3rd Annual Wind Turbine Icing And Ice Prevention Forum

Atmospheric icing has a significant impact on the development and the operation of wind turbines. Ice on the rotor blades disturbs the aerodynamics and thus causes production losses and increased noise emissions. Depending on the requirements from local authorities wind turbine operators have to prevent ice throw from the turbines leading to additional downtimes and production losses. Thus, an optimized and efficient operation of wind turbines under icing conditions has become a very important topic over the last couple of years.

The impact of icing on wind turbines and energy production in different regions is a severe problem. Therefore, emphasis on developing ice mitigation systems has become a significant part of the wind energy conversion systems. These systems use various technologies and have different specifications, sometimes with no clear indication of their efficiency. Since the effect of cold climate on wind turbines is complex, not every ice protection system is suitable for a given wind farm. Therefore, the aim of this forum is to compare the existing ice mitigation solutions and provide an indication on their efficiency.

In this Wind Turbine Icing and Ice Prevention Forum, we intend to effectively Identifying the key Anti-icing and De-icing solution strategies for wind Turbines, Identify benefits associated with the prevention of ice on a turbine’s aerodynamic performance, Identifying ways to maximize energy production while minimizing risk to the structural integrity of the wind Turbines and Ice mitigating solution Strategies with Ice Protection Techniques and System.

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  • Identify major key ice mitigating strategies
  • Discover cost-efficient solutions to cut productivity losses related to wind Turbines
  • Get insight on competent ways of presenting preventive strategies to wind Turbines icing negative effects
  • Participants will be able to prevent icing-related safety issues from case studies
  • Learn how to minimize icing related operation and management costs
  • Insight on newer tools and techniques being applied
  • Discussions about the challenges and strategies of maintenance and service in icing climates
  • Participants will share their view of the development perspectives of the existing anti-icing solutions.
  • Campbell Scientific
  • EDP Renovaveis S.A.
  • Eneco Wind Belgium SA
  • Enercon GmbH
  • Engie
  • Engie Electrabel
  • Enteka SA
  • Envision
  • EPV Energia Oy
  • Etha Wind Oy
  • Fraunhofer IFAM
  • Fraunhofer IWES
  • fos4X GmbH
  • FT Technologies
  • German Aerospace Center (DLR)
  • Labkotec oy
  • Luleå University of Technology
  • Marubeni Europower Ltd
  • NTNU
  • RISE
  • Renewable advice
  • Safran Group
  • Siemens Gamesa
  • Statnett SF
  • Safran Aero Boosters
  • TÜV NORD EnSys GmbH & Co.KG
  • VTT/Wind power
  • TU Berlin
  • Tampere University of Technology, Laboratory of Materials Science
  • Tractebel Engineering
  • Kjeller Vindteknikk AS
  • UCLM
  • University of Tromsø
  • Vaisala Oyj
  • University Libre de Bruxelles
  • University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna
  • UCLM
  • Vestas
  • Vortex
  • Wind Power LAB
  • Wicetec

Areas of responsibility:

  • Wind & Site
  • Wind turbine icing
  • Anti-icing
  • De-icing
  • Blade
  • R&D
  • Innovation
  • Technology
  • Asset
  • Operations
  • Materials
  • Design
  • Aerodynamics
  • Service
  • Composite
  • Inspection
  • Operation & Maintenance
  • Engineering
  • Meteorology
  • Wind Resource
  • Technical
  • Power Curve
  • Micrositing


Representatives Invited:

  • Presidents
  • Vice Presidents
  • Directors
  • Project/Program Managers
  • Team Leaders
  • Heads
  • Managers


Industry participating

  • Wind farms
  • Energy companies
  • Technology provider
  • Solution providers
  • R&D
    • Oyvind Byrkjedal
    Forecasting of Atmospheric Icing for Wind Energy Applications
    10:10 - 10:40
    R&D Manager - Kjeller Vindteknikk AS
    • Simon Kloiber
    Wind Energy in Cold Climate: Icing Forecast-based Performance Enhancement During Operation
    10:40 - 11:10
    Performance Analyst - Verbund
    • Fausto Pedro García Márquez
    Advanced Condition Monitoring System for Wind Turbine in Icing Conditions
    12:40 - 13:10
    • Mark P. Hachey, P. Eng.
    Practical Experiences with Ice Prevention & De-icing Trials
    14:20 - 14:50
    Site Manager Caribou Wind Park - Engie Canada
    • Timo Klaas
    Effect of Heavy Rotor Blade Icing to Lifetime Consumption of Tower and Foundation
    9:40 - 10:10 (DAY 2)
    Sales Director - Wölfel Wind Systems
    • Halar Memon
    Durable Polymeric Icephobic Nanocomposites
    14:20 - 14:50 (DAY 2)
    PhD Researcher Advanced Material Research Group - University of Nottingham
    • Amador García Sancho
    Next-Generation Anti-icing Coatings and Monitoring Methods
    15:20 - 17:20 (DAY 2)
    Oyvind Byrkjedal

    Oyvind Byrkjedal

    R&D Manager - Kjeller Vindteknikk AS
    Simon Kloiber

    Simon Kloiber

    Performance Analyst - Verbund
    Mark P. Hachey, P. Eng.

    Mark P. Hachey, P. Eng.

    Site Manager Caribou Wind Park - Engie Canada
    Timo Klaas

    Timo Klaas

    Sales Director - Wölfel Wind Systems
    Halar Memon

    Halar Memon

    PhD Researcher Advanced Material Research Group - University of Nottingham
    Amador García Sancho

    Amador García Sancho


    Event Details

    8 December 2020 08:30
    9 December 2020 16:30
    Nademlejnská 600/1, Hloubětín, 198 00 Praha

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