Duke Energy to Use Innovative Technology to Make Wind Turbine Repair Faster and Cleaner

Duke Energy Renewables is making wind turbine repair and maintenance a breeze by offering a first-of-its-kind service option to wind energy producers around the US.


An alternative lifting service is now available through Duke Energy Renewable Services, an industry-leading operator and maintenance provider for third-party wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) facilities in the US.


Traditional wind turbine maintenance requires many cranes, a massive construction zone and precise scheduling of multiple contractors and equipment. The alignment of multiple resources inserts an element of risk to completing wind turbine projects on time and on budget.


Duke Energy Renewables’ alternative lifting service makes that process more efficient.


“Streamlining the wind turbine maintenance process to one call, one truck, one team and in as little as one day is a new service, we’re thrilled to offer our commercial wind energy customers,” said Jeff Wehner, vice president of Duke Energy Renewables.


“US wind power has more than tripled over the past decade. As wind energy resources continue to grow, utilising more efficient maintenance services will help to optimise wind energy resources so that they produce the greatest amount of renewable energy possible.”


The service is the first US commercial offering which leverages the GenHook LT™ all-in-one crane package from KenzFigee – a well-established global specialist supplier and service provider of tailor-made cranes and equipment for the marine, offshore and wind energy industries.


“KenzFigee is proud to deliver a product which reflects Duke Energy’s commitment to sustainability and service excellence,” said Jan-Pieter Klaver, CEO of KenzFigee.


“The complexity and coordination of so many people and pieces of equipment often results in costly project delays,” Mr Wehner added.


“We knew there had to be a better way, and working closely with KenzFigee, we found it.”


Source: Global Energy World