BPD Zenith delivers MaxiCloud for Offshore Wind to wind farms globally to support their safe operations via works and inventory management, planning and scheduling, mobility and asset lifecycle management.

    BPD Zenith’s experience in Offshore Wind

    BPD Zenith’s experience in Offshore Wind

     

    BPD Zenith has implemented our MaxiCloud for Offshore Wind Accelerator across the globe and has a first-hand understanding of the shared challenges involved for operators and maintainers. MaxiCloud for Offshore Wind reflects BPD Zenith’s over 25 years of offshore asset management experience. Our solution has had design input from industry experts such as Generating Better and BPD Clients including London Array, Marubeni and Swancor Renewable Energy.

    Based on our extensive experience, we understand the challenges facing the industry. These include:

     

    • Young industry means a lack of knowledgeable resources available (skills gap)
    • Only a small amount of historical data on which to base asset lifecycle decisions
    • Challenging environments (weather, tides and sea depth) of operating and maintaining wind farms makes scheduling and delivery of work difficult
    • High degree of safety requirements in a heavily regulatory environment
    • Logistical challenges surrounding inventory management to offshore sites
    • Asset downtime leading to major loss of revenue
    • Lack of industry standards regarding asset and O&M data
    • Lack of integrated or connected systems leading to data “islands”

    MaxiCloud for Offshore Wind

    • Take charge of your asset data with enhanced Asset Management processes and make meaningful comparisons across your wind farm portfolio

    • Support for end-to-end supply chain management – Suppliers, contracts, warranties, procurement and spares management

    • Health, Safety & Environment processes including support for Approved Work Procedure and Safety Documents, Risk Assessments, Permit to Work and Incident reporting

    • Role-based access for key roles including Authorized Technician, Operational Controller, Planner, Senior Authorized Person etc.

    • Enhanced Warranty Management processes
    • Full Work Order History and Analysis including Mean Time Between Failures, Backlog, Open Jobs, Status of Statutory Inspections and more

    • Enhanced Work Management processes

    • Integration-ready with condition monitoring systems – set thresholds on assets to trigger an inspection or other intervention

    • Weather aware – weather conditions calendar and planned work ‘roll back’ function

    • Mobile working to capture data at the point of maintenance

    IoT in Renewables – The Next Step

    IoT and AI has the potential to offer significant advantages to offshore wind maintenance.

    Turbines are expensive and complex assets that can include many sensors, monitors and power conditioning technology. With the help of this technology, BPD is able to provide data on the functioning of turbines, moving from corrective toward condition-based monitoring. For example, IoT can monitor events or changes in the structural condition that might affect safety or increase risk.

    With condition-based maintenance, repairs are performed once meters go outside of optimal performance, or if an upcoming failure is detected. This reduces costly reactive callouts and increases your asset reliability.

    To find out more about how the next generation Maximo Application Suite can benefit your renewable organization, please contact us for more information or a demo of Mobile, Predict, Monitor or Health.

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