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The Experts in Rotor Blade Servicing for Wind Farms

We keep the winds of change blowing throughout the Benelux and beyond with futureproof maintenance

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We’re a leading service provider for the wind energy sector. The range of services we offer our customers draws on extensive experience and technical expertise.

BayWa r.e. has been certified by DNV GL as a repairer of fibre composite components since 2000. This translates into seamlessly certified safety without compromise. Our independent reports are accepted by manufacturers, insurers and planning authorities alike.

We guarantee consistently high quality to our customers. Our quality management system has been certified to top international standards:

  • DIN EN ISO  9001:2015
  • DIN EN ISO 45001:2018
  • DIN EN ISO 50001:2018
  • Inspection

    Inspections for a trouble-free future

    Routine inspections for blade damage allow specific repairs to be agreed with manufacturers, insurers and operators. Our inspections examine the turbine’s:

    • Blade shells and inner blade body
    • Tip mechanism (where installed)
    • Blade flanges/joints to the hub and the aerodynamic elements
    • Lightning protection system

    When we’re done, we’ll take enough pictures to document any damage and provide a full technical assessment so repairs can begin fast.

  • Maintenance

    Maintenance for long-term value retention

    After inspection, you can determine whether standalone services or an ongoing maintenance contract would suit you best. Faults can usually be remedied on-site straight away, avoiding the additional cost of another site visit.

    Our services:

    • Routine maintenance as a standalone service
    • Complete maintenance and care contracts
    • Maintenance and care services tailored to individual customer requirements, including comprehensive documentation
    • Detailed comprehensive maintenance records
  • Surface care

    Preservation for long-term protection

    Dirt and damage resulting from high-stress conditions results in reduced performance for rotors. According to investigations by the German Wind Energy Institute (DEWI), output reductions of up to 1.5% are the regular result of blade contamination alone.

    We carry out surface cleaning and sealing as part of maintenance to negate this impact.

  • Repairs on site

    On-site repairs with minimal downtime

    We guarantee rapid repair of damaged rotor blades, developed for the specific blade type. Works are carried out according to DN VGL specifications, alongside applying an erosion protection system.

    On-site rotor blade repair services:

    • State-of-the-art access technology via rope, access platform and cherry picker
    • Cleaning and sealing of the rotor blade surface with special wax
    • Repair and maintenance of the mechanical systems of the blade tip brake
    • Repair of surface and structural damage resulting from operating conditions
    • Repair of lightning protection systems
    • Overhaul and reconstruction of rotor blade components after lightning strike
    • Application of signal coatings
    • Installation and repair of erosion protection systems
    • Installation of aerodynamic components and upgrades
  • Repairs at the factory

    Complex rotor blade repairs at our facility

    Complex rotor blade repairs or extensive reconstruction are often not possible on site. In this case, our BayWa r.e. Rotor Service GmbH facility has more than 50,000 m2 of available space in repair workshops.

    Blades are stored under stress-free and vibration-free conditions, essential for comprehensive repairs. Being able to carry out multiple repairs at once ensures faster results and minimal downtime.

    Our independent repair services cover:

    • Repair of all rotor blade types
    • High availability of repair materials and spare parts
    • All common repair methods used
    • Full reconstruction of destroyed rotor blade components
    • Completion of complex structural retrofitting measures
    • Large scale heat curing of repairs
    • Partial and complete paint application of the highest quality
    • Installation of comprehensive aerodynamic component systems
    • Re-establishing torque equilibrium
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