Man from OPS working on a wind turbine

Blade Services

(Part of Offshore Painting Services Group)

To continue to be a company of choice, delivering quality, safe, reliable, innovative and efficient services to the renewable energy industry

Wind turbine composite rotor blade inspection and repair

Inspections, repair and maintenance of wind turbine rotor blades are paramount to ensure the efficiency of a wind turbine.

OPS Wind are able to provide qualified, competent blade technicians for all types of inspections and repairs, both onshore and offshore utilising a variety of techniques, including Rope Access.

OPS are proud to bring a higher level of professionalism and experience to the rotor blade composite repair sector, with access to the latest technological advancements for inspection and repairs, such as Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

Man hanging from wind turbine repairing blade

OPS Wind Blade Repair Technicians are able to complete a variety of tasks, including:

  • Tip repairs
  • Leading-edge erosion
  • Trailing and leading-edge
  • Lightning damage
  • Composite laminate damage
  • Repairs to cracks and faults
  • Shipping damage
  • Transportation and construction damage
  • End/Out of Warranty campaigns
  • Thermal inspections
  • Lightning protection system testing/repair
  • Blade furniture installation and repair
  • UAV inspection

Blade inspection and repair training

The OPS bespoke, accredited blade-training centre is unique in the industry and consists of:

  • A full 12-metre rotor blade
  • Horizontally mounted tip section

This facility allows OPS technicians, current and future, to further develop their inspection and repair skills while enhancing their knowledge, offering unparalleled levels of customer service, with a robust solution to blade maintenance, resulting in cost savings for both the project and the O&M function.

Man on top on wind turbine looking out over skyline

The blade-training course delivered by OPS is accredited by GWO and has been independently verified and audited by GWO approved auditors so as to meet the exacting standards required by GWO and the industry as a whole.

Furthermore, OPS are proud to announce the OPS GWO Epoxy and Composite Blade Repair course is now accepted and recognised by Siemens Gamesa Offshore Construction as being equivalent to Blade B.

The blade training centre is further supported by our IRATA accredited rope-access training facility, providing rope-access training solutions to a wider audience including construction, rigging and agriculture as well as the emergency services.