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Wind O&M market to reach US$19 billion by 2020

With wind energy capacity growing at a rapid pace, the value of the operations and maintenance (O&M) market is expected to increase from US$3 billion in 2008 to US$19 billion by 2020, says GlobalData.
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Do you think the OEMs will offer increasingly diverse services into this market now that such aggressive growth is predicted?

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Inspect and Maintain, Refurbish, or Re-blade?

Inspect and Maintain, Refurbish, or Re-blade? | Wind Power O&M | Scoop.it
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A 9-stage method for addressing blade damage. Makes for interesting reading.

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China to lead world in wind power O&M expenditure by 2020

China to lead world in wind power O&M expenditure by 2020 | Wind Power O&M | Scoop.it

Wind power developments set to boost value of the market to USD 19bn by 2020, led by China.

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Vestas secures 309 MW service contract renewal in Wisconsin

Vestas secures 309 MW service contract renewal in Wisconsin | Wind Power O&M | Scoop.it

Vestas has secured a four-year service and maintenance renewal from We Energies for a combined 180 wind turbines at three wind power plants in Wisconsin.

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Four year service renewal - is this shorter than you would usually expect? Do you think trends are emerging for shorter or longer service contracts with the OEMs?

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UpWind Enters O&M Service Agreements For Four Wind Farms

UpWind Enters O&M Service Agreements For Four Wind Farms | Wind Power O&M | Scoop.it

UpWind Solutions Inc. has signed operations and maintenance (O&M) service agreements for four wind farms owned by wholly-owned subsidiaries of BP Energy

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UpWind will be servicing Clipper turbines, which they have 5 years' experience of servicing. How does servicing other companies' turbines fit into the O&M space? Is it just ISPs that can do it, or can OEMs also work effectively in this space?

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Rising wind farm O&M costs | Wind Energy News

Rising wind farm O&M costs | Wind Energy News | Wind Power O&M | Scoop.it

Data show rising operations and maintenance costs as U.S. operators adapt to more out-of-warranty turbines.

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13.2GW of new wind installed in the U.S. last year. that's an incredible statistic. But it was also partly due to the anticipated (thankfully mistakenly so) expiration of the PTC. Great for now, but it's also another 13.2GW of turbines that will need servicing - how can we keep costs under control?

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The Future of Wind Turbine O&M? | Canadian Energy Perspectives

The Future of Wind Turbine O&M? | Canadian Energy Perspectives | Wind Power O&M | Scoop.it

In this interesting publication by our friends at GL Garrad Hassan in this month’s Wind Power Monthly, senior policy consultant Oscar Fitch-Roy shares his views on the future of wind turbine operation and maintenance services in the United States.

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Optimizing Wind Power O&M: USA September 24-25, 2013

Optimizing Wind Power O&M: USA September 24-25, 2013 | Wind Power O&M | Scoop.it

After installing a record 13.2GW of wind in 2012, and over 45,000 turbines now in operation, the USA's wind industry is clearly here to stay. The continued presence of cheap natural gas in the USA's energy mix means there has never been more pressure to make sure your wind assets are achieving maximum output and the lowest possible cost of generation.

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More major owner-operators and developers than ever before will be giving insights into their O&M practices. Don't miss out - Super Early Booking rates are still valid until July 30: http://bit.ly/11T4SLq

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Gamesa Signs O&M Agreement With Spanish Conglomerate

Gamesa Signs O&M Agreement With Spanish Conglomerate | Wind Power O&M | Scoop.it

Gamesa has signed a seven-year operations and maintenance (O&M) agreement with FCC covering 397 wind turbines that have a total output of 421 MW. The deal includes maintenance on 120 660 kW, 184 850 kW and 93 2 MW turbines across 14 wind farms in Spain.

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Seven and ten year agreements from Gamesa in recent months. Is this an indication that OEMs are starting to play more long-term in this market?

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Gamesa Enters 234 MW O&M Deal In Italy

Gamesa Enters 234 MW O&M Deal In Italy | Wind Power O&M | Scoop.it

Gamesa has secured a 10-year contract with developer Veronagest to provide operation and maintenance (O&M) services on 181 wind turbines across seven Italian wind farms.

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Gamesa Partners With Mexican University On Wind O&M Training

Gamesa Partners With Mexican University On Wind O&M Training | Wind Power O&M | Scoop.it

Gamesa has teamed up with the University of Istmo, located in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico, to offer wind turbine operation and maintenance (O&M) training in the region.

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Interesting development that certainly shows the push for expertise further down the supply chain now that Mexico's wind industry is maturing.

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MAINTENANCE 101 - Wind Systems Magazine

MAINTENANCE 101 - Wind Systems Magazine | Wind Power O&M | Scoop.it
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Great article from Frontier Pro's Jack Wallace. Meet Jack in person at the forthcoming Optimizing Wind Power O&M USA on September 24-25. Register here: http://bit.ly/17DtKqt

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Growth In Wind Energy Capacity Expected To Help O&M Market Reach $19 Billion By 2020

Growth In Wind Energy Capacity Expected To Help O&M Market Reach $19 Billion By 2020 | Wind Power O&M | Scoop.it

The value of the global wind operations and maintenance (O&M) market is expected to increase from $3 billion in 2008 to $19 billion by 2020, says research and consulting firm GlobalData.

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A $16 billion increase in 12 years? That's quite a statistic! Do you think this is where a lot of the growth will come for this industry now?

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Deciding between an ISP and OEM for wind-farm maintenance

Deciding between an ISP and OEM for wind-farm maintenance | Wind Power O&M | Scoop.it

O&M costs dominate the balance sheets of wind farms, and more so when unscheduled maintenance crops up.  When turbines are new, the operators probably look to the OEM for service. But after the warranty expires, why would an owner look anywhere else than the company that design the turbine in the first place?

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Great article with owner-operator insights into making the choice between ISP and OEM.

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As Focus Shifts To O&M, Duke Energy Renewables Leaps Into Services Market

As Focus Shifts To O&M, Duke Energy Renewables Leaps Into Services Market | Wind Power O&M | Scoop.it

With scores of wind turbines slated to come off of their original equipment manufacturer (OEM) warranties, Duke Energy Renewables is venturing into the third-party services arena as an independent service provider (ISP), having acquired Outland Energy Services.

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Can we expect to see more acquisition of ISPs by major utilities?

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Breaking into the O&M Market - Wind Systems Magazine

Breaking into the O&M Market - Wind Systems Magazine | Wind Power O&M | Scoop.it

There was a time not too long ago when starting a business as an independent service provider (ISP) in the wind industry was as easy as hanging a shingle. Wind was new and exciting; money could be made and the explosive growth made huge demands of the supply chain. Since the industry was in its infancy, not many standards were in place requiring third-party service providers to show credentials or prove that they had experience providing maintenance and repair services working on anything, let alone wind turbines.

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Optimising Wind Power O&M: Europe, September 3-4, 2013

Optimising Wind Power O&M: Europe, September 3-4, 2013 | Wind Power O&M | Scoop.it

With ever-increasing pressure on wind energy to bring down the cost of generation and maintenance costs for a typical onshore wind farm running at 30% of total OPEX (more for offshore), there has never been a more important time to make sure your wind assets are operating at maximum efficiency.

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Major owner-operators from across Europe will offer you insights into their successful O&M strategies. Book your place now to join us in September in Manchester: http://bit.ly/148fmXx

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GL Garrad Hassan Publishes Paper On Offshore Wind O&M

GL Garrad Hassan Publishes Paper On Offshore Wind O&M | Wind Power O&M | Scoop.it

GL Garrad Hassan has produced a new paper detailing the offshore wind operations and maintenance (O&M) sector in the U.K. The company says the report, which was jointly funded by The Crown Estate and Scottish Enterprise, gives an account of the relevant concepts, trends and players in a rapidly developing market.

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Excellent introduction to Offshore O&M from GL Garrad Hassan, highlighting an "exciting, emerging sector". You can find the full report here: http://bit.ly/11T0CeT

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