2019-04-20
http://w3.windfair.net/wind-energy/news/29918-res-o-m-service-component-wind-farm-northern-ireland-turbine-yaw-ring-replacement

RES Complete Major Component Replacement in Northern Ireland

RES' O&M team temporarily remove the blades of a 15-year old turbine at Aultahullion (Image: RES)RES' O&M team temporarily remove the blades of a 15-year old turbine at Aultahullion (Image: RES)
In order to replace the yaw ring on the 15-year old Siemens 1.3 turbine, the RES team re-engineered a suite of heavy lifting tools and support frames.

Official Press Release RES:

RES Complete Major Component Replacement

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RES Complete Major Component Replacement

RES’ growing O&M team has successfully completed a major component change at Altahullion Wind Farm in County Derry, Northern Ireland.

In order to replace the yaw ring on the 15-year old Siemens 1.3 turbine, the RES team re-engineered a suite of heavy lifting tools and support frames. The task, which involved the removal of the rotor and nacelle and then a rebuild of the turbine, took five days onsite and a team of six engineers. Brian McDaid, head of turbine O&M at RES, oversaw the task. He said: “As a growing number of turbines come towards the end of their natural life, some will require major maintenance due to wear and tear, there is an opportunity for us to offer our O&M expertise to the wider market. “For this reason we... ... More: Official Press Release RES

Keywords:
RES, O&M, service, component, wind farm, Northern Ireland, turbine, yaw ring, replacement







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