Efficient maintenance of wind farms

Windpulse: a product suite for wind farm service and maintenance processes

The maintenance of wind farms is becoming increasingly complex, which also has to do with growing demands on quality, safety and documentation. However, the utilization of new technologies can simplify maintenance and help ensure smooth operations. Operations managers can harness this potential in order to endure within a competitive market or to strengthen their market position.

Windpulse by Lufthansa Industry Solutions is a module that makes the work of the maintenance technician significantly easier. This mobile solution pools all of the documents necessary for maintenance and provides on-site service teams with the most up-to-date electronic information around the clock. Inspections can also be documented directly using a tablet or a smartphone. This significantly streamlines wind farm maintenance and improves process quality.


Lufthansa Industry Solutions was recognized as a relevant player in the digital factory in the three use case clusters “Predictive Analytics & Maintenance”, “Traceability” and “Asset & Plant Performance Monitoring” by teknowlogy. According to teknowlogy, the leading independent European market analysis and consulting company for the IT industry, LHIND has proven to be able to address all related use cases in these categories.

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Lufthansa Industry Solutions has been looking forward to the topic of renewable energies, not least because of existing services in the field of energy. The wind industry in particular has proven to be a topic in which many parallels to aviation exist.

So you have to deal with the same challenges:

Aviation: ~52% of total airline operating costs are directly or indirectly affected by MRO services (LHT)

WTG: ~33% of total WTG operating costs are directly or indirectly affected by O&M services (SET)

In both cases - wind and aviation - a 24/7 operation with permanent monitoring and ideally predictive maintenance is the goal.

Due to the fact that we have been able to gather MRO for decades in the aviation industry field at maintenance, repair and overhaul, we can transfer this experience with best practice models to the wind industry. For this purpose, we have specially launched the Wind Cluster and the Windpulse® platform.

  • Inspection solution for maintenance and inspection (cloud-based)
  • Scheduling of service technicians and work orders
  • Variable component structure including illustration of industry-compliant standards
  • Individual report generation and reporting
  • Exploratory data analysis (e.g. SCADA and CMS Data)
  • Feed-In Calcluation and optimization
  • Smart power to x concepts
  • Calculation of life time extension
  • Individual Partner program (e.g. Reselling, Development, etc.)

Recognise the sentiment and the age of your customers in a video stream:

  • Video stream analytics for person and face recognition
  • Offline implementation without the need of a cloud backend
  • Data locality for high standard of data protection

Real-time localization of arbitrary assets with high precision (indoor and outdoor):

  • Real-time localization in 2D and 3D
  • Cost reduction through intelligent resource and warehouse management
  • Indoor Navigation and Access Control

Monitor the health condition of your valuable assets worldwide:

  • Edge-computing for mishandling and damage detection
  • Sensors for cargo monitoring (temperature, humidity, pressure …)
  • Non-invasive installation
  • Long battery life and high availability to keep maintenance efforts low
  • Improved claim management through automatic mishandling detection

Secure and seal production or sensor data for transmission all over around the world:

  • Guaranteed integrity of data exchanged between IoT devices through an unique protocol and sealed data packets
  • Creation of Tamper-proof, auditable records, which can be trusted by all parties
  • Enable secure data transmission without touching the original data pipeline