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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Abstract

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. Sep 2015
Publication statusPublished - 13. Sep 2015
Event16th International CINet Conference: Pursuing Innovation Leadership - Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 13. Sep 201515. Sep 2015
Conference number: 16

Conference

Conference16th International CINet Conference
Number16
LocationRoyal Institute of Technology
CountrySweden
CityStockholm
Period13/09/201515/09/2015

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Cost reduction
Offshore wind farms
Life cycle
Industry
Fires
Personnel
Costs

Keywords

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

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Petersen, K. R., Ruitenburg, R. J., Madsen, E. S., Braaksma, A. J. J. J., & Bilberg, A. (2015). Lifetime Impact Identification for Continuous Improvement of Wind Farm Performance. In Pursuing Innovation Leadership: Proceeding of the 16th International CINet Conference Continuous Innovation Network.
Petersen, Kristian R. ; Ruitenburg, Richard J. ; Madsen, Erik Skov ; Braaksma, A.J.J. (Jan) ; Bilberg, Arne. / Lifetime Impact Identification for Continuous Improvement of Wind Farm Performance. Pursuing Innovation Leadership: Proceeding of the 16th International CINet Conference. Continuous Innovation Network, 2015.
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Lifetime Impact Identification for Continuous Improvement of Wind Farm Performance. / Petersen, Kristian R.; Ruitenburg, Richard J.; Madsen, Erik Skov; Braaksma, A.J.J. (Jan); Bilberg, Arne.

Pursuing Innovation Leadership: Proceeding of the 16th International CINet Conference. Continuous Innovation Network, 2015.

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Petersen KR, Ruitenburg RJ, Madsen ES, Braaksma AJJJ, Bilberg A. Lifetime Impact Identification for Continuous Improvement of Wind Farm Performance. In Pursuing Innovation Leadership: Proceeding of the 16th International CINet Conference. Continuous Innovation Network. 2015