RES, GEV Wind Power, Outreach Offshore and Rix Renewables, have launched the Offshore Wind O&M Partnership (OWOP) – a collective of complementary service companies based in the UK – to supply a complete package of quality, long-term O&M services to offshore wind asset owners.
By creating a ‘one stop shop’ for all core O&M services, the Partnership combines nearly 100 years of experience to offer a highly coordinated, agile approach that will minimise shutdowns and maximise asset performance. Through just one contract, asset owners will have access to all typical turbine, blade, substation, and balance of plant operations and maintenance services as well as workboats and advanced digital tools.
The Partnership will significantly reduce the complexity and resource intensity associated with the traditional way of subcontracting for multiple O&M services, allowing asset owners to benefit from a much more strategic approach while also ensuring execution to the highest safety standards. Underpinned by technology, the Partnership will coordinate multiple schedules of work, achieving greater levels of efficiency across asset downtime and technician attendance, while freeing up management time to focus on the ever-growing pipeline of offshore wind projects.