Summer 2017

Efficient turnkey blade repair solution

Rotos 360 has achieved record efficiency with a successful £3.5 million turnkey wind turbine blade repair contract.

Following the acquisition of the specialist wind turbine inspection and repair company, Rotos 360, James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS) has successfully completed a significant blade repair contract with one of the world's largest offshore wind turbine manufacturers.

As part of the three-month contract 27 complex repairs were carried out in under 90 days within a 70% weather window – on time and within budget with no lost time incidents and 100% HSEQ reports.

JFMS was able to provide the customer with a full turnkey solution which combined full inspection, repair and post-project analysis. As the first round of turbines are now coming out of their warranty period, it is anticipated that this contract will be extended to further wind farms and perhaps strategic partnerships created on large turnkey offshore blade repair projects.

Huge efficiencies were gained by using an innovative and efficient ultra violet blade curing technique called RENUVO UV in combination with the Rotos 360 suspended access platforms.

ROTOS 360 operations director, John Galliford explains:

"Our turnkey solution saw us coordinating the vessel, five platforms (four of which were in use at any one time while the fifth was being moved to the next turbine), day and night teams as well as full follow-up and analysis. This is the first time a complete repair job has been subcontracted in its entirety to one company."

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