The 35 MW Starfish Hill wind farm located in South Australia is one of these facilities. TWPS undertakes at Starfish Hill;
- Complete facility management
- All scheduled and un-scheduled maintenance
- Fault response and rectification
- Remote monitoring and reporting
- Emergency response
- Data management
- Site management
TWPS took over this role from another provider and immediately began a process of improving maintenance practices, increasing the plant availability by over 20%. This included the use of novel maintenance techniques, including different gearbox and blade repair practices which significantly lowered the cost of and increased the effectiveness of such maintenance.
The Starfish Hill O&M work received an award in 2010 from the Australian Institution of Engineers.