Blade Inspection, Damage and repair forum 2015



  • Armando Costa, Business Unit Manager - Europe WindCom  
  • Francesco Grasso, Aerodynamics Lead Engineer, Vestas
  • Christian Bak, Senior Scientist, DTU  
  • Roman Sobottka, Head of Blade Services, Nordex
  • Andrew Kay, Renewable Technology Engineer, ORE Catapult
  • David Fletcher, Managing Director, GEV Offshore
  • Birgit Junker, Fleet Engineer, E.ON
  • Martin Leong, Team Lead, Blade Integrity, Blade Structural Design, Siemens Wind Power
  • Benn Faulkner, Director, Renewable Advice
  • Rui Meneses, O&M Area Manager, Iberwind 
  • Esa Peltola, Principal Scientist, VTT


This year we have formed the Blades Steering Committee and are working with some of the industries' leading minds to help shape the agenda and deliver the most cutting-edge and relevant content.

Christian Claus

Head of Renewable Energy, 3M

Christian, Head of 3M’s Renewable Energy Division, is leading 3M’s efforts in the wind and solar industries in Europe, Middle East and Africa and has over ten years experience in marketing and business development, especially in the field of adhesives, films and coatings. He has been involved in wind applications for more than eight years and has successfully captured the spark of new ideas and transformed them into dozens of ingenious products enabling more efficient and more reliable wind turbines. He holds a Masters degree from the University of Düsseldorf.

Andrew Bellamy

Head of Industrial Development, AREVA Wind

Andrew has a background of over 12 years establishing and managing industrial capacity for wind, especially major components such as rotorblades. Having graduated as a Naval Architect and tried his hand in the marine world for a while, a chance meeting with a rotorblade designer led him into the wind market and he hasn’t found a reason to leave yet! Andrew has lived and worked extensively overseas leading development and installation of new manufacturing capacity in North and South America, Asia and Europe to meet demands for emerging renewables markets. Andrew moved back to the UK from Germany in 2011 to join AREVA and develop the UK industrial operations and supply chain for offshore wind.

Eduardo García Pérez

Head of Central Maintenance Europe, EDP Renewables

Eduardo García Pérez  is an Industrial Engineer. He began his professional career in 1997, as designer of mechanical systems and structures for a 300 kW wind turbine. In 2005 he joined EDP Renewables, the world’s third largest wind energy company. There, Eduardo worked during for some years as Coordinator of Mechanical and Civil Area. Later he changed his activity to the Operations and Maintenance department as Head of Central Maintenance for Europe. His functions include managing the major correctives, repairs of major components, keeping the supply chain of spare parts operative as well as servicing and standardising the procedures for O&M in Europe. Eduardo is a frequent speaker at wind sector conferences.

Domenico Cannata

Director Blades Operations, Vestas   

Domenico is Director Blades Operation at Vestas MED, located in Madrid. He started to work  in the aeronautical industry after getting his Master’s on Aeronautics at La Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. He began his career in the wind industry in 1990 at Alenia, designing blades in composite materials for large wind turbines. In 1995 he moved to the factory to manage the Vestas Blades manufacturing in Toronto. In 1999 Domenico became Vice-President of a company producing small wind turbines, up to 20 kW, where he worked as R&D VP. In 2004 Domenico returned to Vestas and has been based in Madrid since 2007 under his current position. Domenico also taught at the University of Lecce in the subject of Composite Materials for Aerospace and Aeronautics. 

commercial opportunites

This event provides a fantastic opportunity to speak to a very focused group about the products and services you have to improve blade inspection and repair.

For more information about the sponsorship packages available, please contact Heather Smith on +44 (0)20 8267 4785 or hs or   Raihan Chowdhury on +44 (0)20 8267 4337 or email


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