Once the Anholt Offshore Wind Farm is in operation, the wind farm will be monitored, serviced and maintained from the base in the Port of Grenaa where DONG Energy will set up an operations organisation with about 50 people.
The offshore wind farm is monitored from shore and the wind turbines are constructed in such a way that they only require a minimum amount of service. The wind turbines’ built-in monitoring system will be able to diagnose errors, and if necessary, shut down the wind turbine in case of a critical error.
All information on the conditions on site such as wind speed, wind direction and wave height including status and production of each wind turbine will be collected by a central DCS (distributed control system), which is connected to the internal monitoring system of each wind turbine.
One annual inspection are planned for each wind turbine. In addition, a further one to three service visits to each wind turbine are planned.
Access to the wind turbines is provided by high-speed service vessels.
Periodic inspections will mainly be planned for the summer months when the weather conditions are good. The inspections include typical performance and safety tests, replacement of filters, lubrication, inspection of bolts, replacement of brake pads and oil change in gearboxes and hydraulic systems.