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Wind Energy Skylotec has had the ARG 51 Formotion tested for a user weight of up to 140 kg Hall B7, Stand 324 Anti-trauma slings can optionally be fitted to the ARG 51 Formotion. Photo: Skylotec At the WindEnergy trade fair Availon GmbH will be exhibiting under the motto ‘With know-how and passion’. Together with management, the team will be informing visitors about the company’s new subsidiary companies in Porto and Posen, among other things. A further focal point is the subject of yield optimisation. Availon’s engineering department recently moved to Hamburg in order to open the door to the world of wind energy a little further. Claudio Papa, Managing Director of Availon Energy Management GmbH and Olaf Kleesch, Competence Centre Manager, will be on site to discuss these topics. Hall B5, Booth 402 German seebaWIND Service GmbH will be showing how one can continue to operate wind power plants economically even at reduced feed-in rates by using intelligent monitoring. “The revision of the renewable energy law, which came into effect in August, will not only limit the construction of new wind power plants but also repowering. It will become more and more important to optimise existing plants and keep them running as long as possible – even beyond 20 years,” explains Holger Hämel, Managing Director of seebaWIND Service. An essential component of the new service package captures and assesses data over the long term. This knowledge helps operators and appraisers to judge which components, at the end of their operating life time, have already reached their permissible load and which ones have a remaining buffer for several further years of operation. seebaWIND can capture the plant data as well as the operating and weather data by means of the intelligent data management system Wintell. This system, which was developed by seebaWIND’s co-operation partner Maintenance Partners, links all the values in a cross-over analysis. Wintell calculates the service life of individual components and forecasts malfunctions, breakdowns or even yield growth at an early stage. This way, necessary replacement parts can be ordered ahead of time or maintenance and repair work can be conducted in months that have less wind, thereby increasing the plants availability to generate energy. Hall B6, Booth 483 TÜV SÜD Industrie Service GmbH will be presenting its complete range of services for the offshore and onshore wind energy industries. The international service provider supports planners, suppliers, manufacturers and operators with testing, certification and inspection services. “Quality assurance across the entire supply chain also increasingly means keeping an overview of technical specifications and conformity with country-specific regulations,” says Alexander Trunz, manager of the wind energy system department at TÜV SÜD. The required product properties, and therefore the investment, can be secured using independent inspections and certification processes. “This is particularly important when dealing with complete wind farms,” says Peter Herbert Meier, manager of the Wind Cert Services department at TÜV SÜD. In the course of their due diligence inspections, the experts identify project-phase-dependent opportunities and risks in connection with the acquisition of a wind farm. Hall A1, Booth 335 TÜV SÜD offers testing, certification and inspection services for planners, suppliers, manufacturers and operators. Photo: TÜV SÜD TÜV Rheinland will also be presenting its range of wind energy services in Hamburg. The presentation of its portfolio of wind energy services will be at the foreground of the trade fair presentation. This includes inspections, type and component certification as well as production monitoring for quality assurance at the manufacturer’s premises. Condition monitoring is particularly important in this context. “Our new subsidiary company TÜV Rheinland ISTec has enabled us to increase our portfolio and offer the experience and expertise gathered during the course of many successful projects,” says Torsten Bednarz, who is responsible for sales of wind energy services at TÜV Rheinland. The Institut für Sicherheitstechnik (Institute for Safety Technology), which was founded in 1992, was acquired by TÜV Rheinland in April and has developed its own CMS for the wind energy industry, WKA-COMOS. This system technology is already in use in numerous national and international wind farms. Hall B5, Booths 129 and 133 Katharina Garus, Jeannine Gehle 36 Sun & Wind Energy 8+9/2014


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