Getting construction right in emerging markets throws up many challenges, but also opens up a myriad of opportunities. Adding to the discussion from our previous two posts about the double-edged sword that is technical...
In a highly competitive global market, turbine manufacturers are launching various power boost and optimization programs to promote power curve increases in their sales documents and warranty provisions.
It is fundamental to compare actual performance on a site with the contracted turbine performance that is often used as the basis for energy and revenue estimation.
From IEC-compliant power performance testing to discrepancy investigations and rectification, a detailed power performance test and analysis can ensure that projects are performing as they should.
With trends towards larger rotor diameters, turbines are subject to increasingly complex flow, making it crucial for turbine owners to know how each turbine is actually performing. The power curve is typically verified on the prototype turbine under wind conditions that can be very different to the wind conditions experienced on-sites.
Supporting the project from early machine selection and procurement, K2 Management assists in the negotiation of valid and optimal warranties through to operation and performance validation.
K2 Management is accredited (ISO 17025) to perform power performance testing that meets the standards of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and offers several similar services in support of project operations, project finance, and other activities.
IEC-COMPLIANT POWER PERFORMANCE TESTING
PERFORMANCE DISCREPANCY INVESIGATIONS
CONTRACTUAL WARRANTY SUPPORT/REVIEW
WARRANTY CLAIMS AND DISPUTES
REVIEW OF POWER PERFORMANCE REPORTS
WHOLE PROJECT PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT
So far, we have looked at the double-edged sword that is technical advancements; assembling the right team at the right time; and how understanding risks can help to turn them into opportunities.
Next up, and concluding...