08 - 11 April, 2019
Dorint City Hotel Bremen, Bremen, Germany

Conference Day 2

COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS TO CHALLENGE BLADES PROTECTION & REPAIR

8:30 am - 8:50 am Registration and welcome coffee

8:50 am - 9:00 am Chairperson's opening

Sandro di Noi, R&D Manager at Suzlon Group

Sandro di Noi

R&D Manager
Suzlon Group

9:00 am - 9:20 am Fast track as cross-industry knowledge accelerator

Kasper Bondo Hansen, Head of Department at Siemens Gamesa

Kasper Bondo Hansen

Head of Department
Siemens Gamesa

9:20 am - 9:45 am New approaches to predicting rain erosion resistance of wind turbine blades

Nicolai Frost-Jensen Johansen, Research Associate at DTU Mechanical Engineering

Nicolai Frost-Jensen Johansen

Research Associate
DTU Mechanical Engineering

9:45 am - 10:15 am BLARE – a joint industry project to improve blade repair quality

Bernhard Krüger, Head of Section Blades at DNV GL - Renewables Certification, Energy

Bernhard Krüger

Head of Section Blades
DNV GL - Renewables Certification, Energy

10:15 am - 10:45 am Refreshment break and networking

STRATEGIES TOWARDS ROTOR BLADE LIFETIME EXTENSION

10:45 am - 11:15 am A view on different core material solutions

Arnold Timmer, Managing Director,  Co-owner at We4Ce B.V

Arnold Timmer

Managing Director, Co-owner
We4Ce B.V

11:15 am - 11:45 am OEM studies toward leading edge protection

Benjamin Green

Blade Specialist
Vestas

11:45 am - 12:15 pm Connecting coating properties to rain erosion performance

Dr. Kirsten Dyer, Senior Research Engineer, Materials at ORE Catapult

Dr. Kirsten Dyer

Senior Research Engineer, Materials
ORE Catapult

12:15 pm - 12:45 pm Experience on re-blading for lifetime extension

Carlo Durante, Founding Partner at ETA Blades

Carlo Durante

Founding Partner
ETA Blades

12:45 pm - 2:15 pm Networking luncheon

ELEVATE SUPPLY CHAIN COOPERATION TO SPEED UP TIME TO MARKET

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm Faster time to market by deep partnership between manufacturing and engineering

Johannes G. Leib, Global Technical Program Manager at TPI Composites

Johannes G. Leib

Global Technical Program Manager
TPI Composites

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm Challenges for rotor blades in Mediterranean region

George Pechlivanoglou, Chief Technical Director at EUNICE

George Pechlivanoglou

Chief Technical Director
EUNICE

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Operators and manufacturers: How to increase the cooperation and speed up time to market without loosing on quality

How can we assure better cooperation between all parties?
What are the challenges remaining and to be tackled?
George Pechlivanoglou, Chief Technical Director at EUNICE

George Pechlivanoglou

Chief Technical Director
EUNICE

Johannes G. Leib, Global Technical Program Manager at TPI Composites

Johannes G. Leib

Global Technical Program Manager
TPI Composites

3:45 pm - 3:55 pm Chairperson's closing

Sandro di Noi, R&D Manager at Suzlon Group

Sandro di Noi

R&D Manager
Suzlon Group

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

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm Workshop D - FAST TRACK: TAKE PART OF THE CHALLENGE TO IMPROVE LEADING EDGE PROTECTION

In order to increase energy production the current motto is: “bigger is better”. As the tower height keeps increasing, so is the blade length. However, longer blades design, production, and maintenance
remain the bottleneck toward wind industry competitiveness.
What are the challenges remaining for XXL blades and the current solutions? How to minimize time to market? How to improve the reliability of the structure and minimize any technical risks
Kasper Bondo Hansen, Head of Department at Siemens Gamesa

Kasper Bondo Hansen

Head of Department
Siemens Gamesa

Nicolai Frost-Jensen Johansen, Research Associate at DTU Mechanical Engineering

Nicolai Frost-Jensen Johansen

Research Associate
DTU Mechanical Engineering