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


Dirk Jan Kootstra

Managing Director

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


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


Dr Pierre Gerard

Expert Acrylics, Composites and Nanomaterials
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?


Alexander Krimmer

Team Leader Blade Material
EUROS Entwicklungsgesellschaft für Windkraftanlagen mbH, Germany


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,


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?


Stefan Löser

Head of Design & Analysis

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.


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


Nicolas Quiévy

Wind Onshore Technology Manager

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

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


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