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Starfish Hill Wind Farm Operations and Maintenance

Starfish Hill Wind Farm  
35 MW
Complete facility management
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Office: Brisbane and Sydney 
Customer: RATCH Australia 
Location: South Australia 
Timeframe: Ongoing 
Transfield Worley Power Services (TWPS) is a joint venture between WorleyParsons and Transfield Services which undertakes generation plant operations and maintenance across all generation technologies throughout Australia with a strong focus on South East Asia. This currently includes operations and maintenance roles for wind farms throughout Australia.
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.

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