- Published: 27 June 2013 27 June 2013
Gamesa has been appointed to the advisory board of the SafeLife-X Project. SafeLife-X is a European Union-sponsored project set up to develop effective solutions during the next ten years (2015-2025) for minimising the ageing of industrial infrastructures and facilities and guaranteeing their safety.
By using ageing analysis and structural health monitoring technologies, facility risks can be minimised and their lives extended efficiently. Gamesa, represented on the advisory board by Sergio Vélez, Director of the company’s Fleet Life Extension program, works on the wind turbines’ ageing analysis and the development of value-added tools for delivering maximum energy output levels, boosting availability performance and lowering O&M costs. More specifically, Gamesa carries out turbine overhaul (electronic upgrade) and life extension programs. The life extension program is an upgrade system designed to lengthen the useful life, efficiency and performance of turbines, whether made by Gamesa or other manufacturers.