Blade Operations And Maintenance Forum

the speakers

We will be releasing the full speaker line-up soon! If you would like to get involved as a speaker please contact Irene Cerquaglia at irene.cerquaglia@haymarket.com .   

last year's speakers included:

Jeffrey Wehner

VP, Renewables Operations

Duke Energy

Judah Moseson

VP - O&M And International Services

Cielo Wind

Santhosh Krishna Chandrabalan

Global Business Manager

3M

Philippe Delleville

VP Services

Gamesa

Odin Creel

Senior Site And Wind Engineer

Suzlon

Benjamin Rice

Operations Engineering Manager

Pattern Energy

Matthew Turnbull

Renewable Parts Product Line Leader

GE

Jian Lahir

Senior Turbine Reliability Engineer - Blades

EDPR

Birgit Junker

Fleet Manager - Blade Specialist

E.ON

Gary Kanaby

Commercial Manager

WindCom

Kim Lindhardt

Sales Director

PP Techniq ApS

David Miller

Associate Professor - Mechanical And Industrial Engineering,

Montana State University

Carsten Hein Westergaard

Senior Advisor, Wind And Water Technologies

Sandia National Laboratories

John T Lindberg

Program Manager - NDE Innovation

Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

Jon Salmon

Senior Manager Technical Services 

EDF

John Boswell

EHS Manager - North America

WindCom

Russ Metzler

Director

Asymmetric Technologies LLC

Matthew Sigala

Technical Specialist 

EDF

Konstantin Behnisch

Operations Manager - Blade Repair

WKA Blade Service (GES)

Ken Lee

Business Development Manager - Technical Products And Services

Wetzel Engineering

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Choosing the right blade maintenance regime

Managing large fleets of wind turbines across North America, Jon Salmon of EDF Renewable Services - who spoke at last year's Blade Operations and Maintenance Forum - has some advice on how to set up a diverse blade maintenance programme. Much will depend on individual characteristics of a project’s fleet and site, so working these out is key.

What do attendees say? 

Sales Engineer Blade Services

"I was impressed at the fact that I really learned a lot and I've been doing this for 7 years and I work on blades and only blades. This is a welcome relief, with clear benefits for the industry, in terms of what I deal with on a daily basis."

Senior Vice President

“It was a great get together of both technical and operational experts, a good blend of hands-on engineering and real world folks out there. For this event in particular, there was great open dialogue on the trends in repair, maintenance and inspection of blades.”

Eastern Regional Manager

"I’ve been actually encouraging our asset managers and people who don’t understand the wind business to go to your conferences because in 15 years that’s the most I’ve learned about blades, in 15 years of the wind industry."