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Friday, 20 November 2015
12:00 - 13:30 The O&M impact on LCOE – How to get costs down?
O&M & logistics  
Onshore      Offshore    

Room: Montparnasse

This session shall focus on the challenge of reducing the Cost of Energy from wind parks through intelligent O&M.
What can be done from a Life Cycle perspective to ensure the O&M costs are minimised in respect to the highest possible RoI for investors?

The session will be devided in two parts: the first part will feature five presentations about opportunities and practical solutions for O&M cost reductions; in the second part four leading wind turbine manufacturers will share their experiences and outline their strategy to achieve cost reductions in O&M .

Please note that the session will be extended by 15 minutes and will therefore finish at 13:45 instead of 13:30.

Learning objectives

  • Be able to identify the Total Cost of Ownership for a Windfarm
  • Enable the attendees to suggest cost improvements at different project stages
  • Enable Attendees to verify and measure the impact of suggested improvements
  • Create understanding of a common industry reporting tool for failure rates
  • Learn about O&M challenges from leading wind turbine manufacturers
Lead Session Chair:
Wei He, Statoil, Norway
Simon Watson, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Mahmood Shafiee Cranfield University, United Kingdom
Mahmood Shafiee (1) F Feargal Brennan (1) Ines Armada (1)
(1) Cranfield University, Bedford, United Kingdom

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Presenter's biography

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Dr. Mahmood Shafiee is a Lecturer in Engineering Risk Analysis at Cranfield University, UK. His expertise is in the fields of Reliability Engineering, Maintenance Optimisation, Inspection Planning, Structural Health Assessment, Aging and Degradation Modelling, Probabilistic Risk Analysis, Asset Management, and Warranty & Service Reliability. He has over ten years of experience in the area of Risk and Reliability Engineering within the Oil and Gas, Renewable Wind, Railway, and Manufacturing industry sectors. He has also published more than forty papers in top tier journals and conference proceedings. He has been plenary speaker and program committee member of more than twenty international Conferences.


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