Next-generation components for wind turbines

Turbine technology

When: Wednesday, 3 April 2019, 16:15 - 17:45
Where: Luxua 1

Session description

This session will deal with innovative wind turbine components. Authors from academia and industry will present concepts from bearings over gearboxes to superconducting generators. They will also present alternative materials and solutions to rare earths used in the permanent magnets of wind turbines. The session will shine light on new trends in the sector regarding system modularisation and the development of digital twins.

Learning objectives

Session chair

José Ignacio Hormaeche

General Manager, Basque Energy Cluster (Cluster Energia)

Maite Basurto

Head of CTO Support & Reporting, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy


Mitigation strategies for rare earths in wind turbines

Cristina Vazquez-Hernandez

Scientific - Project Officer, JRC - European Commission

Gearbox design for wear minimization: lessons from the field

Edgar Martinez de Aguas

CEO, Atten2 Advanced Monitoring Technologies

"FlexPad" - Innovative conical sliding bearing for the main shaft of Wind Turbines

Tim Schröder

Team Leader WT Component Design, Chair for Wind Power Drives (RWTH Aachen University)

MODEOL - New generation of technology for the development of Wind Turbine modules

Aitor Zurutuza

R&D Manager, Laulagun Bearings

The EcoSwing Generator – the world’s first superconducting wind power generator supplying power to the grid

Markus Bauer

VP Business Development, THEVA Dünnschichttechnik GmbH

Digital twin of a real wind turbine: development and validation

Alvaro González-Salcedo

Engineer, CENER

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