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Danish wind giant secures US software to monitor turbine defects

Real-time communications technology will monitor up to 500 Siemens wind turbines

The real time communications technology will allow Siemens to ensure wear is uni
The real time communications technology will allow Siemens to ensure wear is uniform

Danish turbine manufacturer Siemens Wind Power is to use advanced US monitoring software as part of its turbine delivery. The software, from US company Real-Time Innovations (RTI), will deliver data on up to 500 turbines on a single wind farm, as part of Siemen’s supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) requirements.

The scalable software delivers data in a wide range of inhospitable environments for communications networks – from local area networks, to broadband and satellite.

It will enable Siemens to manage turbulence on a wind farm, ensuring that turbine performance is uniform across the whole site. Additionally, the technology will integrate with other communication systems on-site, allowing Siemens to remotely monitor and troubleshoot the wind farm’s operations.

Curt Schacker, chief commercial officer at RTI, said: "The ability to maximise efficiency and quickly detect and avoid maintenance problems can make or break a business. Our clients can massively scale their wind turbine software infrastructure by reliably integrating multiple networks and subsystems."