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Enhancing Performance, Reliability and Profitability

FULL SPECTRUM CAPABILITY

Comprehensive Engineering and Technology Solutions, Delivered On-Site or at Our Facilities.

GWT is uniquely positioned to offer a full spectrum of technology-driven engineering solutions, each meticulously tailored to meet the specific challenges associated with wind turbine rotors. Our in-house capabilities empower major operators to significantly enhance performance, reliability, and profitability. We deliver these solutions both in the field and at our facilities, integrating advanced data gathering, monitoring, testing, and analysis with safe, reliable, and process-driven physical repairs and upgrades to rotors.

Our comprehensive capabilities provide unparalleled insights into rotor operations throughout their entire lifecycle, and we are fully equipped to implement improvements directly on-site, in the factory, or through remote technologies. By eliminating guesswork, our approach ensures actionable, data-backed decision support for executing optimized monitoring, maintenance, decommissioning, and replacement strategies. 

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Our Full Spectrum of Solutions Include:

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Field Services
RCA+ Independent Analysis
Blade Inspections
Factory Inspections
NDT and Metrology Analysis
Complex Composite Repairs
Root Bushing Repairs
Blade Characterization
Leading Edge Erosion Solutions
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Reliability Engineering
Mechanical Characterization
Repair Development
Repair Strength Characterization
Blade Life Extension
Asset Management Strategy
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Performance Engineering
Performance Enhancements
Acoustic Add-Ons
Aerodynamic Flow Assessment
Digital Twin
Sensors and Scada Analysis
Farm Yield and Risk Assessment
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Prototyping & Testing
Additive Manufacturing
Mold Making
Wind Tunnel
Custom Testing
Proof of Concept Manufacturing
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Development Engineering
Technical Due Diligence
Offshore Development Support
Regional Supply Chain and Logistics
Workforce Training

COMPREHENSIVE CAPABILITY

GWT Solutions

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Field Services

On-site measurement and data gathering, with dedicated teams to able to implement repairs and operational enhancements. Specialists in up-tower solutions. Proprietary processes and technology that are faster, lower cost and more effective than alternatives.  

All field work is strictly process-based and fully traceable, applying the same quality and traceability standards we use at  our technical headquarters to ensure quality

RCA+ Independent Analysis

Our iRCA Independent Root Cause Analysis melds industry experience with a process-driven application of technology, delivering clear, quantitative insights. Acting solely in the best interest of the customer, we are entirely independent of external influences. 

Blade Inspections

We conduct detailed and methodical inspection of rotors both in the field and at our technical headquarters.  

Inspection services leverage specific technical knowledge and extensive experience in rotor longevity and the mechanical degradation of these structures.  

Reporting is process-driven, quantitative and includes actionable solutions and plans. 

NDT and Metrology Analysis

Application of the most advanced imaging and non-destructive testing equipment in the industry, combined with mechanical testingWhen applied together with blade inspections in the field, customers benefit from highly datadriven analysis to understand longevity and can plan for specific interventions. The process and service are designed to enable operators to make datadriven decisions and reduce risk, while also avoiding unnecessarily conservative strategies.

Complex Composite Repairs

Highly skilled engineering team and composite technicians with the most advanced, quantifiable, and repeatable blade repair capability in America.

Root Bushing Repair  

The mechanical fatigue and degeneration of the root interface is a common serial problem in operational fleets. Uptower root bushing renovation, quantitively extends safe operational blade lifespan. This is changing the way operators think about older turbines, substantially extending their useful operational life and delivering profit.

Blade Characterization

We offer ultra-detailed measurement and quantitative analysis of blades in the factory, providing information for operators and financial institutions interested in understanding the exact dimensions and variations between blades at the beginning of operational lifeReporting processes are designed for operators and financial institutions.

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Reliability Engineering

Engineering products, services, and solutions, focused on maximizing the lifespan and performance of rotors. Business case backed and datadriven analysis, testing and reporting that enables operators to make highly quantitatively based decisions, supported by actionable field engineering work delivered on time and on budget. Taking the guesswork out of fleet management.

Mechanical Characterization

Testing using destructive and non-destructive methods, with in-house Finite element modelling technology to characterize the mechanical performance, decay, and longevity of components in existing wind farms. Mechanical characterization enables highly datadriven analysis of longevity to make more informed decisions on asset management and operational maintenance

Repair Development  

Independent from any OEM and using proprietary processes and methodologies to develop and implement repairs for turbine operators. Focused on uptower solutions, minimizing downtime, and cost.

Repair Strength Characterization

Quantitative characterization of the mechanical performance and forecasted fatigue resistance of actual repairs made to operational blades. An unprecedented level of insight into repair work, enabled by the process and datadriven approach to executing repairs.

Blade Life Extension

Blade life extension services significantly expand the reliable operational lifespan of existing operational rotors. The approach combines methodical analysis and mechanical characterization of actual components with repair system development and serial implementation in the field. Blade life extension repair solutions are quantitatively tested, with the data providing operators with accurate expectations of longevity for every blade.

Asset Management Strategy

GWT’s Asset Management Strategy services are tailored to ensure that the operators wind turbines deliver the most value by optimizing both performance and reliability. This service focuses on maximizing turbine output and minimizing operational costs through strategic oversight and targeted interventions. It is a quantitative and business case backed methodology aimed at maximizing the profitability of our partners. 

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Performance Engineering

Our Performance Engineering facility in North Carolina specializes in enhancing rotor efficiency and output in individual turbines and entire wind farms. 

Proprietary technical solutions are independent of any turbine manufacturer, focusing on improving the performance of existing rotors, solely in the interests of our customers. 

Performance Enhancements

Patented aerodynamic enhancements to improve turbine output. These solutions can be implemented in the field by our engineers. 

Acoustic Enhancements

Patented, retrofitted acoustic add-ons to reduce sound pressure levels according to customer requirements that can be implemented in the field by our engineers. 

Aerodynamic Flow Assessment

Full aerodynamic flow, modelling, measurement, and optimization assessment capabilities, using state-of-the-art tools. Desktop engineering services, combined with our own wind tunnel and rapid prototyping of airfoils to measure actual performance. 

Digital Twin  

Digital twin framework and technology platform completely independent from any OEM. Detailed desktop modelling based on the actual data from customers operational assets. 

Sensors and Scada Analysis

Range of analytical services to create meaningful, quantitative, and actionable information from real data gathered from customers operational assets. Capability to implement additional monitoring systems in the field. 

Farm Yield and Risk Assessment

Stateoftheart modelling and risk analysis based on highly specific technical knowledge and understanding of how variation in manufacturing can affect project risk, performance, and longevity. Providing strategies and services to quantify, understand and mitigate this risk. 

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Prototyping & Testing

Delivering innovation with cutting-edge equipment, and highly process-based methodologies focused on customer value. Unrivalled independent multi-disciplinary capability. 

Additive Manufacturing

Equipment and engineering that can deliver components ready to operate on fullsize turbines, manufactured to aerospace standards of quality, performance, and variation. 

Mold Making  

Full-service mold and tooling of subcomponents for commercial wind turbine blades. Delivered with the Performance Engineering team, with services from pre-concept all the way through to delivering and commissioning commercial rotor blade tooling. 

Wind Tunnel

GWT has a state-of-the-art Wind Tunnel optimized for detailed airfoil analysis and blade subcomponent design, uniquely positioned to allow for rapid product prototyping and testing. Testing with calibrated wind speeds of 200mph (90m/s), our facility is optimized for initial concept validation, verification, and dynamic testing, including unique gust evaluations.

Custom Testing

Independent, certified, confidential testing of components and subcomponents. Physical testing combined with the most advanced non-destructive testing technology in the industry.

Proof of Concept Manufacturing

Processdriven design, prototyping and testing to develop and deliver technical solutions tailored to customer problem statements. Completely independent of any OEM or other biases, the focus is on quantitatively delivering customer value on target, on budget and on time. The Performance Engineering team and the rapid prototyping and testing teams enable extremely effective delivery of solutions to customers.  

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Development Engineering

Accelerating rotor technology development from pre-concept stage through to implementation both onshore and offshore. 

The Gulf Wind Accelerator is the largest and most advanced independent rotor technology facility in the world. Our team comprises specialists encompassing all relevant engineering disciplines. Additionally, our expertise extends to subject matter experts who excel in constructing business cases and implementing workforce development programs to support the continued growth of the industry. 

Technical Due Diligence

Independent technical due diligence and subject matter expertise provided as a service for operators, developers, and financial institutions. Highly processbased reporting structure. Deep insight and practical knowledge to mass relating to performance, reliability, manufacturing, variation longevity, and critical risk factors affecting business models. 

Offshore Development Support

Business case, and bid support services for offshore developers, including innovation, support modelling, more confident auction preparation and bidding execution. The service works alongside supply chain and logistics, development, support, and analysis. 

Regional Supply Chain and Logistics

Working with regions, developing supply chain and logistics solutions to support and enable the growth of wind industry activity nationwide, both onshore and offshore.  

Workforce Training

Our workforce training solutions are delivered either at the Gulf Wind Technology Accelerator or on-site, employing a process-based approach. We emphasize the development and quantification of critical technical skills and knowledge, alongside certification. There is a methodical implementation of safety best practices, ensuring comprehensive and effective training. 

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