Wind Energy

When carrying out restoration work for fire and oil damage, we work according to the following motto: Each additional day that your wind turbine is back earning money is a good day. 

Unfortunately, there are many causes of damage and fire and oil damage in particular. From the damage analysis through to professional and proper restoration, the highly experienced experts from BELFOR ensure that the time required to get the wind turbine operational again is kept as short as possible. Naturally, all services are carried out by teams certified by the GWO in accordance with the DGUV Rule 101-004 (BGR 128) and VdS Guideline 2357. In addition to restoration services for fire and oil damage, BELFOR has also gained a good reputation for the restoration of mould damage. All of the details about our three specialist areas will be briefly described below. If you require more in-depth information or have a specific enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact us. To get a brief overview of our services, please take a look at the animation at the bottom of the page.

1. Services after Fire Damages

Project management

  • Project and operations managers with experience in the sector
  • Damage assessment, with recommendation/initiation of immediate measures where relevan
  • Coordination/communication with all parties involved

Damage analysis

  • Taking swab samples to test for surface contamination in the laboratory
  •  If required, using rapid chloride tests to verify and quantify the presence of hydrochloric gas/chloride (risk of corrosion and short circuits)

Immediate measures

  • Pre-cleaning in the event of high levels of chloride pollution
  • Reducing humidity (e.g. in switching and control cabinets)
  • Setting up a SecuTub (mobile oil collection bath) if required

Restoration concept

  • Results of the damage analysis
  • Documentation of the first measures taken  
  • Recommendations for further action with a restoration and cost plan or cost estimate
  • Time schedule

Decontamination

  • Tower with nacelle (interior/exterior)
  • Professional removal of soot and smoke condensate film, as well as toxic substances, after fire damage

Electronics restoration

  • Standardised process comprising 1. documentation, 2. dismantling (if not possible on-site), 3. restoration, 4. reassembly

Decontamination on-site

  • Selective dry process
    • Sensitive vacuuming
    • Combination of wet and dry restoration
  • Selective wet process
    • Documentation
    • Use of small, mobile hot steam cleaners
    • Dismantling of contaminated elements and decontamination in a series of (mobile) special baths
    • Drying in (mobile) vacuum cabinets
    • Reassembly of the cleaned elements

Machinery Restoration

  • Decontamination (e.g. generator housing, transformer, etc.)
  • Restoration and repair (using own experts or in cooperation with manufacturers) 

 

2. Oil Damages

Project management

  • Project and operations managers with experience in the sector
  • Coordination/communication with all parties involved

Damage analysis

  • Damage assessment, with recommendation/initiation of immediate measures where relevant

Immediate measures 

  • Removal of contaminated soil (if required)
  • SecuTub (mobile oil collection bath)

Restoration concept

  • Documentation of the first measures taken  
  • Recommendation of cleaning methods/cost plan
  • Time schedule

Decontamination

  • Tower with nacelle (interior/exterior

 

3. Mould Damages

Project management

  • Project and operations managers with experience in the sector
  • Damage assessment
  • Coordination/communication with all parties involved​

Damage analysis

  • Surface contact samples (analysis in our own or an external laboratory)
  • Additional chemical auditor depending on the situation

Restoration concept

  • Quote and time schedule

Decontamination

  • Professional removal/cleaning
  • Disinfection

Do you have a recent claim or questions? Get in touch with the BELFOR Wind-Team. We are happy to explain further details of our globally valid service portfolio and develop individual solutions for you.