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Inspection and Maintenance Services for the Wind Industry

"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. In fact, the Hornsea 1 wind farm, located just off the coast of Yorkshire is the largest offshore wind farm in the world at 1,218 MW.

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 can take care of the inspection and maintenance work required to minimise downtime and ensure that you extend the life of your wind farms, both on and offshore.

Glacier Energy has been present in the wind industry for more than 30 years. Over this time, we’ve been busy supporting our clients with NDT services on the fabrication of monopiles and transition pieces for wind farms in the UK and across Europe. By using techniques such as phased array ultrasonic testing, ultrasonic testing, magnetic particle inspection and dye penetrant inspection, we have been involved in various large-scale projects over the years and continue to be a highly valued partner to our clients.

Carbon Capture

Due to the realisation of the potential of wind energy in the renewable space in the UK and overseas, many businesses are now diversifying their portfolio into the wind industry. However, It is clear Glacier Energy is the trusted, experienced and reliable partner that you need in the journey to net zero. We help you keep the process simple to meet your goal of extending the lifespan of your equipment and maximising the availability and production capability of your wind turbines.

Rope Access

We understand the importance of wind energy in the net zero UK and global strategy. That’s why we have expanded our offering and pioneered a rope access division, taking our capabilities that one step further to support the wind industry, both on and offshore.

Our rope access division offers you an additional alternative for accessing the work area. This combined with our extensive inspection knowledge allows us to carry out all advanced and conventional inspection via rope access to keep your infrastructure operating efficiently. Whether it be in-service inspection of structural welds of wind turbines, UT inspection of anchor bolts, connector bolts, inspection of gear box and generators securing frames or even for the inspection of hub connectors, our highly experienced team are here to help you.

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In addition, we also offer phased array ultrasonic testing of composite material, internal and external close visual inspection (CVI), lightening protection system survey, UAV inspection, blade repair and coating inspection / repair. 

Safe and Flexible

To provide you with peace of mind throughout the scope, we always ensure a safe working environment. We have rigorous safety regulations in place along with level 3 supervisors present for the full work scope. We pride ourselves in providing you with the most flexible, safe and cost-effective method to carry out your required projects. We also understand that you will be working within a critical timeline, so of course, we work in accordance with this.

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When it comes to NDT and Inspection, our track record speaks for itself. With more than 2500 conventional and advanced NDT inspection projects delivered and over 100 qualified level 2 and 3 inspection personnel, you can be assured that your project is in safe hands.

Collaboration

Glacier Energy is now part of an Offshore Wind Collaboration initiative. The Initiative consists of Glacier Energy, Three60 Energy and Pryme Group (Caley and Flexlife). The objective is to offer an integrated approach throughout any project’s lifecycle thus simplifying the procurement approach for developers of such complex projects.  The consortium offers industry leading expertise across the project lifecycle from the different companies within the initiative.

Download more information about our collaboration in partnership with Three60 Energy and Pryme Group consisting of Caley and Flexlife.

Offshore Wind Collaboration Initiative

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