Wood Group to conduct PPT on MW FosenVind windpower project


Wood Group’s UK-based clean energy unit has secured a contract to perform power performance testing (PPT) on the 1,000MW Fosen Vind onshore windpower project in Norway.

As part of the deal, Wood Group will install 29 guyed lattice met masts and undertake data monitoring for the site calibration phase.

The company will also install power monitoring equipment to various turbine generators, which can be used to conduct a power curve test.

Wood Group clean energy asset management director Robbie Gibson said: “PPT allows you to compare the actual power curve of a wind turbine to the warranted power curve provided by the wind turbine manufacturer, and to ensure that the manufacturer corrects any sources of underperformance.

"PPT allows you to compare the actual power curve of a wind turbine to the warranted power curve provided by the wind turbine manufacturer."

“Wood Group’s clean energy business is a MEASNET member for power performance testing services, is accredited to ISO 17025, and is a recognised testing lab by IECRE to undertake power curve tests on wind turbines.

“These accreditations underpin our significant track record of undertaking successful power curve tests on a wide range of wind turbine models. It also ensures that our tests are fully recognised by wind turbine manufacturers and project owners.”

Situated on the peninsula of Fosen in Norway, the FosenVind project features six onshore windfarms. Their combined output will power up to 170,000 households.

Set to be completed and commissioned by 2020, the farm will be able to generate 3.4TWh power a year.