Bachmann Monitoring GmbH has been contracted by Green Power Investment Corporation (GPI) to supply a complete Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) system for the Ishikari Offshore Wind Farm Project, Hokkaido, Japan.

Technical Details

Installation of the 112 MW offshore wind project, featuring 14 Siemens Gamesa type SG 8.0-167 DD turbines, will begin May 2023, with Bachmann to deliver, install and commission a customized SHM solution to facilitate predictive maintenance, help minimize downtime, extend the lifetime of turbines, and reduce the Levelized Cost of Energy.

The offshore wind project is comprised of 2 rows of 7 turbines with an onshore substation and Battery Energy Storage System (BESS). The Bachmann SHM, including hardware, sensor design, cable mounting and data storage system, will collect and directly process monitoring data, before transmitting processed data to shore for analysis.

Turbines will be installed on 4-legged jacket substructures, with pre-installed pile foundations, where SHM will play a critical role in guaranteeing structural integrity for decades to come.

HOFI Holger Fritsch
»We are honoured that GPI has chosen Bachmann for this ground-breaking project. This partnership reinforces Bachmann’s position as a global leader in Condition Monitoring and Structural Health Monitoring, and, with it, our entry into the exciting Japanese offshore market.« Holger Fritsch General Manager, Bachmann Monitoring GmbH

All images thanks to Green Power Investment Corporation.