South Energy retrofits older wind turbines in Italy
South Energy is active on the Italian market where they service and maintain older wind turbines. Retrofitting of older wind turbines is an important business area and South Energy has a portfolio with more than 60 older wind turbines where the original control system has been substituted with updated versions. The wind turbines are sizing from 60-200 kW and come from a row of manufacturers, such as Nordtank, Micon, Vestas, Wincon and Bonus.
Fully developed and customized control systems to South Energy
South Energy chose Orbital as business partner as Orbital has a wide range of standard components and also offers special solutions. It gives South Energy more business opportunities when it can present a supplier who can handle both scenarios. The developed plug-and-play solutions for extended operation are designed for cost optimization and therefore presents a shorter period of reimbursement. South Energy also benefits from Orbital´s production of special solutions for the many types of wind turbine generators.
Surveillance of wind turbines
South Energy has in the port folio its own SCADA system for surveillance. The SCADA solution was already developed and in operation when OrbiSCADA entered the market. Orbital´s wind turbine control system works perfectly with OrbiSCADA but is also compatible with other SCADA systems, such as the system which South Energy uses.
Retrofitting older wind turbines
There is a row of advantages for South Energy by having Orbital as its supplier. The corporation has turned into Orbital being turn- key supplier on all retrofitted projects which South Energy accomplishes.
Orbital is a known brand in the wind turbine industry
Orbital is known for having a strong competitive solution when it comes to extending operation of household and medium size wind turbines. Orbital is also known for having an excellent Research & development department which creates customized solutions supported by a team which quickly and efficiently help South Energy when the help is needed. This is a set-up highly regarded at South Energy.