Lifetime Impact Identification for Continuous Improvement of Wind Farm Performance

Kristian R. Petersen, Richard J. Ruitenburg, Erik Skov Madsen, A.J.J. (Jan) Braaksma, Arne Bilberg

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To become profitable, the cost of offshore windfarms must be reduced. Optimization of the Operations & Maintenance process offers a great potential for cost reductions, especially for existing windfarm. As Continuous Improvement may deliver these cost reductions, this paper aims at fostering CI in the offshore wind industry. In order to identify where to focus CI efforts, we turn to the theory of Asset Life Cycle Management which shows that a shared multidisciplinary understanding of the complete lifetime of a windfarm is critical. Based on a case study at a leading offshore wind farm company, it is concluded that the Lifetime Impact Identification Analysis delivers such a shared understanding by bringing employees from different backgrounds together. Based on this understanding, CI priorities can be set and management may become proactive instead of having to do ‘fire-fighting’.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPursuing Innovation Leadership : Proceeding of the 16th International CINet Conference
Number of pages9
PublisherContinuous Innovation Network
Publication date13. Sept 2015
Publication statusPublished - 13. Sept 2015
Event16th International CINet Conference: Pursuing Innovation Leadership - Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 13. Sept 201515. Sept 2015
Conference number: 16


Conference16th International CINet Conference
LocationRoyal Institute of Technology


  • Continuous Improvement
  • Offshore Wind Energy
  • Operations & Maintenance
  • Lifetime Impacts
  • Tacit Knowledge


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