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, Manager Innovation & Strategic Research at Suzlon Group

Sandro di Noi

Manager Innovation & Strategic Research
Suzlon Group

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

Sandro di Noi, Manager Innovation & Strategic Research at Suzlon Group

Sandro di Noi

Manager Innovation & Strategic Research
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