2nd International VDI Conference Maintenance of Wind Turbines
(March 5-6, 2013)Hamburg, Germany. Wind turbines have an expected service life of some 20 years. However, manufacturers’ liability mostly covers only the initial two to five years of operation. But systems will age, so operators must ensure technical support for maintenance needed in their wind turbines. A pro-active service and maintenance concept is one of the major success factors governing system availability of a high level in any machinery or plant. The conference will focus on issues like which promising maintenance concepts are available and what are their associated costs and risks. Experts will highlight major mechanisms causing structural damage or difficulties in the operation of wind power plants. Expert presenters will come from various renowned companies to report on the maintenance of electrical components and systems in wind turbines, present a comparative study on concepts for offshore maintenance, and demonstrate asset integrity management.