In-service Wind Farm Operations and Maintenance

In-service Operations and Maintenance
"We help businesses extend the lifespan of equipment and maximise the availability and production capability of wind turbines."

With more than 11,000 wind turbines currently operating to produce nearly a quarter of the UK’s electricity, wind energy has become one of the most important sources of renewable energy. The UK government’s 10-point plan to achieve net-zero by 2050 is gaining momentum and wind energy is only expected to continue to grow in the years to come. To meet the net zero target, the UK government has ambitious plans for the wind industry. This includes aiming to produce enough electricity through offshore wind to power every home in the UK and to produce 1GW of energy from floating offshore wind by 2030.

With the 10-point plan driving progress, it could be said that the UK is at the forefront of wind energy. The UK has the most installed capacity for offshore wind in comparison to any other country and is home to some of the largest windfarms including Walney, Dogger Bank, Beatrice, Gwynt y Mor and Whitelee.

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Inspection Experts

Even though there has been significant progress made throughout the industry in the journey to net zero, to meet the UK Governments ambitious plans, we must all work together to do more. This is where Glacier Energy comes in. We offer a full range of NDT & Inspection services in order to support in-service wind farms, both on and offshore.

  • Conventional and Advanced NDT Inspection
  • Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing of Composite Material
  • Blade Inspection and repair
  • Coating Inspection / repair
  • Drones and Ground Based Cameras
  • Inspection and Survey
  • Fall Protection
  • Internal and External Close Visual Inspection (CVI))
  • Lightening Protection System Surveys
  • Working at height consultancy
  • Supervision and rescue cover
  • Emergency Response
  • Fall Protection

Full Rope Access Capabilities

By taking our wealth of experience in the NDT & inspection sector and combining this with full rope access capabilities, it means that we can further support the wind sector and offer a suitable alternative for accessing the work area.

Working at Height Winter Campaign

Find out how we successfully completed Internal and External Close Visual Inspection and Lightening Protection System Surveys on twenty 163m wind turbine generators (WTGs) in -4 to -15 degree temperatures.

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30+ Year Partnerships in the Wind Industry

With over 30 years’ experience of providing leading NDT & Inspection solutions for the wind industry, this clearly demonstrates our deep-rooted capability and sets us apart as a technically competent partner needed for the journey to net zero.

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We’re immensely proud of our heritage and strong track record and as a progressive partner, we’re continuously focused on the development of new techniques and innovations to improve the safety, efficiency and productivity of our clients’ critical assets.

Download our In-Service Operations and Maintenance sample track record.


Want to talk about your In-service Operations and Maintenance project?

Call us on +44 (0)1333 425 517 or fill out the form below and our team will be more than happy to discuss with you how we can help your business.