Blade Operations And Maintenance Forum

Building on more than 30 years of experience and independent market research Windpower Monthly is proud to bring back the Blade O&M Forum, our flagship event in North America attended by 70+ key blade specialists all under one roof!


Do you want to know about the latest inspection strategies? 

Are you keen to learn how to eliminate downtime and increase blade reliability?

Would you like to unlock the secret behind prolonging a blade’s lifetime and learn from the best in the field?

Are you longing to know how to set up a diverse blade maintenance program to meet the individual characteristics of your project’s fleet and site?

Then look no further.

what's in store for 2016?

  • A new and exciting location!
  • A networking dinner at the end of Day 1 to continue building contacts in a more relaxed environment 
  • New case studies from key stakeholders
  • High frequency talks where you will have a chance to submit your comments and questions anonymously and in written form
  • A half-day workshop focusing on icing technology and blade performance optimisation in cold climates

who attends?

This Forum attracts a diverse range of blade enthusiasts from all over the world, making it a fantastic opportunity to network with your industry peers, share experiences and build long-lasting business connections!

Last year's Forum played host to:

a snapshot of The speaker line-up

Scott Abramson

Director Of Operational Excellence

Duke Energy

Walter Hornaday

President

Cielo Wind

Santhosh Krishna Chandrabalan

Global Business Manager - Wind Energy

3M

Shawn Lifrage

Director of Services Sales and Marketing

Gamesa

Jay Steffensmeier

Regional Director 

Suzlon

Daniel Molyneux

Manager, Blades

Vestas

Jian Lahir

Senior, Reliability Engineer

EDPR

Guillermo Lozano

Fleet Engineer

E.ON

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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? 

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."