Maintenance of Wind Power Plants

2019-03-26 - 2019-03-27
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Hillmannplatz 20, 28195 Bremen
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300.00 € - 890.00 €
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The focal topics of this VGB conference will deal with the reduction of installation and operating costs of wind power plants as well as with the enhancement of operational safety and reliability. The consistent further development of system technology, in particular the optimisation of maintenance strategies will play a decisive role in the future in order to increase technical availability and thus economic efficiency of the appropriate systems.

Different concepts will be presented to optimise blade maintenance and to reduce repair costs. In addition, measurement methods to analyse the relative rotor blade angle will be explained to increase the annual energy production. Several presentations will focus on operational optimisation measures of wind power plants and wind farms. Finally, fire protection measures will be discussed.

The conference will mainly highlight the following topics:

  • Maintenance of Rotor Blades
  • Blade Angle Measurements
  • Wind Farm Optimisation
  • Fire Protection

The programme will leave enough time for extensive discussions and answering your questions.

The conference addresses operators of wind power plants and all persons and institutions that are directly or indirectly involved in the installation or operation of wind power plants.

We would be very pleased to welcome you in Bremen in order to optimise the operation of wind power plants together with you.

  • Programme
    (Subject to revision)
    Last update: 31 January 2019
    Tuesday, 26 March 2019
    10:30 Welcome
    Matthias Brandt, Deutsche Windtechnik AG
    11:00 Activities of VGB PowerTech in the field of wind energy
    Ulrich Langnickel, VGB PowerTech e.V.
    11:20 Power plants of the future - Opportunities & challenges of renewable hybrid farms
    Paulina Asbeck, Vattenfall Europe Innovation GmbH
    12:00 Lunch break
      Maintenance of Rotor Blades – Part I
    13:00 Ground-based blade inspection and AI damage analyses
    Thorsten Zander, futureblades GmbH
    13:20 Rotor blade inspection via autonomous drones
    Ulrich Moor, Sulzer & Schmid Laboratories AG
    13:40 Blade Intelligence - modular rotor monitoring from ice detection to lightning monitoring
    Nils Lesmann, PHOENIX CONTACT Electronics GmbH
    14:00 Panel discussion
    14:30 Coffee break
      Maintenance of Rotor Blades – Part II
    15:00 Measurements of the relative rotor blade angle
    Gerhard Hess, STEAG Technischer Service GmbH
    15:20 3D-Rotor blade testing
    Daniel Hagedorn, POLYGONVATRO GmbH
    15:40 Rotor blade pitch angle optimization: A trade-off between lifetime and performance?
    Thomas Burchhart, VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
    16:00 Rotor blade service - Concepts, trends and challenge
    Matthias Brandt, Deutsche Windtechnik AG
    16:20 Panel discussion
    17:00 End of lecture programme
    19:00 Evening event
    Wednesday, 27 March 2019
      Wind farm optimization – Part I
    09:00 Integrated services – Optimization of wind farms by transition free centralization of relevant activities
    Jörg Fuchs, Deutsche Windtechnik X-Service GmbH
    09:20 Improving Performance by utilizing digital O&M
    Hüseyin Karaca, Uniper Technologies GmbH
    09:40 Panel discussion
    10:00 Coffee break
      Wind farm optimization – Part II
    10:30 Under-performance analysis and blade inspections for fault detection - A case study
    Diego Coronado, CNG Europe Energy
    10:50 Novel impact measurements at the blade tips
    Thomas Schlegl, eologix sensor technology GmbH
    11:10 Eskom's experiences and observed defects with the 100 MW Sere Wind Farm
    Saneshan Govender, Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd.
    11:30 Panel discussion
    12:00 Lunch break
      Fire Protection
    13:00 VGB-Standard “Fire protection in onshore wind power plants”
    Sebastian Zimmerling, VGB PowerTech e.V.
    13:10 Nacelle transformer room fires - Detection, causes and mitigation
    Paul Tekorius, Teknical associates Inc.
    13:40 Fire protection with fine spray technology
    Michael Zölck, protecfire GmbH
    14:00 Applied fire protection in wind turbines
    Axel Wörner, Minimax Fire Solutions International GmbH
    14:20 Panel discussion
    15:00 End of conference
  • Venue

    SWISSÔTEL Bremen
    Hillmannplatz 20

    28195 Bremen /Germany

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