FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION
Vestas’ mission, Failure is not an option, expresses the organisation’s commitment to constantly seeking improvements and to constantly following up on and rectifying errors in a structured manner.
A direct result of Vestas’ mission is indicated by the so-called Lost Production Factor, which is the share of the wind not harvested by the turbines. In the autumn of 2011, Vestas reduced its Lost Production Factor to just 2 per cent for the first time. In 2012, Vestas expects the Lost Production Factor to drop below 2 per cent.
A low Lost Production Factor is to the benefit of customer earnings and Vestas’ expenditure alike. Consequently, knowledge about the output and general condition of each turbine is the backbone of Vestas’ future growth. The continuing fall in the Lost Production Factor is the result of the interaction between optimum landscape positioning of turbines, improved design, thoroughly tested quality, optimised service and spare parts logistics and ever-more intensive monitoring of the turbines. Vestas currently monitors more than 20,000 turbines, or 35,450 MW, round the clock, and this opens up for effective maintenance planning, higher uptime and performance for the turbines.
Another indication of Vestas’ endeavours to achieve constant improvements is the ambition to attain a Six Sigma quality level throughout the value chain no later than by 2015.