical engineer for Infigen Energy, said, "We have chosen Romax to work on our 81 Siemens units in Texas in order to provide a fully transparent, third-party condition monitoring solution."
"I selected Romax because I felt very confident that they had the expertise and knowledge to meet our needs. A major plus was their level of communication, openness, willingness to collaborate and enthusiasm to drill down to the root cause of any problems."