CWind, a service provider to the offshore wind industry, and Rotos 360, specialists in turbine operations and maintenance (O&M) in onshore and offshore environments, say they are providing blade repair and maritime logistics services working out of the port of Grimsby, in the U.K.
Rotos 360 is using the Gurit Renuvo UV cured blade repair method for which it achieved DNV GL certification two years ago. This method allows a significant reduction in the amount of time needed for curing – thus speeding up the repair process.
According to CWind, one of the two vessels used – CWind Alliance – has had its wheelhouse moved to the rear to create space for the Rotos 360 Blade access platform, utilizing the vessel’s modular pod system and specialist sea fastenings engineered by CWind.
The companies expect the project to be completed within two months.
“We have established a very productive partnership with CWind, which is producing cost-effective and innovative blade repair solutions to the offshore wind industry,” says Rotos 360 Operations Director John Galliford. “The collaboration between Rotos 360 and CWind is shaping the future of blade maintenance in the offshore environment, providing major O&M customers a turnkey operation that works.”