Conference Day 2 | 7 April 2017

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Registration and welcome coffee

9:20 AM - 9:50 AM Chairman’s opening

Manufacturing concepts – how to increase quality and reduce time for production

9:00 AM - NaN:NaN AM How to produce larger blades against lower costs and better quality

Dirk Jan Kootstra, Managing Director, Pontis

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Dirk Jan Kootstra

Managing Director
Pontis

9:30 AM - NaN:NaN AM Mould design and curing procedures for rotor blade production to reduce cycle times

Klaus Peter Jaquemotte, Technology Centre Leader, Carbon Rotec GmbH & Co. KG

Klaus Peter Jaquemotte

Technology Centre Leader
Carbon Rotec GmbH & Co. KG

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Reduce blade production time through innovative lightning protection system

TJ Gaines, Global Product Manager, Lightning Protection, ERICO Electrical and Fastening Solutions
  • Increased plant capacity through reduced lightning protection installation time
  • Improved lightning protection with fully insulated system
  • Reduction in installation errors associated with mechanical connections
  • Lightning event monitoring system

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TJ Gaines

Global Product Manager, Lightning Protection
ERICO Electrical and Fastening Solutions

10:30 AM - NaN:NaN AM Refreshment break and networking

Advances in materials to improve reliability and cost function

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Vacuum infused thermoplastic tomposites for wind turbine rotor blades

Dr Pierre Gerard, Expert Acrylics, Composites and Nanomaterials, Arkema
  • Development of a vacuum infusion process where the in-situ polymerization of a new acrylic liquid thermoplastic resin takes place in the mold
  • Improvement of fatigue properties through a better fiber to matrix bond by reactive nature of the resin
  • Mechanical properties and advantages in automation, cycle time reduction, assembly by welding, repair and recyclability

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Dr Pierre Gerard

Expert Acrylics, Composites and Nanomaterials
Arkema
Rotor blades Q&A I: Designers meeting material providers
Do we need any interaction between material manufacturers and rotor blade developers?
Is there a design for manufacturing?
How can we ensure that material properties during manufacturing are part of early design considerations?
How to close gaps?

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Alexander Krimmer

Team Leader Blade Material
EUROS Entwicklungsgesellschaft für Windkraftanlagen mbH, Germany

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Alexander Krimmer

Team Leader Blade Material
EUROS Entwicklungsgesellschaft für Windkraftanlagen mbH, Germany

12:30 PM - NaN:NaN AM Hybrid laminates and nanoparticle reinforced materials for improved rotor blade structures

Eelco Jansen, Head of the Section “Composites”, Institute of Structural Analysis,

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Eelco Jansen

Head of the Section “Composites”, Institute of Structural Analysis

1:00 PM - NaN:NaN AM Networking lunch

Operator’s view and requirements throughout the blade’s lifetime

2:15 PM - 2:15 PM Operator’s view and requirements throughout the blade’s lifetime

Stefan Löser, Head of Design & Analysis, EUROS GmbH Heiner Strauß, Senior Project Manager Nordsee Ost, RWE Innogy GmbH
Rotor Bade Q&A II: Wind farm owners meeting turbine manufactures and service specialists
How can we ensure a feedback loop between all parties, to increase reliability and help to cut down cost?

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Stefan Löser

Head of Design & Analysis
EUROS GmbH
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Heiner Strauß

Senior Project Manager Nordsee Ost
RWE Innogy GmbH

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM LEP technology development at Vestas

Francesco Grasso, Aerodynamics lead engineer, Vestas Technology UK Ltd.

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Francesco Grasso

Aerodynamics lead engineer
Vestas Technology UK Ltd.

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Experience from the field – main aspects for improved blade lifetime

Nicolas Quiévy, Wind Onshore Technology Manager, Engie

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Nicolas Quiévy

Wind Onshore Technology Manager
Engie

4:00 PM - 4:00 PM Avoiding risk factors during transport and installation

Moritz Zimmermann, Director, EMEA Project Transport, Vestas Zentrale Europa GmbH

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Moritz Zimmermann

Director, EMEA Project Transport
Vestas Zentrale Europa GmbH

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Closing remarks of the chairman

4:40 PM - 4:40 PM End of conference