Northwind Solutions ~ Operations & Maintenance

By: Northwind Solutions  09-12-2011
Keywords: inspections

Well planned and executed wind farm monitoring and maintenance is the single most cost effective method for reducing unexpected failures and limiting maintenance liabilities.  Northwind Solutions offers a comprehensive approach to the care of your Wind Turbine Generators. Through our Predictive Maintenance Services, you will have access to a full range of technical resources tailored to dramatically reduce overall maintenance costs and minimize unexpected outages and breakdowns.

Innovative Equipment and Relationships: 

On top of our proven ability to deliver a quality scheduled maintenance program which meets OEM specifications, Northwind has made investments that go beyond normal maintenance requirements and ensure we can offer criitcal services that our competitors commonly cannot.  These include but are not limited to:

  • A large collection of rigging components specified for turbine repairs which require lifts
  • Custom Mobile Oil Flush & Change systems
  • Gear Box analysis, repair and exchange program partnerships
  • Generator analysis, repair and replacement partnerships
  • Innovative Platform Tower Cleaning Solutions
  • Electrical replacement parts supply partnerships

Project SCADA Monitoring: 

  • Northwind has 2 dedicated remote monitoring locations which include 24 hour, 7 days per week wind farm monitoring capabilities. 
  • This service offering includes technician dispatching processes, managed through our enterprise CMMS system (IBM Maximo).

Predictive and Preventive:

On top of a standard planned maintenance program which includes well managed scheduled maintenance events, a predictive maintenance program can be created to identify, track and proactively manage small issues before they become service problems.  It can also provide substantial information about the wind farm which is valuable and provides budgetary support for possible needs for future repairs and maintenance program adjustment requirements.  Whatever your operating conditions, we can help you develop a plan of action that will extend the life of wind asset investments and maximize productivity. Northwind Solutions provides Operations and Maintenance services on all types of Wind Turbine Generators. 

Minor and Major Service Maintenance:

  • Safety Equipment Inspections
  • Blade Inspections, Repairs, and Replacements
  • Gearbox Inspections and Replacements
  • Brake Inspections and Replacements
  • Gear Oil System Inspections and Replacements
  • Generator Inspections and Replacements
  • Cooling System Inspections and Replacements
  • Hydraulic System Inspections and Replacements
  • Anemometer Inspections and Replacements
  • Tower Inspections and Cleaning
  • Internal Crane Inspections and Replacements
  • Electrical Cable Inspections and Replacements

Keywords: inspections