We offer wind farm operators the supervision of their energy plants they require. Our goal is to facilitate the long-term planning of service and maintenance work at sea and to combine and make it more effective. At the same time, we can offer optimal control of the M5000 using appropriate hardware, sensors and visualisation concepts.
The accessibility to offshore wind farms is heavily dependent on the weather. This is why the AREVA Wind M5000 technology is especially designed for allowing longer periods of time between maintenance works. A high quality monitoring system guarantees permanent turbine control, ensuring reliable monitoring while the M5000 is operating. Moreover, integrated condition monitoring permits a precise analysis of the turbine components at all times, which means that maintenance and service work on the high sea can be planned for the long term and combined to make the work effective. The turbine auto-responds if weather conditions do not permit servicing. If required, the system appropriately connects the components which exist in duplicate. The M5000 carries on operating reliably.
The M5000 was especially designed for offshore projects. The turbine is therefore equipped with two kinds of online condition monitoring systems, ensuring its reliable and safe operation. Extended and unpredictable down times can therefore be prevented. The online Condition Monitoring System (CMS) for the entire drive train, from rotor bearing to generator and gearbox, is especially adjusted to the low rotational speed of the M5000.
A long blade service life is crucial for the economic viability of the M5000, that is why it is equipped with an additional rotor blade monitoring system. Detecting damage at an early stage permits longer term replacement scheduling.
To ensure the highest levels of availability, the M5000 is equipped with a control system, developed in-house, called MULTIVIS (AREVA Wind visualisation). The system guarantees prompt and direct access to turbine control and all components that are essential for operation. Therefore, in addition to temperatures, flow and switching rate, parameters and component condition can also be monitored. A major proportion of the error detection and status identification codes that occur can already be rectified online using MULTIVIS.
24/7 Ė A lot of the error detection and status identification codes that occur can already be rectified online using MULTIVIS. If this is not possible, our service team will come and fix the fault.
Our service technicians are especially trained for the components integrated in the M5000 and are constantly kept up to date. A high quality and safety standard in service provision is a priority for us, whether it is commissioning, maintenance or repair work. Helicopters and ships are routinely deployed to ensure that the turbines are reached fast and efficiently.