October 30-31 2018

Skagen Blade Technology

Teknikervej 1, 8722 Hedensted


On 30-31 October 2018, WIND ENERGY DENMARK will once again gather the Danish and international wind industry to discuss, showcase, and drive forward the technology development that has turned Denmark into a true powerhouse of wind energy.

Skagen Blade Technology will proudly welcome the expected 400 participants in their large production facilities in Hedensted, Denmark. 

Join the largest and most significant wind energy event in Denmark, where industry meets research, onshore meets offshore, and present meets future, focusing on the long-term development of wind energy and creating a strong network for the participants.

Through constant innovation and optimization of products, processes, and solutions, wind is today an indispensable source of energy in today's energy mix. But wind energy is also at crossroads, where new market designs and new technologies push the industry to change its way in business, technology development and cooperation. 

Overcoming the challenges means looking for further potentials in technology development, industrialization, closer and smarter cooperation across the supply chain, and in strengthening global competitiveness on both established and emerging markets. 


Conference themes

The two-day-conference merges technology, science, and product development - and offers valuable insight and latest updates on themes within

 High-level sessions 

 Industrialization & standardization

Grid systemsintegration & infrastructure

  Operation & maintenance

 Next generation technologies

 Talents of tomorrow

It’s an opportunity to discuss the latest developments and challenges in a forum of companies, research institutions and professionals with the ability to shape the future of the global wind industry and provide new perspectives and insights into the future of green transition powered by wind.

A number of High-level sessions will feature keynote speakers sharing their thoughts and insights on the future of the wind energy, and in addition, the conference will offer panel discussions, workshops, presentations, exhibitions and networking opportunities, while Talents of tomorrow present some of the brightest minds and aspiring talents from the world of research who will drive forward wind energy in the future.


Join the event!

Meet up with your fellow wind energy professionals

9:30 - 10:15
Opening session: How to stay ahead on technology through R&D
10:15 - 11:20
MegaVind Annual Agenda
10:15 - 11:20
Structural design and materials
10:15 - 11:20
Automation - drones & robots
10:15 - 11:20
Aerodynamics, aeroelastics & hydro dynamics (I)
10:15 - 11:20
Wind meteorology and climate: Are we ready for climate change?

Highlighting the latest developments in meteorological modelling for the assessment of wind conditions we ask whether we are properly addressing climate change in our approaches, if we are aware of impacts on the wind energy industry, and what we should do about it?


Andrea Hahmann, Senior Scientist, DTU Wind Energy
Super Ensembles for Wind Climate Assessment 

Kim Bentzen, Meteorologist, Danish Commodities (TBC)
Meteorology, climate and the commodities market

Martin Stendel, Climate Scientist, DMI (TBC)
A climate change status update on what the data is telling us

Representative from Vestas, ConVX or EMD (TBA)
How climate change can influence our modelling approaches


Jake Badger, Head of Section, DTU Wind Energy
11:50 - 13:00
The global drivers for wind energy
11:50 - 13:00
Towers and foundations: Welding and surface treatment optimization

The area of support structures is a dominant focus in the pursuit of LCOE reductions. It is also an area where the industry can find common ground to optimize processes and challenge existing standards and guidelines.

This session reveals some of the identified potentials and reveals two planned projects involving a broad group of companies. 


Andreas Lundtang Paulsen, Specialist, Corrosion, Metallurgy and Concrete, FORCE Technology (TBC)
Towers: Testing composition and anti-corrosion properties of protective coating systems

Sune Egelund, R&D Engineer, Siemens Gamesa Renwable Energy (TBC)
Promising potential in fusion bonded epoxy

Christian Højerslev, Head of Department, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (TBC)
Offweld project on weld bead removal and steel surface characteristics


Anja Pedersen, Senior Advisor, Danish Wind Industry Association

11:50 - 13:00
11:50 - 13:00
The perspectives of additive manufacturing
11:50 - 13:00
Aerodynamics, aeroelastics & hydro dynamics (II)
14:00 - 15:15
Is the major breakthrough for standardization imminent?
14:00 - 15:15
Wind turbine blade challenges

Wind turbine blades are key components in the continued pursuit of reduction in levelized cost of energy. Rotor diameter continues to increase in size as the wind turbines are developed for larger capacity. Blades for offshore wind turbines are heading towards 100+ meters in length. As the blade length increases, the design, manufacturing, testing, transport and maintenance becomes very challenging. 


Giuseppe Tescione, Applied Aerodynamics Team Lead, Suzlon Energy
Blade contamination -  before and after the design

John Korsgaard, Senior Director, LM Wind Power
Challenges in blade manufacturing and testing

Steffen Laustsen, Team Lead Blade Materials, Blade Structural Design, Siemens Gamesa
Challenges in preventing leading edge erosion


John Korsgaard, Senior Director, LM Wind Power
14:00 - 15:15
Robots & drones
14:00 - 15:15
Upcoming EUDP wind projects
14:00 - 15:15
Meteorology & external conditions (I)
15:45 - 17:00
Meteorology & external conditions (II)
15:45 - 17:00
Closing the price & technology gap between now and the zero subsidies future
15:45 - 17:00
New materials, better performance

In the fight for lowering the cost of energy from wind turbines, the dimensions have grown to impressive sizes with rotor blade diameters approaching 220 meters and tower heights of more than 150 meters. Those large dimensions, and related large weights, have increased the requirements for the mechanical performance of the used materials of composites and metals. Also, a request is coming from the industry on material systems facilitating increased automatization and speed of the production.


Lars P. Mikkelsen, Head of Section Composite Mechanics and Structures, DTU Wind Energy
Materials for wind energy

Torben Jacobsen, Senior Director, LM Wind Power (TBC)
Materials Technology for large wind turbine rotor blades – Limits and challenges

Ulrik Borg, Project Manager, Fiberline  (TBC)
Pultruded composites for wind energy

Kirsten Dyer, Senior Research Materials Engineer, ORE Catapult (TBC)
Leading edge erosion and coatings

Steel components for wind energy


Lars P. Mikkelsen
, Head of Section Composite Mechanics and Structures, DTU Wind Energy
Bo Madsen, Head of section COM, DTU Wind Energy
15:45 - 17:00
15:45 - 17:00
New standardized test methods for hydraulic pitch cylinders

Standardization is one of the headline activities in the wind sector at the moment. This session presents commitment beyond what is normally achievable; The hydraulic pitch supply chain has joined forces in a project that aims to:

- Investigate how various identified root causes affect the wear and lifetime of cylinders
- D
evelop systematic methods for testing fluid power pitch cylinders based on realistic operating conditions

The project embraces all levels of the supply chain and competing companies on every level. Hear more about project content, ambitions and different company motivations for participating.


Henrik Clemmensen Pedersen, Professor, Aalborg University
Investigation of Lifetime Limiting Factors for Pitch Cylinders for Wind Turbines 

Per Hessellund Lauritsen, Research Manager, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
Gains on working with the competition and across the supply chain

René Vølcker, Technical Manager, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions (TBC)
Supplier benefits also in other sectors? 

Anja Pedersen
, Senior Advisor, Danish Wind Industry Association



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