Refurbishment and Decommissioning
Refurbishment and Decommissioning are two additional services Enviko provides. At some point your renewable system will need to be either refurbished or decommissioned.
Though individual turbines at wind plants may need replacement after 20 to 30 years, there is no compelling reason for abandoning the site. New, more cost-effective turbines can be added, the infrastructure upgraded if necessary, and the plant returned to use.
This is one of wind energy’s most significant attributes: it is sustainable. Because there is no accumulation of wastes (as in a nuclear plant) or exhaustion of the fuel source (as in a fossil fuel-fired plant), production of wind-generated electricity is sustainable indefinitely.
It is still useful to consider the options of refurbishment or decommissioning because removal or replacement of turbines may be necessary from time to time, should the wind plant become inoperative.
Turbine procurement is one of the most important aspects of a wind energy development. Turbines may represent up to 80% of the capital cost of a wind farm and their reliability and long-term power output are crucial to the financial performance of the project.
It is important to secure not only an acceptable price, but also the right guarantees, delivery and performance bonds and specific guarantees on aspects of performance governed by planning conditions, such as noise.
We have long-standing contacts with all the major manufacturers. Acting on behalf of owners, investors and banks, Enviko draws on years of experience to offer a comprehensive array of commercial and management services.
Whether planning, acquiring, operating, re-powering or selling a wind farm, Enviko can offer clients a range of skills and experience – from essential project services such as due diligence, through to adding value by way of project lifetime support.
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