Blade Inspection, Damage and Repair 


Post-Forum Workshop: Thursday 12 October 2017 

Blade Manufacturing & Composites: Implementing Quality Assurance Processes 

Registration 08:30 

Start 09:00

End 15:30 

This full-day workshop will cover the intricacies of blade design and manufacturing. This year’s focus will be on quality assurance and how by implementing certain processes, we can ultimately and significantly extend a blade’s lifetime once operational.

  • Changing the utilities’ approach towards manufacturing through more effective quality assurance and control practices
  • Addressing insufficient quality issues due to cost of investment
  • How to implement a quality process for every manufacturing step
  • Identifying and dealing with defects
  • Blade erosion defects and how to improve design and manufacturing through:

a)   Pre-installation inspections

b)   Vibration level monitoring

  • Structural issues: how much do OEMs need to share with clients?
  • Automation and mechanisation of manufacturing processes
  • Material innovations: fibre, resin, core materials, adhesives and coatings
  • Geographic variations and environmental factors in performance requirements and solutions
  • Testing and certification


Inaki Armendariz Senosiain, Mechanical Engineer,  Siemens/Gamesa

Andrew Kay, Lead Engineer - BLEEP, ORE Catapult

Ajay Kapadia, Knowledge Transfer Manager Materials - Composites, Knowledge Transfer Network