Bladefence, a specialist for wind turbine blade inspections, maintenance and repairs, receives Germanischer Lloyd certification for wind turbine blade repairs as a first company in the Nordic countries.
The certificate is focused on wind turbine blade repairs and requires a high level of quality for personnel, work methods, materials and documentation, as well as compliance for the GL certificate guidelines.
Bladefence utilizes advanced skylift equipment and UV-curing blade repair method in its operations. In combination these enable operations in harsh Nordic weather conditions, cutting-edge efficiency and minimize turbine downtime.
Managing Director Ville Karkkolainen expects that the certifications will become an industry standard in the coming years.
“During recent years it has become obvious that also wind turbine blades require regular, high quality maintenance. The certifications will enable customers to more accurately and transparently evaluate different players in the market. This is not only good for the customers, but good for the industry as a whole.” says Karkkolainen.
Bladefence has grown rapidly in the Nordic countries since the company was established in 2010. The company aims to be the leading provider of wind turbine blade inspections, blade maintenance and repair services in the Northern Europe.
GL Certificate (PDF)