CWind, a provider of services to the offshore wind industry, and Rotos 360, specialists in turbine O&M, are providing blade-repair and maritime logistics services working out of the port of Grimsby in the UK.
Rotos 360 is using the Gurit Renuvo UV cured blade repair method for which they 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.
“We are very happy to work once again with Rotos 360 on the successful delivery of this program of works,” said Lee Child, Operations Director at CWind. “Grimsby is proving an excellent port of operation, and together we are committed to deliver an efficient and cost-effective project to our clients. This summer campaign work is core to CWind’s business.”
One of the two CWind vessels used, CWind Alliance, had its wheelhouse moved to the rear to create space for the Rotos 360 blade-access platform. This was done using the vessel’s modular pod system and special sea-fastenings, engineered by CWind. The project is expected 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,” said 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.”