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Con en este panorama en el mercado nacional, son muchas las em-
presas españolas que en los últimos años han abordado procesos
de diversificación de sus actividades, pasando de suministrar ser-
vicios de ingeniería para la construcción de instalaciones renova-
bles, a incorporar a sus portafolios amplios catálogos de servicios
de OyM. Esto, unido a estrategias de internacionalización, las ha
convertido en líderes en muchas regiones del mundo. Entre ellas, se
encuentra Revergy, cuya experiencia en estos procesos, recogemos
en este artículo.
Son ya seis años desde que Revergy diversificó sus actividades,
incluyendo en su portafolio diferentes actividades de OyM, y
abordó el objetivo de internacionalizar la compañía. Durante
Against this domestic outlook, recent years have seen many
Spanish companies undertaking processes to diversify their
activities, shifting from the supply of engineering services
for the construction of renewables installations, to the
incorporation of O&M services into their extensive product
portfolios. This, combined with internationalisation strategies,
has turned them into leaders in many regions of the world. Such
companies include Revergy whose experience in these processes
is the subject of this article.
Revergy started to diversify its activities six years ago, including
different O&M services into its portfolio to address its goal of
internationalising the company. During this period, and given its
level of specialisation in every task undertaken at a wind farm
(from design to the subsequent O&M), the company has been
able to identify the huge risks that affect each phase, as well as
the significant impact that each phase has on the next. Today,
Revergy has offices in Spain, Brazil, Mexico, Chile, the UK and the
US, with local personnel fully dedicated to the execution of wind
power and PV projects. It is currently undertaking projects in
Turkey, Belgium, Peru, Uruguay, Costa Rica and South Africa.
According to the company’s experience, the arduous task of
internationalising an ISP requires considering several factors.
The following are of vital importance:
• Detailed knowledge of the local regulations corresponding to
the installation location (not only country regulations).
• Goods importation processes.
• Safety standards in each country/state.
• Local suppliers for both spares and tools.
• Personnel training.
• Idiosyncrasy of the country.
• Time difference between the headquarters and the plant.
• Adaptation of working methods and processes at both the
head offices and local delegations.
Spare parts management,
the key component for optimising
OPEX in the wind sector
Given the current cuts to feed-in tariffs, as well as the prices
of recent auctions, the optimisation of a project’s operational
expenditure or OPEX, is vitally important. One fundamental
aspect of OPEX optimisation concerns spares management. In
DIVERSIFICACIÓN E
INTERNACIONALIZACIÓN,
LAS CLAVES DEL ÉXITO DE LAS ISP
DEL SECTOR RENOVABLE
Por la elevada cantidad de MW renovables instalados y por su
liderazgo en el desarrollo de tecnologías renovables, España
cuenta con un gran número de empresas y profesionales con
altas capacitaciones técnicas. La reforma energética aprobada
por el Gobierno español e implantada en los años 2013 y 2014,
representó un cambio operativo para todas las instalaciones
de energías renovables, pues en muchos casos supuso que su
ingreso económico más importante, cuando no el único, fue-
se la venta de electricidad en el mercado mayorista; y la única
forma de mejorar sus márgenes, la optimización de la OyM.
Ello ha permitido el desarrollo en nuestro país de un extenso
know-how y una amplia red de infraestructuras necesarias
para la correcta OyM de las plantas de generación de ener-
gía renovable, convirtiendo a las empresas independientes de
mantenimiento españolas (Independent Service Provider o ISP)
en líderes a nivel mundial.
DIVERSIFICATION AND
INTERNATIONALISATION:
KEYS TO THE SUCCESS OF ISPS
IN THE RENEWABLE SECTOR
Thanks to the large amount of installed renewable MWs and
its leadership in the development of renewable technologies,
Spain benefits from numerous companies and professionals
with a high level of technical training. The energy reform,
approved by the Spanish government and implemented in
2013 and 2014, represented an operational change for every
renewable energy installation. In many cases it has meant
that the installation’s most important source of revenue,
while not the only one, was the sale of electricity on the
wholesale market; and the only way to improve its margins,
the optimisation of operation and maintenance (O&M). This
has led to the development of a comprehensive expertise in
Spain alongwith an extensive network of infrastructures
required for the correct O&M of renewable energy
generation plants, thus turning the country’s Independent
Service Providers or ISPs into global leaders.
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