Dedicated to improving the economic performance of operational windfarms, combining data driven rotor analysis with cutting-edge composite technology.
Gulf Wind Technology is the leading wind turbine rotor technology specialist in the United States.
With headquarters in New Orleans, at the historical Avondale Shipyard, the company is within easy reach to service America’s onshore operational wind turbine fleet. Based on the Mississippi waterfront and with railway access, it is strategically located as a hub to develop offshore wind in the Gulf of Mexico.
The key team at Gulf Wind Technology are industry veterans with multidisciplinary technical and operational experience, and are world-class in their respective specialist areas of wind turbine blade technology.
The company has expertise and capability to deliver a full spectrum of blade services – from the conceptual stage, through design, prototyping, pre-serial manufacturing, quality control, process engineering, manufacturing, operation, maintenance, monitoring, repairs, and blade enhancements.
Gulf Wind Technology delivers projects with in-house resources and works closely with manufacturing, testing, and monitoring partners. Projects are delivered turnkey, with a single point of contact and always within the Six Sigma framework.
Rotor technology is an extremely complex technical area that most turbine operators find challenging to penetrate. It is an intersection of aerodynamics, composite design, fatigue analysis and manufacturing variability, combined with the realities of wear and tear as rotors age in operation. Gulf Wind Technology is the single point of contact to address any technical questions a turbine operator has about rotors, including quantification of rotor longevity for the fleet and proposals for turnkey solutions on repairs and upgrades, in addition to monitoring systems and diagnostic information.
Gulf Wind Technology has a dedicated 30 thousand sqft rotor technology facility, an advanced composites lab and access to more than 1.5 million sqft of manufacturing and fabrication space at its Avondale Shipyard Headquarters, with on-site railway, road and barge access. State of the art facilities include, waterfront manufacturing space & overhead heavy lifting.
Using in-house facilities, Gulf Wind Technology provides a rotor blade interface for virtually any composite testing and materials investigation, including full-size blade structural RCA. Services include rotor blade subcomponents, materials, damaged parts, leading edges, and lightning equipment. Facilities are operated by highly trained staff with cross industry experience from aerospace to race boat marine composites.
Data acquisition through blade monitoring for turbine operators and OEM’s is a core competence of the company. Gulf Wind Technology works with exclusive partners to provide equipment and information systems giving turn-key installation, operation, and management, for full spectrum rotor monitoring. The systems are proprietary and provide a level of insight and actionable information unavailable elsewhere.
Gulf Wind Technology operates entirely within a framework of Six Sigma and lean processes. These apply both internally and externally and are intrinsic to all activities and deliverables. Projects, analysis, and turn-key solutions are designed to meet or exceed the process and quality standards of the most sophisticated and demanding clients.