Harvesting solar energy is a key pillar of the energy transition. Great strides have been made from a technology point of view, driving down the potential cost/kWh. However, to realize that potential cost efficient O&M is required, ensuring the highest capacity factor for the lowest possible cost. Only then will solar energy be able to compete with traditional / alternative sources of electricity.
We have the field-proven O&M experience to help drive down costs related to both photo-voltaic (PV) and concentrated solar plants (CSP) and thereby help make you more competitive.
Thousands of acres of PV fields rely on our E&I knowledge and in the case of CSPs, we can take single point of responsibility to provide power train overhauls (steam turbines, gearboxes, generators, piping, valves, E&I…).
Capacity factor >30%
We have the E&I skills in-house to operate & maintain your PV solar fields. For example, the fields we service in the US have the highest capacity factors in the country. Spread out over nearly 3000 acres (over 1000 ha), we ensure that over some 1.5 million PV panels face the sun, extract solar energy and then reliably transport the electricity over hundreds of miles of cables and many transformers to the grid. One of the fields even has a capacity factor of 31.7% (2020 data).
To ultimately produce electricity, the steam driven power train needs to run efficiently and reliably. It is especially here that our experience with steam turbines, gearboxes, generators, piping, valves and E&I come to bare. We understand the failure mechanisms (e.g. load cycle fatigue / thermal creep) and can therefore determine root cause problems in the whole power train and subsequently take on the major overhauls with single point of responsibility.
To stimulate innovation and excitement, we regularly sponsor student teams that participate in solar challenges. These include:
Solar powered boats (apart from financial support, we also supplied tailor-made hydrofoils)
Solar powered cars (apart from financial support, we also helped cure molds in a specially designed temporary oven)
Solar-powered bikes (apart from financial support, we also helped them design & manufacture light-weight gears)
- Photo-voltaic (PV) solar fields
- Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) fields
How we make the difference!
|One-stop shop||Whether advisory, management or actual execution, we can support you to achieve your business goals.|
|Integrated||By executing diverse scopes of work as one team, we can minimize interface risks and lower execution costs.|
|Safety||Our safety performance is industry reference.|
|Expertise||Building on 150+ years of O&M knowledge, we can keep your assets running at peak performance.|
|Innovation||We keep looking out for new solutions to drive down cost, enhance safety, reduce carbon footprints and enable faster execution.|
Proven experience in Solar
Outage of a 50MW Concentrated Solar Plant
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