Nordic Wind Technology has signed an agreement to retrofit 13 Suzlon S64 1.250MW turbines in Minnesota — which includes a controller upgrade for six turbines from Mita-Teknik. The retrofit solution will be installed during the coming months, and provide a completely new control environment for the Suzlon S64 turbines. It is based on turbine software from Nordic Wind Technology and a controller upgrade from Mita-Teknik.
The installation of the new sixth-generation, multi-brand surveillance system includes a SCADA system that provides full monitoring of all available data so as to reduce maintenance cost, optimize operations, and increase profit.
“With our turbine software and the controller upgrade from Mita-Teknik, we are able to retrofit our project based on Bachmann and Mita controllers,” said Steffen Larsson, CTO at Nordic Wind Technology. “We get a retrofit upgrade to current industry standards with a modern control and surveillance solution and full access to all data, enabling remote access, improved surveillance, and servicing of the turbines.”
As the wind industry progresses with rapid pace, it is critical that older turbines are equipped to meet today’s control and performance standards. Retrofitting older turbines with new and field-proven control technology, including intelligent SCADA solutions, can effectively increase the turbine’s annual energy production, heighten the availability, and provide modern remote access.
In combination with renewed access to spare parts, the turbine’s lifetime can be extended with better profitability. Mita-Teknik and Nordic Wind Technology are determined to develop innovative retrofit solutions to the aftermarket.
“This is not only another new and very exciting Retrofit project for Mita-Teknik in the U.S.,” said Thomas Liratsch, President & CEO of Mita-Teknik. “This also shows that our customers appreciate a complete solution out of one hand. Combining Mita’s 50 years of control knowledge with the latest release of our MiScout 5 SCADA software rounds off the image of a modern control system.”