DIS wins project management award from Siemens Wind Power
DIS consultant Anders Boysen received the internal “Best Performing Module” award from Siemens Wind Power Engineering during his work with the development of the new 7MW wind turbine, which replaces the former 6MW turbine.
Every month, the project management group at Siemens Wind Power Engineering appoints one of their projects with the “Best Performing Module” award at their monthly Project Management Community meeting. The award is given to one of the many Siemens Wind Power projects and is highlighted for outstanding performance.
Late 2016 this honor was given to one of the projects DIS is part of. It was given to the electrical module project for Siemens new 7MW wind turbine, which is an upgrade of the former 6MW wind turbine. The biggest difference between the two wind turbines is the generator and the electrical system. The new 7MW turbine is also gearless and is based on the technology of the former successful 6MW turbine. The new wind turbine will be able to produce an additional megawatt compared to the 6MW turbine.
The development of the electrical system was exactly the module DIS consultant Anders Boysen was assigned to as a project manager. In the beginning, his main focus was to manage the conversion of mechanical drawings that were to be converted from Innovator to NX-CAD which is Siemens’ internal drawing program. Later on in the project, Anders became the overall project manager on the entire electrical system and he became responsible for 15 team members who were to perform consistently and reach the project goals.
The reason why Anders received this prestigious award was the great effort he put forward in order to complete the project on time as well as the flexibility he showed throughout. The project experienced several changes. Especially in the final phase of the project there were significant additions that meant that extra effort needed to be made in order to comply with the original delivery plan for the project.
- DIS consultants have the professionalism and routine required to take on this type of project. We have to be adaptive and flexible and are used to moving from one project in one organization to another project in another organization. This means, we have a unique experience with change and we know what it takes to facilitate projects, and it allows us to offer the extra effort expected of us consultants, says Anders Boysen, consultant and Senior Project Manager at DIS.
It is the first time an external consultant wins the “Best Performing Module” award at Siemens Wind Power Engineering. The development of the new wind turbine was completed in early 2017 and it is already being manufactured for the first customers. The first wind turbines are expected to be ready and generating power by 2018.