Renewables Asset Management (RAM) is a suite of applications for operating and managing onshore and offshore wind farms. These applications integrate data and functions from traditionally separate systems into one unified system, with no need for manual data transfer. Automating data transfer has been proven to increase efficiency by up to 40 percent. Also, the different applications in the RAM System work together to increase operational effect. Combined, the applications reduce operations and maintenance cost by up to 15 percent and reduces downtime by up to 40 percent.
“The purpose of digitalisation in the renewables industry is to lower costs and increase return on investment and safety” said Hege Skryseth, CEO of Kongsberg Digital and EVP Kongsberg. “Historically, however, digitalisation has been associated with high initial investments for long-term gains. Renewables Asset Management proves that businesses do not have to choose between near and the long-term return on investment. They can start their digitalisation journey and benefit financially from the outset”.
Kristian Holm, VP Renewables, Kongsberg Digital, added that the SaaS solution can minimise the initial investments in an advanced system and reduce operational costs related to running the system. Maintenance, system optimisation and new updates are applied seamlessly in the background, making it possible for customers to solely focus on their operations.
A completely integrated asset management system does not only increase the efficiency of operations, it also gives a much better situational overview that dramatically increases operational safety.
RAM is enabled by Kognifai, Kongsberg’s digital ecosystem. Kognifai ensures that structured data is collected and stored securely and made available as input to value enhancing applications. RAM applications are provided as software as a service (SaaS) and hosted on Kognifai. This means clients can access all systems through a web-based client in their browser and are not required to install any client software. If, however, the client prefers it, the software can also be deployed on dedicated computer hardware on-site.
Kongsberg Digital announced the launch of Renewables Asset Management at the WindEurope Conference & Exhibition 2019 in Bilbao, Spain.
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