Maersk to Train New Generation of Rotorblade Technicians

Maersk Training has launched a new training course for rotorblade technicians, developed in cooperation with 8.2 Aarufield.

Stuart Cameron, Managing Director of Maersk Training in Newcastle said: “As a former member of Renewable UK’s RTN training review panel, Maersk Training was heavily involved in development of the RTN Blade Repair and Inspection (BRAI) course. We saw the opportunity to lead the market in taking the next steps to help prepare a new generation of competent rotorblade technicians. We took the decision to develop our own in-house programme and contacted 8.2 Aarufield to ask if they would work with us to provide technical insights.”

The first of its type to be offered in the UK, the Competent Rotorblade Technician course is intended to help greatly increase the number of skilled technicians around the world who can competently inspect, assess and repair wind turbine rotorblade damage which in turn supports the ongoing drive to achieve wind energy cost reductions through energy yield improvements, Maersk Training said.

Aarufield Director, Andrew Bellamy, said: “The Maersk Training Competent Rotorblade Technician course is configured to give knowledge in multiple blade types, multiple technologies and materials to give the graduates the opportunity to move into the sector in multiple roles and disciplines across a number of potential employers. The course includes processing and repair with both styrene-based and Epoxy resin systems, and incorporates processing methods including wet lamination and resin infusion.”

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