This month saw GreenPower replace a generator in the nacelle of one of its 20 turbines at the Carriag Gheal Wind Farm near Oban in Argyll and Bute. A rare occurrence and not a small task, but maintaining and replacing parts in modern turbines is something that can increase reliability, extend lifetime and maximise efficiency. The installation team arrived on site early in the morning after a good night’s rest in a local hotel and the works were completed in one day with the turbine back in production by the end of the day.
Stefan Shaba, Asset Manager at GreenPower said: “A major component replacement such as this is a complex piece of work with very little margin for error. However the amazing engineers and maintenance crew that carry out these works put in quite a lot of preparation that makes the task look easy overall. It’s also good to see the additional local economic benefit from the works which was carried out by Scottish installation crews and crane lifting companies.”