9th International Conference Advances in Rotor Blades for Wind Turbines

21.-23. April, 2020
|Hamburg 

Conference Day 2

8:00 am - 9:20 am Registration and welcome coffee

9:00 am - 9:15 am Chairperson's opening

Adrian Gill - Structural Engineer, Vestas
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Adrian Gill

Structural Engineer
Vestas

Panelists:
  Paul Leahy, Lecturer in Wind Energy Engineering, University College Cork
  SandriDi Noi, Manager Innovation & Strategic Research, Suzlon
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Sandro di Noi

Manager Innovation & Strategic Research
Suzlon Group

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Adrian Gill

Structural Engineer
Vestas

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Paul Leahy

Lecturer
University College Cork

Production insights and optimization opportunities

10:30 am - 11:00 am Variable glue applications for wid turbine blades

Matthias Lindermann - Research Engineer, Fraunhofer IWES
FraunhoferIWES is working permanently on the topic of automated or semi-automated systems suitable for blade manufacturing.
Flexible nozzle body that is more suitable for different profiles
Actuators will change a cross section of the outlet opening of the nozzle body by deformation
Advantages will be a quick and easy change of different profiles without waste of glue and no cleaning effort
Patent pending 
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Matthias Lindermann

Research Engineer
Fraunhofer IWES

10:00 am - 10:30 am Integral Blade Manufacturing – meeting large blade challenges

Jeppe Funk Kirkegaard - Head Of Blade Structural Design Department, Siemens Gamesa Renewables Energy
Challenges of very large OF blades
Using B94 as case
Design Challenges
Manufacturing Challenges
Integral Manufacturing Concept
Outlook
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Jeppe Funk Kirkegaard

Head Of Blade Structural Design Department
Siemens Gamesa Renewables Energy

11:00 am - 12:00 pm Refreshment break and networking

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Segmented rotor blades

Future challenges and how to prepare for them: recycling and life time extension

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Certification for design life time > 20 years

Martin Passow - Expert for Wind Turbines, Rotor Blade Certification, Tüv Nord
Current status and well experience based on 20 year design life time
Market requires higher design life time
What are options and risks to certify a blade for more than 20 years without extensive design changes
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Martin Passow

Expert for Wind Turbines, Rotor Blade Certification
Tüv Nord

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Networking luncheon

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Sustainable end-of-life solutions for decommissioned wind turbine blades

Paul Leahy - Lecturer, University College Cork
There is 600 GW of wind capacity deployed around the world. A large number of wind turbines will be decommissioned in the coming decades
This will lead to a large volume of composite material waste from end-of-life blades
Repurposing is an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable end-of-life option for composite material wind  turbine blades
Repurposing is preferable to materials recovery, waste-to-energy or landfilling within the circular economy paradigm, and may offer additional social benefits over these other options
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Paul Leahy

Lecturer
University College Cork

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Recycling of rotor blades - potential solutions to deal with the challenges from the past and lessons to learn for the design of future rotor blades

Dr. Roland Stoer - Managing Director, WINDnovation Engineering Solutions GmbH
More information will follow
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Dr. Roland Stoer

Managing Director
WINDnovation Engineering Solutions GmbH

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm Chairperson's closing

Adrian Gill - Structural Engineer, Vestas
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Adrian Gill

Structural Engineer
Vestas

FAST TRACK: TAKE PART OF THE CHALLENGE TO IMPROVE LEADING EDGE PROTECTION

3:45 pm - 6:15 pm Workshop A: The roadmap for a modular blade root connection.

Erik Vos - Material & Process Engineer Composites, We4Ce
Edo Kuipers - Manager Engineering, We4Ce-TRES4
In the workshop the following items to be dealt with:
What is modularity? What steps to follow in certification? Producing consistent quality. Sustainability: possibilities for recycling.
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Erik Vos

Material & Process Engineer Composites
We4Ce

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Edo Kuipers

Manager Engineering
We4Ce-TRES4