Preventing Asset Failures: Lessons from Siemens Gamesa Turbines 

Siemens Gamesa, the renowned division of Siemens Energy specializing in wind turbines, has suffered a significant setback. Recent data revealed higher-than-expected failure rates of wind turbine components, causing concern for the company and its investors. 

“The outcome of the current review is much worse than expected. The quality problems are beyond what we initially knew, especially in onshore turbines. We are actively addressing this issue, but it will take time and there will be costs. It is really discouraging for all of us.” – said Jochen Eickholt, CEO of Siemens Gamesa. 

Concerns are mainly in the Spanish division, where quality defects have been identified in onshore turbines, affecting blades, rotors and other components. Corrective actions include fixing small cracks, replacing bearings and other necessary measures. Although older turbine models are also affected, no specific details have been released. 

According to Reuters, out of more than 132 GW of installed capacity, Siemens Gamesa has turbine-related problems in an estimated 15 to 30 percent. In response to this crisis, the company has withdrawn its annual earnings estimates and warned shareholders that more than $1.1 billion may be needed to correct the situation. As a result, the company’s shares plummeted 37 percent in Frankfurt. 


How to prevent wind turbines failure and reduce maintenance efforts? 

When it comes to preventing wind turbine failures and minimizing maintenance efforts, there’s a game-changing solution in the market that stands out: Renewable Energy Management Systems (REMS). 

Considering the recent turbine failures observed in Siemens Gamesa installations, the adoption of proactive asset management systems has become imperative for renewable energy companies.  

One platform that has gained significant attention in the industry, being nominated by Gartner as one of the best REMS solutions in the market, is our Energy Studio Pro®.  

Energy Studio Pro® empowers utilities, independent power producers (IPPs), and asset owners with unparalleled capabilities to oversee and optimize their renewable energy assets. By leveraging this comprehensive platform, companies can effectively increase asset availability, enhance performance and streamline O&M efforts.  

With Energy Studio Pro®, potential disasters can be proactively averted, ensuring minimal production loss while saving precious time and budgetary resources. By embracing this cutting-edge solution, the renewable energy industry can secure a more sustainable and reliable future. 

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