Wind Power Operation and Maintenance Industry Takes over the Huge Potential
Since 2008, wind power industry in China began explosive growth, at present, installation capacity of wind power equipment has been ranked first in the world. Entering the "13th Five-Year" period, the growth speed of wind power market has slowed down, along with the wind turbine operation and maintenance industry, it is becoming the new focus of development.
In 2008, the cumulative installation capacity of wind power is 12002MW, up to the end of 2015, cumulative installation capacity of wind power up to 145 million kilowatts, which increased amazingly.
But after the rapid development of the wind power market, there are also a lot of problems, such as high rate of abandoned wind, wind turbine quality is not stable, etc. Data shows that in the first half of this year, the national average wind power abandoned wind rate is up to 21%. As for the problem of abandoned wind power rationing, the government has begun to deal with, other issues are dependent on the development of wind power operation and maintenance industry.
Generally speaking, the warranty period of wind turbine is about two to five years. Even calculated in accordance with the longest warranty period of five years, up to now, there are a lot of wind turbines have been not in the warranty period, which brings development opportunities for the wind turbine operation and maintenance.
The maintenance const of wind turbine is very expensive, after out of the warranty period, it is essential to rely on the operation and maintenance enterprises to reduce the cost of failure recovery. According to “Global and China Wind Farm Operation and Maintenance (O&M) Industry Report, 2015-2018”, if the installation capacity of wind turbine can up to 200,000,000 kw in 2020, the scale of wind turbine market is at least 100 billion.
Thus it can be seen the large potential of wind turbine operation and maintenance market. But at present, the machine manufacturers are required to extend the warranty period, they are still assuming responsibility of wind turbine maintenance, thus the O&M market of wind turbine has not yet been released.
Conventional services of wind turbine operation and maintenance market mainly includes technical upgrading, testing services, agent maintenance, etc. Value added services include parts maintenance, spare parts support, financial services, etc. From the view of service, the space of wind power market is large.
There are at least four companies staring at this cake, that is developers, manufacturers, third party operation and maintenance companies and some of the labor market, thus the market is more chaotic.
Disorderly competition is also one of the obstacles to slowdown the outbreak of wind power operation and maintenance industry.
In these four types of companies, in the long run, the development of third party operation and maintenance companies will be better. On the one hand, the third party wind turbine O&M companies can reduce monopoly; on the other hand, third party wind turbine O&M companies are more professional, which is benefit for the healthy development of wind power market.
Generally speaking, with the growth slowing down of wind power industry, wind power operation and maintenance market demand will gradually release. Once the industry environment is standardized, the market competition is in an orderly, industry outbreak of wind power operation and maintenance can be expected. But over the next 3-5 years, there may be a lot of resistances, companies want to enter still need to wait for.
TICO wind turbine crane will be able to get more opportunities in the wind power repair market.
Through the above analysis, we can draw the conclusion that although the short-term development of wind power operation and maintenance market is still relatively limited, from the long-term development potential it is still very optimistic, which will promote the further development of wind turbine crane. Only wind turbine cranes with more economic can stand out in the fierce market competition. With advantages of automatic climbing, electric hydraulic drive, flexible operation, fast maintenance, stable performance, TICO wind turbine crane will be able to get more opportunities in the wind power repair market.