Fred. Olsen Renewables and Ayrshire training company team up to use decommissioned turbine parts in course delivery
Fred. Olsen Renewables and Ayrshire training company 360 Safety and Training have teamed up to incorporate repurposed turbine components into the delivery of wind turbine training courses.
- Partnership formed by Fred. Olsen Renewables and Ayrshire company, 360 Safety and Training
- Collaboration will see reuse of turbine blades from Dumfries wind farm
- Partnership will support local company to provide high quality training to the current and future generation of wind industry engineers
Leading independent renewable energy generator, Fred. Olsen Renewables, and 360 Safety and Training, a Scottish provider of specialist safety and technical training to the wind industry, have announced that they will be working together to incorporate repurposed turbine components into the delivery of wind turbine training courses. The initiative will minimise waste and assist in the development of the next generation of wind turbine technicians.
Fred. Olsen Renewables is proposing to repower the first phase of Windy Standard Wind Farm, which would see the removal of 36 turbines and up to eight wind turbines erected in their place. The decommissioning process will release various materials, including more than 100 turbine blades. A focus for the organisation is identifying solutions to repurpose or recycle the blades.
The partnership with 360 Safety and Training will allow for the use of turbine components in the delivery of training courses, covering various areas of expertise including inspection, maintenance, and repair of the sub-components of wind turbines, including the blades, tower sections, gearboxes, and generators. This will also allow Fred. Olsen Renewables to continue its focus on ensuring that the repowering of Windy Standard Wind Farm helps to support a truly circular economy.
Miles McConville, Project Manager at Fred. Olsen Renewables, commented:
“The repowering of Windy Standard Wind Farm presents many opportunities to celebrate the projects legacy and make sure that the proposals support the sector and a circular economy.
“This partnership with 360 Safety and Training allows us to contribute components to a local company and support the training of a local workforce, while also ensuring that our repowering proposals are helping to identify solutions for the repurposing of turbine components and giving them a new lease of life.”
Fraser Queen, Company Director at 360 Safety & Training, added:
“We are delighted to be able to partner with Fred. Olsen Renewables and repurpose various turbine parts. These parts will be used to train the next generation of wind turbine engineers in both safety and technical elements.
“Repurposing these components brings a massive benefit to us at 360 Safety & Training and Fred. Olsen and promotes the reuse of components which may otherwise be disposed of.”
Further information can be found at www.windystandardwindfarm.co.uk.