Blade Inspection and Repair

Wind Turbine Composite Rotor Blade Inspection and Repair


Inspections, repair and maintenance of wind turbine rotor blades are paramount to ensure the efficiency of a wind turbine. Offshore Painting Services are able to provide qualified, competent blade technicians for all types of inspections and repairs, both onshore and offshore utilising a variety of techniques,including Rope Access.

OPS are proud to bring a higher level of professionalism and experience to the rotor blade composite repair sector, with access to the latest technological advancements for inspection and repairs, such as Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

Typically, OPS Composite Blade Repair Technicians are able to complete a variety of tasks, including:

  • Tip repairs
  • Leading-edge erosion
  • Trailing and leading-edge
  • Lightning damage
  • Composite laminate damage
  • Repairs to cracks and faults
  • Shipping, transportation and construction damage
  • End/Out of Warranty campaigns
  • Thermal inspections
  • Lightning protection system testing/repair
  • Blade furniture installation and repair
  • UAV inspections


Blade Inspection and Repair Training

The OPS bespoke, accredited blade-training centre is unique in the industry and consists of:

  • 2 full 12-metre rotor blades
  • 1 vertically mounted 5-metre tip section
  • Self-contained composite workshop

This new facility allows OPS technicians, current and future, to further develop their inspection and repair skills while enhancing their knowledge, offering unparalleled levels of customer service, with a robust solution to blade maintenance, resulting in cost savings for both the project and the O&M function.

The blade-training course delivered by OPS is accredited by GWO and has been independently verified and audited by GWO approved auditors so as to meet the exacting standards required by GWO and the industry as a whole.

Furthermore, OPS are proud to announce the OPS GWO Epoxy and Composite Blade Repair course is now accepted and recognised by Siemens Gamesa Offshore Construction as being equivalent to Blade B.

The blade training centre is further supported by our IRATA accredited rope-access training facility, providing rope-access training solutions to a wider audience including construction, rigging and agriculture as well as the emergency services.

An internal view of the IRATA training centre.


Simulated nacelle



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