Rotos 360, based in the UK, has completed a project that reduced the amount of downtime, risk and overall cost at Parc Cynog Wind and Solar Park in South West Wales.
Parc Cynog Wind Farm
Parc Cynog Wind Farm has been in operation for 18 years and is made up of 11 turbines. Rotos 360 was contracted by Vattenfall to repair a wrinkle within an LM blade of a Micon M1800-750/47 750KW wind turbine generator.
Parc Cynog makes an important contribution to the Welsh economy, with around £400,000 invested through the maintenance, servicing and operation of the site. The site is also popular with local schools and pupils regularly visit the farm to learn about the project.
Sarah Lancaster, business development manager at Rotos 360, said, “With our proven track record and trailblazing expertise we presented the client with a solution that would ultimately reduce cost and downtime of the wind turbine – something so integral because of the important role the wind farm plays to the Welsh economy.”
Rotos 360, part of James Fisher and Sons, has a proven track record of completing complex blade repairs. Led by a team of highly experienced specialists, the company offered a solution that reduced the amount of downtime, risk and overall cost. Vattenfall originally considered removing the blade due to the size and complexity of the damage, however Rotos 360’s methods ensured the damage could be repaired directly from the turbine using access equipment hired from a local company, a MEWP (from a mobile elevating work platform), as an alternative access method.
Andrew Claridge, service lead at Vattenfall, concluded, “While initially reviewing the damage we thought that the whole blade may have needed replacement. We were extremely impressed with Rotos 360’s inventive and reactive solution and its competency in delivery.”