Irish Sea and Beyond - Offshore O&M Requirements, Sally Shenton

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Presentation from the Supply Chain Opportunities in the Onshore and Offshore Wind Operation and Maintenance Sectors held at Down Royal Racecourse, Lisburn 27th November 2013

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Irish Sea and Beyond - Offshore O&M Requirements, Sally Shenton

  1. 1. Irish Sea and Beyond - Offshore O&M Requirements Copyright © Generating Better Limited 2013 Renewable Energy Operations & Maintenance. Support and Improvement from Experience.
  2. 2. Overview Offshore turbines numbers are growing to a critical mass which could sustain an independent offshore wind operations & maintenance support sector.  the Irish Sea is one of the largest clusters in the UK  the industry needs contractors who understand our challenges, can innovate & deliver  for those that get it right there are opportunities across the wider UK and beyond… 1. Offshore Wind – what is the opportunity 2. Offshore wind – through the eyes of the customer 3. Critical to Success Factors Copyright © Generating Better Limited 2013 Renewable Energy Operations & Maintenance. Support and Improvement from Experience.
  3. 3. OFFSHORE WIND: WHAT IS THE OPPORTUNITY? Copyright © Generating Better Limited 2013 Renewable Energy Operations &Copyright © Generating Maintenance. Support and Improvement from Experience.
  4. 4. First…a quiz Q: How many offshore wind turbines will be operational in the Irish Sea by end 2014? – 396 – 469 – 577 Copyright © Generating Better Limited 2013 Copyright © Generating Operations & Maintenance. Support and Improvement from Experience. Renewable Energy
  5. 5. First…a quiz Q: How many offshore wind turbines will be operational in the Irish Sea by end 2014? A: 577 Copyright © Generating Better Limited 2013 Copyright © Generating Operations & Maintenance. Support and Improvement from Experience. Renewable Energy
  6. 6. First…a quiz Q: What fraction of total project costs are dedicated to Operations & Maintenance? – 15% – 20% – 25% Copyright © Generating Better Limited 2013 Renewable Energy Operations & Maintenance. Support and Improvement from Experience.
  7. 7. First…a quiz Q: What fraction of total project costs are dedicated to Operations & Maintenance? A: 25% Copyright © Generating Better Limited 2013 Renewable Energy Operations & Maintenance. Support and Improvement from Experience.
  8. 8. Who are the players? E.ON – Robin Rigg (60) Centrica/Dong – Barrow (30) Dong/SSE – Walney 1 (51) Dong/SSE – Walney 2 (51) Vattenfall – Ormonde (30) Dong/SPR – West of Duddon Sands (108) RWE – Gwynt-y-Mor (160) GE – Arklow (7) Dong – Burbo Bank (25) RWE – Rhyl Flats (25) RWE – North Hoyle (30) Renewable Energy Operations & Maintenance. Support and Improvement from Experience.
  9. 9. OFFSHORE WIND THROUGH THE EYES OF YOUR CUSTOMER Copyright © Generating Better Limited 2013 Renewable Energy Operations & Maintenance. Support and Improvement from Experience.
  10. 10. A Day in the Life of Robin Rigg Offshore Windfarm • • • • • Windfarm overview Tasks and activities Daily routine What is important Challenges Copyright © Generating Better Limited 2013 Renewable Energy Operations & Maintenance. Support and Improvement from Experience.
  11. 11. Robin Rigg is a 180 MW plant…Scotland’s first offshore windfarm Renewable Energy Operations & Maintenance. Support and Improvement from Experience.
  12. 12. A day at Robin Rigg… 6am Handover from Central Control Typically a 10 -12 hour day Emergency Coordinator Finalise work for day Finalise transfer list Vessel load Releasing Work Orders Toolbox talk – offshore teams 7.30am Vessels Depart Daily call to traders Vessel Coordination Transfer of control Undertaking work Preparation of safety documents Event logging High Voltage system operation Vessels Return 7pm Offshore & Onshore Support -Service -Repairs -Safety Support -Supervision -Inspections Long Term Work Work planning Task area / Safety topic work Contract Management Long term projects O&M analysis Training Daily / weekly reports Handover to Central Control Copyright © Generating Better Limited 2013 By 8pm Renewable Energy Operations & Maintenance. Support and Improvement from Experience.
  13. 13. Suite 13 At the heart of the site is an Offshore Substation Renewable Energy Operations & Maintenance. Support and Improvement from Experience.
  14. 14. Offshore Substation Tasks •Monthly inspections •Fire system checks •Refuelling diesel generator •Safety checks on lifting equipment and emergency response equipment •Paint repairs •Breakdowns / repairs Copyright © Generating Better Limited 2013 Renewable Energy Operations & Maintenance. Support and Improvement from Experience.
  15. 15. Suite 15 The 60 turbines have a blade diameter as long as football pitch… Renewable Energy Operations & Maintenance. Support and Improvement from Experience.
  16. 16. Turbine Tasks Annual turbine service HV electrical inspections Statutory inspection •Pressure systems •Lifts •Anchor points •Davits & crane Navigation Lights Fog Horn Aviation Lights Blade inspections Breakdowns Ladder and grating checks Ladder and grating cleaning Copyright © Generating Better Limited 2013 Renewable Energy Operations & Maintenance. Support and Improvement from Experience.
  17. 17. Sub-sea cables are laid beneath the Solway Firth Boat based surveys of seabed Diver surveys Repairs Cable protection work Suite 17 Environmental surveys Guard duties Fisheries Liaison Renewable Energy Operations & Maintenance. Support and Improvement from Experience.
  18. 18. Vessels and Logistics – Windfarm workboats – 2 vessels, crewed by local seafarers – Maintenance – Cleaning – Refuelling – Load-out – Specialist services (radio, navigation equipment…) – Logistics – Warehousing – Spare parts logistics – Stores work Copyright © Generating Better Limited 2013 Renewable Energy Operations & Maintenance. Support and Improvement from Experience.
  19. 19. Operational Base – – – – – – – – – – – Initial design and construction Maintenance Cleaning Painting / fit out PR/Communications Equipment and furniture Outsourced services (medicals, employee support, vehicles) Plant and cranes Environmental services Catering/hotels/taxis Sign-making Copyright © Generating Better Limited 2013 Renewable Energy Operations & Maintenance. Support and Improvement from Experience.
  20. 20. Opportunities - Summary Wind turbine service & repair Inspection services Specialised engineering support Warehousing Spare parts & consumables Vessel charter, management & services Cleaning (onshore & offshore) Painting (onshore & offshore) Supply plant and equipment Supply labour Environmental surveys Waste management Vessel support (guard duties) Fisheries Liaison Training IT and office support Source: Crown Estate Renewable Energy Operations & Maintenance. Support and Improvement from Experience.
  21. 21. OFFSHORE WIND: CRITICAL TO SUCCESS FACTORS Copyright © Generating Better Limited 2013 Renewable Energy Operations &Copyright © Generating Maintenance. Support and Improvement from Experience.
  22. 22. What is important? Getting to Work safely Emergency Preparedness Generating when it is windy Copyright © Generating Better Limited 2013 Renewable Energy Operations & Maintenance. Support and Improvement from Experience.
  23. 23. Electricity Suppliers must make or buy enough power to supply its customers…24 hours a day, 365 days per year… Customers (Demand) Electricity (Supply) …their customers include householders, businesses and other power companies Copyright © Generating Better Limited 2013 Renewable Energy Operations & Maintenance. Support and Improvement from Experience.
  24. 24. Challenges 35,000.00 MWh 30,000.00 MWh 25,000.00 MWh Energy 20,000.00 MWh Plan Usable 15,000.00 MWh Actual 10,000.00 MWh 5,000.00 MWh 0.00 MWh Jan-11 Feb-11 Mar-11 Apr-11 May-11 Jun-11 Jul-11 Aug-11 Sep-11 Oct-11 Nov-11 Dec-11 Period Copyright © Generating Better Limited 2013 Renewable Energy Operations & Maintenance. Support and Improvement from Experience.
  25. 25. Critical to Success Factors • • • • • • • Health & safety Be really flexible Align your drivers to the owners Find ways to work around the weather Offer environmentally-friendly solutions Getting through the procurement “barrier” Sell the benefits of “local” suppliers Copyright © Generating Better Limited 2013 Renewable Energy Operations & Maintenance. Support and Improvement from Experience.
  26. 26. Benefits of local suppliers • • • • • Can react to changing weather better Cheaper to mobilise and de-mobilise Local knowledge and experience Good PR for the owners of the windfarm Future licenses may require more local content for new windfarms Copyright © Generating Better Limited 2013 Renewable Energy Operations & Maintenance. Support and Improvement from Experience.
  27. 27. What more could be done to encourage this sector? • Form collaborations / networks to sell a wider range of services • Develop new operating models that align better with the drivers of the windfarm owners • Develop a recognised Quality Mark to help with “bankability” Copyright © Generating Better Limited 2013 Renewable Energy Operations & Maintenance. Support and Improvement from Experience.
  28. 28. Conclusions Turbines numbers are growing to a critical mass which could sustain an independent offshore wind operations & maintenance support sector. the Irish Sea is one of the largest clusters in the UK the industry needs contractors who understand our challenges, can innovate & deliver for those that get it right there are opportunities across the wider UK and beyond… Copyright © Generating Better Limited 2013 Renewable Energy Operations & Maintenance. Support and Improvement from Experience.
  29. 29. QUESTIONS Renewable Energy Operations & Maintenance. Support and Improvement from Experience.

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