Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Technical Review
    Vol. 60 No. 3 (2023)   Energy Systems
    New Products

    Solution Proposal Utilizing the Wind Turbine's Maintenance Support Tool
    - Aiming for Long-term Stable Operation of Wind Power Plant -

    Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Business Group, Wind Energy Department, Energy Systems

    With a growing renewable energy demand for the achievement of carbon neutrality, an increasing number of wind power generation facilities (hereafter referred to as wind turbines) are rapidly being installed in Japan. Wind turbines are required to supply stable power for the long-term. However, various challenges arise in the stage of post-construction operation, because the intricacy of the changing natural environment causes the components of wind turbines to deteriorate or malfunction, leading to the low availability of wind turbines. To ensure customers to maintain stable operation of wind turbines, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has been working on the development of a comprehensive support tool for maintenance. This was brought to fruition as our newly released product "Maintenance Support Tool for Wind Turbines". With the introduction of this tool into the wind farms of customers, we have started providing technical services.