How well prepared are you for getting life extension or re-powering over the line? Even if you don’t intend to own your assets past the end of their design life, you can be sure that someone will have an interest in extracting a few extra years from them. The better you have prepared the more attractive your assets will be.
It is never too early to start planning for life extension, and BVGA can help guide you through that process.
We work with asset owners of all sizes, assessing their portfolios, providing independent, real world advice on their best life extension strategy. We visit your sites, engage with your team and review data on project history, performance and reliability, and use our experience of various turbine models.
Crucial to any analytical approach to calculating remaining useful life (RUL) is a comprehensive understanding of the wind conditions at each turbine. If you are starting your assessment late in the asset life, this part of the process can introduce the highest uncertainty. We enhance this with detailed site inspections, failure-modes and effects analysis (FMEA), a review of project history and an understanding of your approach to operations. Add to these a full review of consents, permits and licences, and any implications of you own commercial and political structures, and you have as complete a picture as possible of the risks and opportunities available to you for life extension.
We model the financial impact of options to establish your highest value options, taking into account ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ restrictions. We deliver a detailed plan identifying a range of intervention