Wind turbine predictive maintenance partnership


Onyx Insight has deepened its partnership with BP Wind Energy with the deployment of its predictive maintenance technology across the operator’s US onshore wind portfolio.

The latest long-term deal will see Onyx continue the delivery of engineering, technical and analytics solutions to BP for the next five years, following a successful and trusted seven-year relationship.

The two companies have worked together since 2016, when Onyx first deployed its fleetMONITOR condition monitoring software across 242 of BP’s onshore turbines. In 2017, as a technology leader, BP was the first company to deploy Onyx’s ecoCMS advanced sensing at scale and will continue its use as part of the new deal. The technology is a unique blend of advanced sensing and analytics, delivering effective data that allows engineers to understand the health of their assets. With successful payback in under 12 months, BP adopted the project as its ‘go-to’ technology for turbine predictive maintenance.

Onyx’s versatile solution can be deployed across any make and model of asset, such as BP’s GE, Vestas and Nordex sites, with nearly all of the BP fleet using the technology. BP will also be adopting new technology with Onyx’s case management tools, enabling BP’s engineering and site teams to streamline their approach to all operations and realise even higher operational expenditure savings from predictive maintenance.

“By leveraging Onyx’s technology, we can better understand the lifespan of turbine components at our wind farms, improve maintenance schedules, reduce costs and avoid breakdowns,” said Alistair Warwick, CEO, BP Wind Energy. “This agreement helps BP Wind Energy remain a technology leader. It also supports our commitment to produce secure, affordable, lower-carbon energy while accelerating our net zero ambition.”