Following the continued successful partnership with Fred. Olsen Renewables (FOR), Natural Power has been selected to deliver the turbine servicing at both Rothes Wind Farm and Paul's Hill Wind Farm which are located to the South West of Elgin in the north of Scotland.
Anders Falkfjell, Operations Manager at Fred.Olsen Renewables, said: "This move marks a another step forward in our transition to independent service provision for our fleet, and I have high expectations of Natural Power as a partner in delivering improved performance and reduced service cost for our wind farms."
Euan Fenelon, Director of Operations and Asset Management at Natural Power, said: "Natural Power provided advice and on-site support throughout the development and construction phases at Rothes and Paul's Hill, and we are delighted to be able to support FOR into the operational phase through the provision of independent servicing - providing a dynamic and transparent service that looks to maximise availability.
"As an independent provider, we can offer a cost effective and flexible service provision through the wider sourcing of parts and consumables. We look forward to an open working relationship with Fred.Olsen Renewables to continually improve performance and optimise energy output at these sites, providing client access to all maintenance data."
Natural Power's team of servicing and repair technicians form an integral part of the Total Asset Management team and the front line of defence on behalf of many clients. Having developed knowledge and experience of a wide range of wind farms, turbine types and fault scenarios, each team has dedicated on-site personnel with a high degree of ownership of individual assets, works proactively to ensure the efficiency and longevity of clients' wind farms, and works closely with site management teams to deliver value for the client.
Find out more about Natural Power's approach to ‘total asset management' visit https://www.naturalpower.com/our-services/total-asset-management/
Rothes Wind Farm
The construction of the project commenced in January 2004 and the wind farm started full operation in May 2005. The site is located close to the city of Elgin in the north east of Scotland. The wind farm consist of 22 turbines, each rated at 2.3 MW, providing a total installed capacity of 50.6 MW. The turbines are Siemens 2.3 MW CS. The wind farm is connected to the grid via underground cables to the SSE plc (Scottish & Southern Energy) substation in Moray. Rothes is able to provide electricity generation equivalent to the consumption of 27,000 homes on an annual average basis.
Paul's Hill Wind Farm
Paul's Hill Wind Farm consists of 28 turbines located southwest of Elgin. The project construction commenced in January 2004 and the wind farm started full operation in May 2006. The turbines are Siemens 2.3 MW CS and the site has a name plate capacity of 64.4 MW. The wind farm is connected to the grid via underground cables to the SSE plc (Scottish & Southern Energy) substation in Moray. Paul's Hill is able to provide electricity generation equivalent to the consumption of 35,000 homes on an annual average basis.
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