An entire wind farm retrofitted in Giersleben
Retrofitting of the 16 wind turbines at the wind farm at Giersleben was carried out quite fast. The entire project was completed and handed over within three months, during Spica Technology’s technicians retrofitted the entire wind farm consisting of 16 wind turbines – type WindWorld W5200/750kW and completed the installation of SCADA monitoring.
The contract was signed directly at WindEnergy in Hamburg during September 2016, just a month after the initial meeting with the customer EnergieKontor AG, who develops and manages wind farms in several European countries.
The scale of these projects have many phases, and before the implementation phase begins, Spica Technology applies our revolutionary installation (a wind turbine specific) kit. This “plug-and-play” system is customised and assembled in-house before the long transportation to the wind turbine site. This process significantly contributes to the high retrofit installation efficiency and makes it possible to enhance the wind turbine performance faster.
“However, it’s not something the customers demand, that it should go quickly. But it is important for us that we do not disturb the customer more than necessary. There will always be disturbances when we start replacing the wind turbine controllers; the wind turbines will not be available during installation, there could be many questions to answer and decisions to make. So the faster we can get the turbines up and running, the less we disturb the customer,” explains Benny Thomsen, CEO at Spica Technology and adds:
“At Spica Technology we are very focused on delivering smart solutions and not a head ache. We are proud to deliver solutions where everything works, when our technicians leave the site. Furthermore, we provide a full support to all our installations. It gives our customers peace of mind.”
Time lapse showing the installation process of the Spica SCS Controller: