Bazetechnology Outlines The Exciting Developments Taking Place In The Wind Industry

Christian Rambech Dahl, VP Strategy and Markets of Baze Technology is speaking at the upcoming Wind Operations and Maintenance conference in Hamburg on 17-18 November.
By: Tom Evans
Nov. 2, 2009 - PRLog -- Before making his trip to the event, he wanted to make clear his views on what he considers to be currently the main issues and areas for development within the wind industry in the future.
1. Can you tell us a little bit about the projects that you’re working on currently? What are your current aims for the next 6 months?

We are currently working with StatoilHydro to establish their operations centre for monitoring and collaboration with the wind farm sites Havøygavlen and Hywind offshore turbine. Using the IEC 62400-25 definitions Nordex and Siemens turbines are already hooked up and monitoring started. Next is training the personnel in way of working as this is an important part of the concept.

2.   What partnerships are you looking at, or who would you like to work with? Who has come up with the most exciting innovation that you’ve seen recently and why?

Baze Technology has a strategy on focusing on developing software products, as opposed to project solution and we seek partners that can sell and install our products as an add-on to their own business. Turbine vendors and companies delivering wind farm operations or services are ideal candidates. The most exiting innovation, or perhaps boldest step, is StatoilHydro’s Hywind, taking the first step into next generation wind farms. Also giving new challenges to O&M, it necessitates revised O&M strategies.

3.   With EWEA’s Ocean’s of Opportunity report, the UK government’s commitment to offshore wind earlier in the year, Denmark’s established knowledge and Germany’s manufacturing expertise how do you think the current aims for wind energy expansion are reliant on new turbine O&M strategies & how do you see the industry changing over the next decade?

I think this industry is in a transition phase from relatively speaking smaller wind farms to large wind farms, several of them even offshore. I think this will lead to an industrialization of this business and a new set of farm owners who will operate the parks themselves. And new contract regimes between owners and OEMs will emerge.

4.   You’re joining us at the Wind Energy Operations and Maintenance conference in Hamburg on 17-18 November. What will the audience learn about from your presentation?

They will learn how StatoilHydro takes the concepts from the offshore industry and together with Baze Technology experiences from other process industries applies this to wind farming. They will also learn how Baze Technology as an IT systems provider helps StatoilHydro reach their goals.

5.   Thanks for your time, finally given the chance, in your ideal world what would you be doing right now?

A vice move would probably be to prepare the boat for the winter season, building expectations for next year’s boating season and summer expedition.

Christian will be speaking at the Wind Energy Operations and Maintenance conference in Hamburg on 17-18 November; this provides a unique forum whereby established operators can get the latest case studies and strategy to ensure they reduce costs on core turbine maintenance and perform better data analysis to ensure maximum power production.

Christian will be joined by over 25 speakers from operators, contractors and services organizations including Iberdrola, Acciona, RES Ltd, Imwind, GL Group, the Global Wind Alliance, Fraunhofer, RISO and Vattenfall AB at the Wind Energy Operations & Maintenance conference.  The event sponsors and exhibitors include the likes of the Met Office, Dantec Dynamics, ExxonMobil, Morgan Carbon and more.

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Tom Evans
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