A wind turbine-blade maintenance supplier recently installed a CE-compliant 360° blade access platform (BAP) at the Longhill Wind Farm located in March, UK for blade and tower composite specialists, Renewable Advise Ltd.
“The simple, stable, and modular design of the BAP made it easier to store and carry the tools required for blade repair work,” says Benn Faulkner, Director of Renewable Advise. “Our crew was able to work at height safely and efficiently for several hours at a time without descending to ground level.”
This modular platform is a universal turbine-access solution that eliminates complex powered controls and expensive mobilization, says the company. Its solid connection to the tower and ability to easily reposition itself provides a stable working deck without counterweights and it improves workers’ confidence and productivity. Its small footprint makes it easy to transport using standard work trucks.
“Wind farm owners and service providers face access challenges worldwide. Mobilizing equipment easily on a remote site was one problem Renewable Advise had to resolve,” says Ruben Bake, Vice President of Power Climber Wind. “The modular design makes it possible to fit the BAP on the back of a trailer without having to worry about an excessive bearing load on the road. The design of the 360° BAP solves the common problems of blade and tower access, providing a proven, practical, safe, and cost-effective solution for critical wind-access work.”
Power Climber Wind