Global wind turbine blade service
Wind turbine blades are exposed to heat, sand, rain, snow and hail and often the extreme weather conditions erode the surface. Wear and tear negatively affects aerodynamics, and increases turbulence in the blades, resulting in reduced overall turbine output.
Periodic service and maintenance sustains and even improves performance over a blade’s lifetime. Furthermore, regular inspections and maintenance of blades help prevent minor defects from developing into structural cracks. And early analysis and repair of visible cracks are crucial in avoiding larger repairs in the future.
Experience and know-how
With more than 35 years of experience in blade services, LM Wind Power offers broad expertise and detailed knowledge of all aspects of the blade. This comprehensive track record provides the foundation for continuous improvement, both in terms of technical solutions and developing the skills of our staff. Wind turbine blades are designed to operate for 20 years, withstanding all types of weather. Regular inspections and maintenance are crucial to securing this long term investment.
With a global network of nine operations and maintenance support facilities, combined with efficient onsite repair solutions, we deliver high-quality solutions to wind farm owners across the world. We are also prepared to handle difficult and complex repairs, in a number of regional workshops.
Never far away!
Often wind farms are located in remote areas with difficult terrain. We need to be near them, providing expert help while maintaining the highest HSE standards.
With regional service center across four continents, wind farm operators can rest assured their blade will function with maximum efficiency and minimum down-time. We extensively train our service engineers and technicians, rooted in 30 years of know-how.
HSE at the forefront
All activities in LM Wind Power are carried out in accordance with our Global Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) policy, and our service organization is no exception. Our philosophy: Think, act, keep safe and arrive home safely.
Trained to protect your blades
Innovation is our toolkit. Our people come with the expertise to operate special tools and equipment, minimizing your turbine's downtime.
Working several meters above the ground to service and repair blades requires a trained crew. Our highly-skilled and capable technicians are able to carry out the most intricate procedures expertly and safely.
All LM Wind Power service technicians receive extensive, customized training and courses to continuously refresh their knowledge and further improve their skills. In addition to training in new products and repair methods, our customized training programs include safe pass training, working at heights and rescuing, a first aid and medical test, working in confined spaces and fire extinguishing. The globally-coordinated training ensures our service technicians receive the same high level of skills no matter where in the world they are trained and stationed.
A pioneering platform
Efficient and convenient.
Our platforms are suspended on the turbine tower and ‘crawl’ up the blades on wires. This tool is a vital cog in our maintenance procedures, which we customized to our needs and tasks. Working from platforms is a flexible, versatile and efficient alternative for solving tasks that would otherwise require an expensive lift crane in remote areas.
We know the ropes
"I climb on turbines practically every day. It is very demanding but also fun! Thorough preparation and daily training are crucial when you need to perform your work while hanging from a rope." - Celso Perez Gomez
A job at the top
Flexible and cost-effective
Our specially-trained rope teams perform a number of simpler tasks and inspections quickly and safely.
Each rope team consists of three specially trained service technicians, who can be deployed on all turbine tower types. The rope teams primarily handle surface inspections and smaller repair tasks, such as those involving vortex generators, lightning receptors, minor holes and imperfections.
The best possible protection during blade transport.
Be certain that blades are handled correctly from the moment they leave our factories, to when they are mounted on the turbines.
Features & add-ons
Standard and add-on features, tailored to your specific needs.
Our innovative designs have defined generations of wind turbine blades, and we continue to inspire and define the industry with cutting-edge technology and products.