Condition monitoring benefit for operation support of offshore wind turbines

Sebastian Thöns, David McMillan

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As more offshore wind parks are commissioned, the focus will inevitably shift from a planning, construction and warranty focus to an operation, maintenance and investment payback focus. In this latter case, both short-term risks associated with wind turbine component assemblies, and long-term risks related to structural integrity of the support structure, are highly important. This research focuses on the role of condition monitoring to lower costs associated with short-term reliability and long-term asset integrity. This enables comparative estimates of life cycle costs and reduction in uncertainty, both of which are of value to investors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReliability Modeling and Analysis of Smart Power Systems
EditorsRajesh Karki, Roy Billinton, Ajit Kumar Verma
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9788132217985
Publication statusPublished - 8 Apr 2014

Publication series

NameReliable and Sustainable Electric Power and Energy Systems Management


  • condition monitoring
  • wind turbines
  • offshore wind
  • lifecycle cost
  • renewable energy systems


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