Offshore Wind Turbines - Broken Blade Bolts

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23 June 2022 19:00 - 20:30
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The Ørsted vision is a world that runs entirely on green energy. Ørsted develops, constructs, and operates offshore and onshore wind farms, solar farms, energy storage facilities, renewable hydrogen and green fuels facilities, and bioenergy plants. Moreover, Ørsted provides energy products to its customers. Ørsted is the only energy company in the world with a science-based net-zero emissions target as validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). Ørsted ranks as the world’s most sustainable energy company in Corporate Knights' 2022 index of the Global 100 most sustainable corporations in the world and is recognised on the CDP Climate Change A List as a global leader on climate action. Headquartered in Denmark, Ørsted employs ~7,000 people. Ørsted's shares are listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen (Orsted). In 2021, the group's revenue was DKK 77.7 billion (EUR 10.4 billion).

The offshore wind industry has seen an increase in broken blade bolts in recent years (the bolts connecting the blades to the turbine nacelle), forcing turbine stoppages and lengthy periods of down time, leading to significant financial losses for wind farm operators and owners. This presentation discusses the process used to identify root causes, an engineering insight into the root causes, and discusses the logistical/engineering challenges in rectifying the issue.

Our speaker:

Daniel Dumont CEng is a Chartered Engineer with 10 years’ experience across the world in the offshore energy industry. His current role is Technical Site Support Manager for the UK West Region, based in Barrow-in-Furness, where he leads a team of technical Engineering experts and ex-offshore wind turbine technicians to analyse turbine faults and failures and develop/implement effective solutions to increase long term reliability for the sites in the area.

Speaker(s)

Daniel Dumont CEng is a Chartered Engineer with 10 years’ experience across the world in the offshore energy industry. His current role is Technical Site Support Manager with Ørsted for the UK West Region, based in Barrow-in-Furness.

Address

Lakes College West Cumbria
Hallwood Road
Lillyhall Business Park
Workington
Cumbria
CA14 4JN
United Kingdom

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