Italian South Energy is in the business of renewable energy. Both wind and solar power are business areas where South Energy operates – retrofitting wind turbines is the focus in the wind sector. South Energy handles a portfolio of more than 60 retrofitted wind turbines. The wind turbines are from various manufacturers like Nordtank, Micon, Vestas, Wincon and Bonus. All the wind turbines are within the power range of 60-200 kW.
Ready-made and custom retrofit solutions
South Energy chose Orbital because of the product range of ready-made and custom solutions for retrofitting wind turbines. It creates more business opportunities when the supplier can handle both scenarios. The plug and play packages for retrofitting wind turbines are designed to be cost-efficient. Another important factor is the ability to develop custom solutions for all kinds of wind turbine generators.
Wind turbine SCADA
The R&D department of South Energy has developed their own SCADA system to monitor and control their wind turbines. It was created before Orbital introduced OrbiSCADA to the market. Orbital control systems are designed to work perfectly in connection with OrbiSCADA, but they also work with other SCADA systems like the system from South Energy.
Wind turbine retrofit
South Energy has gained several benefits from working together with Orbital. The cooperation has developed into an ongoing partnership and today Orbital supplies control systems for all South Energy’s retrofit projects. Furthermore, South Energy has become a service partner Orbital refers to for local assistance in the southern part of Italy.
Orbital is a well-known brand in the wind industry
The value of the Orbital brand benefits South Energy since the Orbital brand is well known in the wind industry for small and medium-sized wind turbines. A strong R&D department and support at a high level are important factors to South Energy. Whenever there is a need for support, Orbital is ready to help and solve problems. That is something South Energy is very pleased with.