End-to-end solutions to minimise risk and maximise return on investment.
To optimise return on investment, wind energy projects must be developed, designed and constructed to provide technically robust and reliable assets. From the onset, it is important to have a strategy for operations and asset management (O&AM), prepare operational plans and obtain resources to effectively manage the asset. O&AM personnel should be involved in the development, design and construction phases to ensure high operational integrity and a seamless handover from construction to operation. The project should be managed efficiently with robust quality, health, safety and environmental management systems and processes. In addition to managing the expectations of stakeholders throughout the project, investors need to maintain the operational integrity of project assets and ensure that service contractors respond proactively.
What is operations and asset management?
O&AM is the methodology used to achieve a client’s strategic plan by optimally and sustainably managing assets relating to their performance, risks and expenditures over their lifetime.
How can you prepare for this service?
During the project’s development phase, you need to develop clear objectives in terms of asset performance, risk management and financial returns over a finite period. This enables you to develop and implement a strategy to achieve these objectives.
How can O&AM benefit your business?
Each decision made during the development, design or construction phase can have a significant impact on the project’s operation and maintainability. Ultimately, this can influence the entire lifespan of the asset. From the onset, TÜV SÜD PMSS helps you to select and implement the right O&AM strategy to minimise risk and maximise your return on investment. With a strong focus on health, safety and quality, our team of experienced specialists can help you to develop your organisational objectives and provide the necessary asset management services. We also support you in preparing and implementing plans and organisational procedures to effectively monitor and control operations. Once your renewable energy asset commences commercial operation, our detailed knowledge of machine technology, electrical distribution and SCADA systems allows for an independent performance review.
- O&AM strategy
Tailored services for projects of all types and sizes, onshore and offshore; from single generator projects to portfolios of multi-MW projects, with a strong focus on health, safety, sustainability and optimisation.
- OPEX modelling
Early development phase OPEX budgets and modelling activities, refined through FEED, design and construction to create robust and dependable budgets that support the operations and asset strategy.
- O&AM planning
– Operation readiness review
Preparation of project plans (including HSE policy, environmental policy, pollution response, HSE management, emergency and preparedness,
HV safety rules and management)
- Owner’s O&AM representative
Owner’s representative during the O&AM phase.
- Performance assessment
– Performance assessment
– Power curve analysis
- Operations & asset management
Asset management systems (in accordance with PAS55)
O&AM monitoring and reporting (including scheduled service status, spare parts/major parts inventory, performance status, statutory inspections, site visits, revenue loss analysis, site optimisation recommendations and condition monitoring review)
Asset reporting (including asset performance, budgets, PPA, contracts administration, PPA admin, reports to banks, insurers and third parties)
– Contract administration and invoicing
– Insurance and warranty claims management
– Analysis of SCADA data/warranty/LDs
– Turbine in-service inspections/safety inspections
– Downtime/MTBF/MTTR analysis
– Major repair monitoring
– OEM and O&AM contractor monthly report reviews
– Local site management
– OFTO interface management
- End of warranty inspections
– End of warranty/due diligence inspections
– Extended life assessment
Your business benefits
Minimise risk and gain certainty – by identifying and correcting problems from the onset.
- Achieve profitable investments – through economic optimisation of facilities.
Ensure accurate forecasts and realistic budgets – through our yield prediction and OPEX modelling.
Work with an expert partner – possessing considerable experience in O&AM for renewable power plants.