Ship-to-Turbine Oil Change System

Posted by Irina Tabakina

James Fisher Renewables conducted a trial of Ship-to-Turbine (STT), an oil change system designed to improve safety, efficiency and reduce down time in offshore wind turbine gearbox oil changes. The trial was performed on an offshore wind farm off the Norfolk coast where it reportedly was demonstrated the STT system helped to complete the entire evacuation, flushing and refill of the gear oil system in less than four hours total pumping time per turbine. The company believes that the Ship-to-Turbine method has the potential to revolutionize offshore oil change operations, while increasing the safety of technicians, reducing the risk of pollution and significantly increasing operational efficiency.

(As published in the May 2014 edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News -

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