The United States is home to more than 100 gigawatts of wind energy capacity, and this sector of renewable energy will continue to grow due to the sustainable results produced by wind farms. However, finding a reputable company to partner with to look after all of your service and maintenance needs can be a daunting task. ANEMOI provides a highly-trained workforce and a cutting-edge fleet throughout the country for reliable response when you need us most.
Why choose us for your wind turbine services and maintenance needs?
- All ANEMOI Operation Managers are becoming Safety Trained Supervisors (STS) through the board of certified safety professionals (BCSP).
- All ANEMOI Field Operation Leaders are working towards OSHA 510, and all will be certified by the end of 2020.
- ANEMOI has had no lost-time accidents and no OSHA recordables for six years.
Our expertise in onshore wind power generation
Wind turbine blades
Wind turbine blades are the most critical components for efficient wind turbines, and damage caused by erosion, lightning strikes, and expected degradation can negatively impact a wind turbine’s power curve. Our composite repair specialists work with wind farm owners and OEMs to deliver project certainty for blade composite inspection and repair needs. Our combined team comprises seasoned blade technicians for up-tower or on-the-ground project repair needs.
Gearbox oil changes
We have the necessary experience, equipment, and capability to perform any gearbox oil change and conversion needs. Whether you are performing a straight-change with the same oil type or switching oil types, ANEMOI is your trusted wind turbine maintenance and service provider.
When we work with clients, we ensure that the maintenance checklist provides all the essential information about safe maintenance, cleaning, inspections, testing, and replacement tasks for the proper operation of generators and associated equipment. We offer technical expertise from start to finish for a wind turbine site’s planned maintenance project.
Given the complexity that accompanies a wind energy project’s maintenance and troubleshooting schedules, wind sites can be hit with the need for temporary workforce augmentation. Recognizing the challenges that may arise in these situations, we provide short- and long-term skilled and qualified staff to meet any project’s needs.
Whether you need to correct a serial defect or want to perform an upgrade for efficiencies, we have the skills, tooling, and knowledge to complete your retrofit fully.
If you would like to find out more about our onshore wind power expertise, get in touch with ANEMOI today.
Given the complexity of schedules at onshore wind energy projects, regular services are necessary for wind farms to function optimally. Wind farm owners and operators have to plan asset and project schedules according to maintenance cycles, everyday troubleshooting, fleet-wide retrofits, and manpower augmentation – while always keeping maintenance costs top of mind. ANEMOI offers a range of reputable and convenient services for onshore energy assets.
Manpower augmentation for your onshore renewable energy projects
We provide both short- and long-term skilled and qualified staff to meet the needs of any project. Our workforce augmentation provides immediate skilled and qualified technicians without delays in hiring and training personnel.
Our services include:
- Laydown yard support
- Shipping and receiving support
- Construction support
- Scheduled or unscheduled maintenance
Gearbox oil changes
We have the experience, equipment, and capability to perform any gearbox oil change and conversion needs. Whether you are performing a straight change with the same oil type or switching oil types, ANEMOI is your trusted wind turbine maintenance and service provider. We do not just change your gearbox oil – we inspect, observe, understand, and report any anomalies we might find during your oil change. Our gearbox oil changes consist of the following features:
- Completely enclosed and self-contained unit to work in most environments without external power source needs.
- Temperature controlled tanks to optimize oil flow in any climate.
- Four segregated oil tanks for: waste oil, flush oil (heated), rinse oil (heated), new product oil (heated and filtered).
- New product oil is filtered to ISO 4406 standard.
- Staff certified to perform warranty repairs on gearbox OEM equipment.
Many owners and operators decide to retrofit their turbines with new parts to ensure better reliability of the replaced parts and increased productivity while also reducing future running costs. Parts typically have a lifespan, and owners and operators find that they can retrofit and replace some exhausted end-of-life components to keep their assets online and extend their productivity for longer than the usual 20 years.
As a leading service provider for the top OEM’s, our technicians receive the latest comprehensive training on OEM equipment. ANEMOI always ensures that a client receives a maintenance checklist that provides all the essential information for safe maintenance, cleaning, inspections, testing, and replacement tasks necessary for the proper operation of generators and associated equipment.
If you would like to find out how we can assist with your onshore wind energy services, get in touch with our qualified team at ANEMOI today.
The onshore wind power market in the United States has seen significant development in recent years, and a recent report from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) states that the U.S. now holds more than 100 gigawatts of wind energy capacity. The increased height and capacity of wind towers, coupled with technological developments, have prompted growth forecasts for the global onshore wind power market of almost $27 billion between the 2019-2023 period.
The advantages of onshore wind farms
Increased hub heights in inland areas with high wind turbulence can deliver better wind yields since wind turbulence declines at higher altitudes. Taller wind towers mean fewer turbines are required on wind farms since a single turbine can produce more power. Since the wind turbines are higher, their energy conversion rates are better, which can increase the annual energy production at onshore renewable energy projects. Bigger rotors and blades at these wind farms also enable the turbines to deliver greater generation capacity.
- A reduction in wind turbines needed on wind farms
- Less capital expenditure required
- Decreased risks associated with project execution
- Reduced operational and maintenance costs for farm operators
- Lower electricity generation costs
As a result of these key advantages, several wind turbine manufacturers have embarked on manufacturing taller wind towers to increase onshore wind turbines’ production capacity. These measures are predicted to aid market growth of onshore wind power systems at a compound annual growth rate of approximately 6% during the 2019-2023 period. Investment continues to thrive in the research and development arena to improve the efficiency of equipment used at onshore wind farms while also looking at ways to optimize the installation process of turbines.
If you would like to discuss your onshore wind power project’s energy services, contact our experts at ANEMOI today.
The renewable energy industry continues to grow rapidly, and pundits predict that if this growth continues, one-third of the world’s electricity demand will be supplied through wind energy. Many wind turbine owners and operators behind such supply management have decided to retrofit their turbines with new parts upon realizing that future running costs can be reduced. The retrofitted turbines also become more reliable due to the new parts, which culminates in increased productivity of the wind turbine that has been updated. Parts typically have a lifespan, and as turbines are reaching the end of their 20-year design life cycle, owners and operators are discovering the benefits of retrofitting and replacing some components to extend their assets’ online capacity for years to come.
What are the benefits of wind turbine retrofits?
Retrofits provide an opportunity to take full advantage of your wind turbine’s capacity and potential. Thousands of turbines installed at wind farms over the past 20 years have performed as anticipated while generating return on investment for owners. However, most of these aging assets require costly services, which has prompted the sector to look at more cost-effective solutions. Retrofits reduce service costs while increasing a wind turbine’s life span, sometimes allowing the turbine to be online for an additional 10 to 20 years.
These are a few of the benefits to expect after a retrofit:
- Increased availability and efficiency
- Higher revenue
- Less unscheduled maintenance
- Lower O&M costs
- Increased surveillance and control
- Extended turbine lifespan
Whether it’s correcting a serial defect or performing an upgrade for efficiencies, ANEMOI has the skills, tooling, and knowledge to complete your retrofit fully. ANEMOI has experience with retrofits from as small as ladder bracket retrofits to installing a complete fleet redesign on a turbine airflow nacelle cooling system. To discuss your retrofit requirements, get in touch with ANEMOI today.