The CTC Technology Centre has expanded its network of contacts and international partners at the world’s largest wind energy event. In addition to presenting its lines of interest within the sector and its leading research capabilities to companies and research centres, the only technology centre in Cantabria has taken advantage of its presence at the Global Wind Summit to reinforce and expand its network of international collaborators with different players in the sector.
Álvaro Rodríguez, the coordinator of CTC’s Industry and Energy area, represented the centre at this event held in Hamburg that brings together more than 1,400 exhibitors from all over the world. Rodríguez has conducted more than ten bilateral meetings with different players of the sector to explore new avenues of collaboration that allow the CTC Technological Centre to form new consortia to approach R&D+i projects. Aspects related to offshore structures for wind energy production, issues of operation and maintenance of wind turbines or monitoring systems and structural analysis of components were all on the table for discussion.
Among other capabilities, CTC offers its experience and knowledge in the improvement of critical components of wind turbines from the point of view of structural integrity, a highly valued aspect to comply with the different certifications required of industries. The service life of critical parts can thus be determined to ensure maximum performance of the wind turbine structures.
The Global Wind Summit, which will continue until the 28th, is expected to bring together 35,000 visitors from 100 different countries and regions. The event consists of the Wind Energy Hamburg trade fair and the WindEurope conference. CTC attended the event as part of a delegation of companies from the region promoted by Sodercan and the Chamber of Commerce of Cantabria, which acted as facilitators so that all interested entities could attend the congress.