Ogin: Redefining the Value of Software in Wind

Ogin’s SCADA-system is a great example of what can be achieved with an agile partnership
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Project Details

Ogin

2014

Industri Softwarekonsulenter User Experience

With a customer-driven innovation approach, Ogin and Mjølner have created an acclaimed SCADA system that helps maximize turbine uptime and streamline turbine service. Ogin’s system is a great example of what can be achieved by combining the right competencies in a process based on trust, accountability, and a willingness to challenge the status quo.

THE CHALLENGE

With a customer-driven innovation approach, Ogin and Mjølner have created an acclaimed SCADA system that helps maximize turbine uptime and streamline turbine service.

Ogin is an innovative American wind turbine manufacturer determined to transform the wind power industry through clever design and technology. The company was featured in the acclaimed magazine, Fast Company.

 

FROM SOFTWARE TO BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Initially, Ogin wanted a software partner in Mjølner. It quickly became evident that Ogin had the potential to obtain a very unique market position, which Mjølner could help them realize.

 

“Mjølner brought a customer-centric perspective to the table and we created room for them to challenge us on industry-wide assumptions. Mjølner’s involvement and the SCADA team’s achievements have proven to be very valuable for us in realizing our vision.”

– Lars Andersen, CEO, Ogin

 

Design displayed on multiple devices.

 

BEST IN THE BUSINESS

Ogin’s developers have many years of experience from within the wind industry and know how difficult it is to arrive from vast amounts of data to actually creating value by presenting this data in a way that empowers users, be it by preemptive maintenance, streamlining reporting, or wind utilization optimization.

Visiting customers across the Americas and combining expert knowledge within development, innovation, and design, the team redefined the understanding of customers and users and set a new standard. Not in their own words, but in Ogin’s customers’:

 

 “I can knowingly say that this system is state-of-the-art. It is the most beautiful, user-friendly, and comprehensive system in the industry.”

– Ogin Customer, Vice President

 

TRUST AND COLLABORATION ARE KEY TO INNOVATION

Ogin’s system is a great example of what can be achieved by combining the right competencies in a process based on trust, accountability, and a willingness to challenge the status quo. This made us able to not only solve the main challenge, but to redefine it all together. The project has even led to several changes in the turbine software –the turbine’s “firmware” and the very backbone of the operation of Ogin’s turbine.

 

SCADA-system design unfolded.

 

“Not often have we had the pleasure of working with a customer that gave us so much room, allowed us to learn, while keeping an open mind and letting everybody benefit from the partnership. The market’s recognition of the system we have created has been extremely inspiring to our continued collaboration and a huge pat on the back to the team.”

– Nikolaj Gandrup Borchorst, Senior UX Consultant, Mjølner Informatics

 

Ogin’s SCADA-system is a great example of what can be achieved in an agile partnership with a user-driven innovation approach. We were able to not only solve the challenge at hand, but the actual challenge overall.

The client

Ogin, Inc. (fka FloDesign Wind Turbine) is an innovative American wind turbine manufacturer determined to transform the wind power industry through clever design and technology. The innovative design represents a application of well-proven aerodynamic technology known as a mixer/ejector also used in military and commercial aircraft since the 1970.