At great heights: Optimising wind turbines

Wind Turbines in open field

Understanding the scope of wind turbine blade damage is the first step to preventing it.

In order to get the maximum operational and financial benefit from larger turbines, and those in new markets, it is essential that turbine blades are serviced regularly and to a high standard.

This article first appeared in ESI-Africa Edition 1, 2019

Recent global growth of wind projects has increased the need for maintenance and repair work on turbine blades.1 As the market expands, so too does the demand for greater blade spans. Companies are heading this call by developing ever larger turbine technologies. The market must also keep watch over aging turbine blades, which need to be looked after to ensure they maintain performance and continue to provide the best return on investment. Equally, a well repaired turbine blade can be as good as a new one, if the repair remedies the damage and defects that have been hampering blade performance.

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Source: ESI Africa

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