Operation and Maintenance

As tidal arrays are developed, accessing the turbines to carry out maintenance requires new logistical solutions. OpenHydro is developing a full operational and maintenance (O&M) service package, which includes standardised technical and commercial practices.

The development of these services is informed by OpenHydro’s decade long experience of running a test platform and turbine at the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney. Effective O&M practices help reduce the cost of energy; optimising asset performance through maximising both performance and availability.