Cognitive Business will provide AI and forecasting to RWE’S Robin Rigg offshore wind farm

Nottingham-based company Cognitive Business, one of the UK’s leading machine learning and applied AI innovators, has announced it has been appointed to provide a complete package of AI and forecasting to Robin Rigg offshore wind farm, operated by RWE.
Cognitive Business will provide AI and forecasting to RWE’S Robin Rigg offshore wind farm
Robin Rigg wind farm substation. Courtesy of RWE.

The package will enable RWE to predict with certainty the direction of maintenance programmes and maximise operational performance across its site.

As part of the technology suite, Cognitive Business is delivering a range of physics-and machine learning based data modelling to Robin Rigg that will drive real cost savings and deliver accurate and cost effective maintenance programmes based on precise data analysis.

“We are obviously delighted to be providing such a broad suite of technology to the Robin Rigg Wind Farm, all of which, as an integrated technology package, enables RWE to run and manage its site with optimised efficiency” said Lee Beresford, Head of Monitoring and Diagnostics at Cognitive Business. “We are very much looking forward to demonstrating how, together, the A.I, Pattern Recognition and Production Forecasting will drive further efficiencies on this site and support RWE in making Robin Rigg one of the most operationally efficient wind farms operating in the UK.”

The technology includes:

Cognitive’s WAVES technology which will enable RWE to plot with real time accuracy the operation of maintenance vessels in and out of harbour

Tidal Access Forecasting to predict movement in and out of a port faced with tidal restrictions

Production Forecasting to pinpoint the most profitable turbines so maintenance programmes can be directed elsewhere

Advanced Pattern Recognition comparing previous year’s performance and directing activity to rectify anomalies. 

“Cognitive’s package of technology enables us to operate our wind farm to the optimum performance levels and to maximise profitability across our site” added Gregg McConnell, Operations Co-ordinator at R

WE and project lead at Robin Rigg, speaking about the package of services being provided to the wind farm. “Robin Rigg is a mature windfarm and RWE is an experienced farm operator, but we are still very much engaged with finding the solutions that draw out the remaining opportunities to make additional savings and drive further efficiencies.  Cognitive’s technology enables us to do exactly that.”

Robin Rigg was the first commercial offshore wind farm to be located in Scottish waters.  Comprising 58 turbines the site began full generation in 2010, providing enough electricity to power approximately 117,000 homes and offset around 230,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions each year.

Established in 2018, Cognitive Business is an industry leader in machine learning and applied AI, developing a wide range of decision support, performance monitoring, and predictive maintenance solutions for a broad range of energy operations and maintenance applications.

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