London Array’s 175 turbines are designed to run round the clock, for more than 20 years. Siemens Wind Power currently maintains the turbines under warranty, with other balance of plant assets maintained by specialist service providers, all overseen by the London Array management team.
London Array selected MaxiCloud for Offshore Wind to support decision making as they approached the critical end of warranty period. Longer term, the decision was all about the right system and the right partner to support the subsequent phases of the wind farm’s lifecycle. MaxiCloud meets the specific work, asset management and HSE requirements of offshore wind farms.
- Enabled ownership and analysis of the asset and maintenance history as the critical end-of-warranty milestone approached. As a result, this supports strategic decision making on the future operation and maintenance regime.
- Improved understanding of the work undertaken by third party contractors to support informed decision making on contract renewals
- Better understanding of the relative performance of components and systems through full control over changes to the configuration of the Array
- Mitigation of risks and introduction of best practice through enforced Health, Safety and Environment processes
- MaxiCloud allows London Array to start small and grow over time. Both the scope of the system and the number of users will increase incrementally as the business needs dictate. In addition, they willl avoid the risks associated with so many high profile IT system implementations.
“The decision to opt for MaxiCloud was straightforward … As an organisation we are focused on power production and not IT. Maximo is a specialism we would sooner leave to the experts, like BPD Zenith.”
– Graham Daws, Production Manager at London Array