Extending operation time for wind turbines in Northern Ireland
The operation time of older wind turbines can often be extended by just changing the controlling system.. Duncan Plant in Northern ireland is a service firm specialized in this. When the upgrades of older wind turbines are substantial, Duncan Plant has the necessary expertise. It includes wind turbines from Vestas, Bonu, Micon, Nordex and Nordtank.
Duncan Plant works with onshore wind turbine parks sizing 75kW to 2,5 MW. The service which Duncan Plant performs includes maintenance, changing of components, handling of critical errors, sourcing and purchase of components, replacing wind turbines, mediating retrofit wind turbines, site management and project management.
The corporation between Duncan Plant and Orbital began in 2000. Duncan Plant has since then installed several TMC2 and TMC3 controlling systems in Northern Ireland. The founder and owner of Duncan Plant, Mr James Duncan, is satisfied with the TMC3 and many years of corporation with Orbital has made Mr James Duncan an expert in TMC3 wind turbine controllers and in the installation processes.
Orbital support is always ready to assist in any way possible. Mr James Duncan says, ” I am satisfied with the technical level and the quick response from the Orbital technicians´team. When I need assistance I can easily and quickly access remote support via OrbiSVADA, Skype and TeamViewer. We always find quick solutions and save time”.
Presently, Duncan Plant has 18 wind turbines connected to OrbiSCADA. Mr James Duncan explains the advantage in having wind turbines connected to a modern SCADA SYSTEM, ”OrbiSCADA generates great value at Duncan Plant. Our technicians are able to easily support the customers. In some cases we can even solve challenges via OrbiSCADA from our homes. It saves us driving to the wind turbine site”.
A complete renovation of a Nordex 150 kW wind turbine in Northern Ireland is an example of a project where Duncan Plant chose Orbital as controlling manufacturer. The wind turbine suffered poor operation, so it was decided to renovate the wind turbine with a complete TMC3 retrofit kit, including OrbiSCADA. Since renovation in 2016 the wind turbine has performed with 100% availability.