Former GE CEO gets a seat at the board of wind turbine blade entrepreneur
Former GE Offshore and Vestas Offshore CEO Anders Søe-Jensen becomes new Chairman of the company Bladena from Roskilde, which develops and manufactures technology solutions and improvements for wind turbines.
With several top jobs in the wind industry behind him, Anders Søe-Jensen is a well-known man of industry, who over the past 17 years has had senior positions within offshore / wind industry. Now he is engaging himself in the entrepreneurial company Bladena, which is growing rapidly and provides unique repair and design solutions for wind turbine blades worldwide.
Bladena has hit a global niche with its products - a niche that has grown rapidly in step with the wind industry, which has grown exponentially over the past 30 years.
Anders Søe-Jensen's role in the company is among others to help get Bladenas unique technologies implemented widely in the industry.
"I look forward to getting down to business in an exciting company with great international potential. I will draw on my experience in the industry and establish contacts in the right places with the right people and develop Bladenas strategy," says Bladenas new Chairman, Anders Søe-Jensen.
Bladena and the D-String® solution were presented at WindExpo 2017 in Tokyo by GSIWind. With the increasing installations of wind turbines both offshore and onshore in Japan, Bladena sees a good potential in the market for its D-String®. D-String® enhances the structural design of the blades and eliminates the risk of cracks in the trailing edge max chord area. The edgewise loading of the blades normally driven by gravity, will increase significantly in case of earth quakes; hence the Bladena solution is a perfect match to the Japanese market where the conditions can be extreme. For more information about our D-String® please go to: https://www.bladena.com/d-stringreg.html
Meet Bladena in Hamburg the 7-8th February and see our retrofit solutions firsthand.
Find Jensen, CTO and Ryan Lauridsen, CEO at Bladena will be participating in the Wind O&M Europe 2017 Conference in Hamburg the 7-8 February 2017.
As experts in blade failures, Bladena will be sharing knowledge at the exhibition on structural blade failures and how to prevent them. You will be able to experience our recognized D-String® and D-StiffenerTM products and find out more about the technologies behind. This is a unique chance for you to discover solutions to the problem of turbine blade failure.
With more than 10 years of research and development at DTU-Risø in Denmark, Bladena has positioned itself as a frontrunner within blade failures in the wind industry. Our products provide a valuable structural enhancement to your wind turbine blades, which can be deployed in new blades as well as retrofitted in existing blade.
We look forward to seeing you at the conference!
Time flies and 2016 will soon be a final chapter. We proudly look back at a year filled with lots of successes and look forward to a busy year to come in 2017.
We at Bladena wish all of our business contacts, family and friends Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Thank you for your dedication and collaboration in 2016 – we look forward to continue our collaboration in 2017.
On 8 November 2016, Bladena attended the On-Shore Service and Maintenance Conference in Aalborg. The conference focused on highly relevant topics within wind turbine service and maintenance including Blades, Controls & Power Upgrades, Drive Train & Service, Hydraulics & Cooling etc. In value chain terms, the conference focused on the period from the expiration of the manufacturer warranty to the decommissioning of the wind turbine.
With expertise in blades Bladena shared its knowledge on blade failures and how to prevent them. As speaker at the conference Ryan Lauridsen, CEO at Bladena, elaborated on D-String® and D-Stiffener™ - products designed to prevent cracks on blades and reduce cost on operation and maintenance. In addition, Bladena also took part in the exhibition and networking having an exhibit from where the Bladena technologies were showcased and explained. The Participants included owners, manufacturers, service companies and sub suppliers covering more or less the full value chain on the wind turbine market in Denmark.
Bladena is now bringing its attention to the Spanish market. By teaming up with Delta Power S.L.U., a Spanish Company promoting business initiatives worldwide within the renewable energy sector, Bladena has intensified its marketing and development of the D-String® product along with other services in the Spanish market.
"It is important for us that our company has the best possible chances when it comes to penetrating a new market. Therefore, we are happy to partner with Delta Power. The quality of Delta Power's professional team and their extensive experience and market knowledge make them a great partner for the international expansion of the D-String® portfolio", says Ryan Hagelskjær Lauridsen CEO of Bladena.
D-String® is an innovative technology solution that prevents cracks in the trailing edge of the blade, contributing significantly to increase the lifetime of the blade and reducing the cost of energy.
Fernando Valldeperes, Partner Manager of Delta Power notes that "D-String® is a great example of an innovative and competitive solution capable of responding to the needs of our customers to extend the life of the blades. “With the backing of Bladena ApS, a dynamic company with extensive technical knowledge of this key component of the wind turbine, we can now avoid these high and premature costs."
"There is a huge potential growth in the Spanish market within the renewable energy sector. We have seen many examples of cracks in the trailing edge of the blades which means that the problem is surfacing and becoming an issue for turbine owners all over the world. Installing the D-String® can minimize damage costs and increase the lifetime of the blade", says Ryan.
Bladena is in a continued good development and we need more space to be able to spread our wings.
Therefore, we have said goodbye to our office in Ringsted and welcome to our new office in Trekroner, Roskilde. From the 1st of September Bladena is moving to the new facilities.
With the establishment of the new office, Bladena is able to accommodate the increasing work loads and strengthen its competitiveness globally.
“We are experiencing that the market is recognizing the structural challenges that are appearing on wind turbines. This means that the commercialization of our products has been intensified and our team is growing. Moving to our new location we can adapt our corporate structure and go even stronger to the market”, says Ryan Lauridsen CEO of Bladena.
Our new address is:
Universitetsparken 7, 4000 Roskilde
We look forward to seeing you at our new office!