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  • 14 July 2015

    The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult is asking offshore wind industry leaders to join a £1 million project aimed at tackling turbine blade leading edge erosion, one of the key operations and maintenance challenges facing the offshore wind sector. The innovation and research body is inviting expressions of interest from industry to be involved in […]

  • 5 March 2019

    DNV GL has launched a joint industry project with ten commercial partners to develop a comprehensive methodology for blade rain erosion analysis (COBRA). DNV GL has partnered with Vestas, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, LM Wind Power, Ørsted, Mankeweicz, Akzonobel, Aerox-CEU, Polytech, Hempel and PPG, to take up the challenge of analysing the effect that rain […]

  • 23 January 2019
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D

    Aerospace technology could help develop a new protection system for offshore wind turbine blades that could eliminate the need for intervention related to rain erosion, a new research suggests. Conducted by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, Doncasters Bramah and Performance Engineered Solutions (PES), the Leading Edge for Turbines (LEFT) project suggests that the by stopping the […]

  • 15 August 2016

    An uplift in annual energy production (AEP) of between 1.5 and 2% is possible following the repair of moderate blade erosion, according to the first measurement campaign undertaken on an offshore wind farm under Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s blade leading edge programme (BLEEP). The measurement campaign, carried out on behalf of ORE Catapult by the Measurement Services Department […]

  • 6 September 2019
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D

    Six global energy companies have launched a joint initiative to tackle wind turbine blade erosion by sharing data on how various protection systems perform in different operating environments. EDF Energy, a project lead on the initiative, Duke Energy Renewables, ENGIE, E.ON, innogy, and Kruger Energy have signed a partnership agreement that will see them share […]

  • 26 May 2016

    Danish researchers have developed a new coating system which increases the performance of offshore wind turbine blades. Currently, new technologies are being tested under the European project Windtrust to overcome blade erosion caused by heavy rain in harsh offshore environment.  LM Wind Power developed a new polyurethane coating protection system, and said the system significantly increases the reliability of blade […]

  • 8 November 2017
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    Ten European partners have teamed up to develop novel offshore wind turbine blade technologies in an effort to lower the levelised cost of energy (LCOE).

  • 28 January 2019 brings you the top five most read articles in the fourth week of January 2019. Ørsted Freezes Ongoing Supply Chain Contracts in Taiwan Ørsted has suspended the execution of contracts with Taiwan Cogeneration Corporation, China Steel Corporation (CSC) and Century Iron and Steel Industrial (CISI) for the developer’s offshore wind projects in Taiwan, Taiwanese […]

  • 25 August 2017
    R&D, Technology

    The offshore wind turbines that DONG Energy has challenged the industry to deliver by 2024 could hit the market in the next 5 years, according to Tony Quinn, Operations/ Testing & Validation Director at Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, for which Quinn said is ideally positioned to test the next generation machines since it has the world’s biggest nacelle testing equipment.

  • 12 June 2019
    Operations & Maintenance

    The global offshore wind operation and maintenance (O&M) market is expected to grow by 17% annually to EUR 11 billion by 2028, according to new research from Wood Mackenzie Power and Renewables. Europe is the largest contributor with EUR 6.7 billion in value, while the Asia Pacific region is keeping up the pace in O&M […]

  • 3 April 2017
    R&D, Technology

    The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult is installing a new test rig, designed to simulate the erosion caused by the impact of water droplets on a wind turbine blade during operation, at its National Renewable Energy Centre in Blyth.

  • 6 January 2014
    R&D, Technology

    Fraunhofer IWES, in collaboration with industrial and research partners, is building a test stand which is to help in developing weatherproof coatings for rotor blade surfaces. Rotor blades are exposed to severe environmental conditions: rain, hail, sand, salty sea water and dirt all gather on the surfaces and lead, especially on blade leading edges, to […]

  • 14 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, R&D

    The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has brought together eight of the industry’s major owner/operators to improve performance in operating and maintaining offshore wind farms. It is a move aimed at driving the industry a considerable way towards the goal of £100/MWh for energy generated from offshore wind. Owner/operators Eon, SSE, EDF Energy Renewables, Scottish […]

  • 18 December 2014
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D

    A major new collaborative project has been launched between ORE Catapult, wind farm owner/operators, wind turbine manufacturers, and academics at world-leading research institutes.  The Blade Leading Edge Erosion Programme (BLEEP) will coordinate industry wide initiatives to reduce the adverse impact of blade leading edge erosion on the operational performance of offshore wind turbines. The programme […]

  • 14 June 2016

    BASF’s newly launched RELEST® Wind LEP S, a new coating solution for rotor blades, has passed an external 50-hour rain erosion test. The stress loads to which rotor blades are exposed during the operation are enormous: at top speeds of up to 300 kilometers per hour at the blade tips, gigantic forces act upon the […]

  • 2 October 2014
    Operations & Maintenance

    In cooperation with the paint manufacturer, Colorvision, Hamburg, Deutsche Windtechnik has developed a special coating for rotor blades on wind turbines which meets the extreme requirements of erosion protection needed for rotor blades. The abrasion resistance of the Leading Edge Protector (LEP) required has been tested and confirmed at the test laboratory of the Institute […]

  • 17 April 2014
    Operations & Maintenance, Technology

    Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has developed a pioneering system for the prevention of ice formation on wind turbine blades. This solution, called Bladeshield, consists of an anti-icing ‘paint’ which not only prevents the formation of ice but also boosts the paint’s resistance to erosion, instead of reducing it as other solutions […]

  • 22 January 2019
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    Artificial intelligence and 3D printing can help in solving the problem of erosion on wind turbine blades, according to a project conducted by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. The antiAGE project saw VTT develop an optimized solution to the material problem through a design process using virtual testing and machine learning in less than a […]

  • 5 June 2012

    The world’s biggest chemical company in the world, headquartered in Ludwigshafen, BASF, has launched two new coating material technologies for the wind energy industry: RELEST Wind Leading Edge and RELEST Wind RepKit. The new coating system RELEST® Wind Leading Edge improves the economic efficiency of wind turbines. It provides excellent protection of the front and […]

  • 18 October 2013

    BASF, the world’s leading chemical company, will showcase its latest innovations for efficient, durable wind turbines at the 5th China Wind Power Exhibition. Leveraging its unique portfolio of high performance products for tower, base, nacelle and blades, BASF will display contemporary product applications. It will also feature solutions for future product developments, in tandem with […]

  • 19 July 2013

      Energy generated from wind is now an integral part of the power supply for all major economies and it is composites that form the rotor and capture the wind. The blades have grown in length to over 70 metres as the market matures and moves offshore. All aspects of this vital windmill component are […]

  • 25 September 2018
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    Alpha Offshore Service has completed more than 4,000 offshore wind turbine blade inspections so far in 2018, a 56% increase compared to 2017, previously said to be the company’s most productive period.

  • 27 November 2013

    Atlas Material Testing Technology, a company specialized in weathering technology and services, will present state-of-the-art solutions for weathering testing of rotor blade coatings at the upcoming Wind Turbine Blade Manufacture Conference, December 3 – 5, 2013, in Duesseldorf, Germany, booth 25. Wind turbines are installed in some of the harshest climates on earth, ranging from […]

  • 13 July 2018
    Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    M.C. Construction (Cleveland) has completed the fabrication and mobilisation of steelwork for MPI Adventure ahead of the vessel’s upcoming works on the removal, upgrade and re-installation of turbine blades at the London Array offshore wind farm.

  • 18 March 2014

    At this year’s EWEA annual conference, Deutsche WindGuard & BIMAQ (Bremen Institute for Metrology, Automation and Quality Science) were awarded a prize for their poster on thermographic rotor blade measurement. Deutsche WindGuard already used the procedure in a number of onsite measurements for customers. The measurement process was refined in cooperation with BIMAQ. By using […]

  • 20 December 2011
    Wind Farm Update

    The first load of totally 70,000 tonnes of armour stones for scour protection has arrived at the Walney construction site. The stones are supplied from the Stainton Quarry and will be used to armour the turbine foundations for scour protection. The stones will be placed in a radius of 15 metres around the turbine foundation […]