Utilising a variety of access techniques for inspection, GEV is able to provide a fast and effective service to complete the detailed analysis of all aspects of damage to the blades.
If necessary, we are able to deploy an expert close visual inspection of the blade to correctly classify levels of damage, using rope access techniques as the quickest method to save on lost production. The incorrect diagnosis of damage is a common issue and typically leads to unforeseen delays with the repair process and preventative campaigns exceeding budgets.
Inspections can also be performed using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV’s) and with the use of blade access platforms for all activity, if this is a site preferred method.
Our technicians are trained to the highest of OEM standards and generally spend over a month completing intensive training prior to being certified for repair activity.
With Europe’s largest dedicated workforce for blade inspection & repair activity, we are able to not only guarantee the highest levels of expertise but also react quickly and save our clients time reducing the cost of lost production.
We are typically engaged to complete the following either planned or reactive blade inspection & repair activity:
GEV is one of the leading specialist companies used by OEM’s Worldwide to complete the installation of a variety of retrofits
Our core business is focused on the provision of asset integrity services across the energy sector and it is therefore no surprise that the wind energy industry recognises this level of expertise and relevance for all areas of paint damage to both wind turbine internal and external areas, transition piece and substations.
Our in house resource includes experienced fabric maintenance teams supported by NACE Level 3 coating inspection personnel to guarantee the work performed in accordance with client/manufacturer specification.
While recognising the importance of traditional methods of coating protection where appropriate, we are also an industry leading innovator and constantly looking for new methods that offer our clients a more cost effective solution.
One of our Group Companies is the UK exclusive license holder for industry changing anti-corrosion coating called Oxifree®. Uniquely the coating is non-harmful, 100% recyclable and provides long term (>10 years) protection. The application requires minimal surface preparation (no mechanical surface preparation), can be applied in minutes and easily removed for routine maintenance work.
An established solution for the oil & gas sector, Oxifree is now firmly on the radar for the wind energy industry with trials now ongoing with a number of field operators.
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As experts in working at height, we are well placed to deliver a range of ancillary services, which typically require specialist access to complete the work safely.
We are also a leading resource centre for skilled personnel across the spectrum of energy sectors and can name the UK’s leading facilities management companies as our clients for onshore and offshore projects.
Whether these requirements are planned or reactive, we can help supply project, construction and operations specific personnel to cover a wide range of disciplines procured through our internal and bespoke competency assurance system (ISO 9001:2008 certified) to guarantee expertise.
Additional services provided are as follows: