Siemens monitoring centre on way

Siemens has broken ground on construction of its state-of-the-art remote diagnostics centre for wind turbines in Brande, Denmark.

The facility will be one of the most advanced facilities of its type on its opening – scheduled for the autumn – said Siemens, which will monitor more than 7,500 turbines worldwide from the centre.

Torben Bang, head of Siemens Wind Power Service, said: "Remote diagnostics is a key component of a smarter and integrated service approach that helps our customers lower the overall cost of energy.

“Monitoring experts can solve more than 85% of all alarms remotely without a service team doing trouble-shooting onsite.”