Wind turbine owner's roundtable:
Managing manufacturing defects on blades
25 OCT - Session 2
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This is getting very exiting especially when the blade specialist from one > 5 GW owner claims that its most often possible to repair wrinkles and the blade specialist from yet another > 5 GW owner claims that they most often scrap their blades when finding wrinkles. Speaking to several other owners they are informed by their OEM that wrinkles has been found but its nothing to worry about. Things needs to be straighten out.

Agenda suggested for discussions:

  • Which experience do we have from wrinkles around the table?
  • Which standpoints does the OEMs and insurance company have on this issue?
  • What should you look for when doing FAT on new blades
  • Do we spend any efforts on finding wrinkles in operation today?
  • Which demands do put on the blade manufacturer considering wrinkles?
  • Management of known Blade issues?

Case Studies presented and discussed by:

  • Kris Gevens, Wind asset manager at  EDF Luminus - Belgium
  • Kieran Tubridy, Asset manager at NTR PLC - Ireland
  • Brian Mullen, Operations Manager at Energia Generation - Ireland
  • Oliver Constanso, Head of Technical Performance Management, Innogy - Spain
  • Alexander Hentschel, Manager Operations Wind Offshore at EnBW AG - Germany
  • Jacek Aronowski, Deputy Director Operations Department at PGE ENERGIA ODNAWIALNA S.A. - Poland

Your top challenge – directly included
You and your most relevant challenges will be directly included in this roundtable discussion. Prior to the event you will share your top challenge and your input for other’s top challenges – within the topic of this roundtable. When you arrive you will find a booklet with your top challenge at the top of one page and with suggested approaches from your peers around this roundtable underneath. There will be one such page for each participant and this will be the foundation for you discussions.