Composites are structures highly engineered for maximum performance with minimal weight. The wind energy sector makes heavy use of composites in components like blades, nacelles, cones and spinners. With up to 65m in length and 100+ different specialty materials in a blade, wind turbine blades are large and highly complex aerodynamic structures.
Unlike most other wind turbine components, blades are exposed to the environment whilst rotating at high speeds. With wind turbines designed to last for 20 years, it is critical to adequately monitor the condition of blades and rapidly correct any issues in order to ensure a reliable and steady supply of electricity.
WindCom has been providing field repair services for wind turbine blades and other composite components to customers in the wind energy sector for over 10 years and has accumulated extensive field experience in the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia.