Wind Farm from A to Z: Commissioning, Dismantling and Environmental Points

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Wind Farm from A to Z: Commissioning, Dismantling and Environmental Points

The Russian Association of Wind Power Industry invites you to a webinar on ‘Environmental Points of Renewable Energy’. During the meeting, representatives of European companies will share their experiences of effectively minimising and completely eliminating waste in wind energy and its environmental impact.

Even before entering the wind energy market, many are wondering about the environmental safety of wind power plants. One of the most pressing issues is the decommissioning and dismantling of wind turbines. Investors are interested in all aspects of a zero-waste, closed-loop circular economy, environmental impact, equipment life and dismantling, component recycling and reuse opportunities. In response to this demand, plant manufacturers are striving to make wind turbines zero-waste. One of the industry’s leading companies, Vestas (a member of the RAWI), is taking a more thorough approach, pledging to achieve zero waste by 2040. Vestas spearheaded the creation of the CETEC (Circular Economy for Thermosets Epoxy Composites) group, which recently announced the development of new technology that will enable the recycling and reuse of composite blades. The challenge over the next three years is to develop a solution for the commercial application of the new closed-loop technology. 

The event is taking place on 25 May at 10:00 a.m., Moscow time.



We will be discussing:

  • The current degree of environmental friendliness of wind energy facilities; 
  • Environmental points of construction, operation and decommissioning of wind power plants;
  • Examples of real impacts that wind power plants can have on the environment.

Discussion moderator: Roman Denisov, an analyst of the Association, and a scientist of the Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University’s Institute of Civil Engineering’s Higher School of Hydrotechnical and Power Engineering.

Speakers of the webinar:

Wai Chung, Researcher for Sustainable and Environmental Security Building, VITO EnergyVille (Belgium)

Carolin Spirinckx, Project Manager for Sustainable and Environmental Security Building at VITO EnergyVille (Belgium)

Synopsis: VITO is Europe’s leading independent research and technology organisation in the field of clean technology and sustainable development, developing solutions for today’s major social challenges. VITO provides innovative solutions through which large and medium-sized companies can gain a competitive edge, advising industry and governments on determining their policies for the future. Together with Basque companies belonging to the Basque Country Wind Energy Cluster (Spain), with the participation of Basque Trade & Investment Russia (a member of RAWI), the company participates in the Horizon 2020 INNTERESTING project to evaluate the sustainability of newly developed wind turbine components and test methods.

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