GEV Wind Power launches Blade Team


GEV Wind Power, a turbine blade repair and maintenance company, has further bolstered its services with the launch of a division called Blade Team.

Dedicated to the U.K. and Ireland onshore market, Blade Team will bring additional maintenance support to the region by providing in field-deployed rotor blade maintenance, using powered access platforms and associated services. Five permanent roles have been created as a result of the new division.

Blade Team will bring additional maintenance support to the region by providing in field-deployed rotor blade maintenance. (Courtesy: GEV Wind Power)

Stephen Robinson has been appointed Head of Operations at Blade Team and will lead the management team. Robinson, who was previously a director of U.K.-based Blade Wind Services, brings a wealth of experience and knowledge within the industry.

“I’m excited to be partnering with a global blade maintenance provider, supported by such an experienced team and comprehensive infrastructure,” Robinson said. “The integration of Blade Team’s expertise with GEV’s extensive industry knowledge and operational excellence, creates a dynamic and appealing collaboration.”

“As experts in rotor blade maintenance, it is important for us to identify the optimal method for executing routine and unplanned maintenance that best addresses the window to complete blade works,” said David Fletcher, GEV Group’s CEO. “The launch of Blade Team underlines this and will further enhance GEV’s service offerings.”

GEV has evolved as a leader in blade maintenance and repair through growth and acquisitions that build on its blade competence capabilities and in-house expertise across complex repairs, upgrades and maintenance combined with specialist blade advisory, risk and technology solutions.

Most recently, the Group acquired Rigcom Group, Australia’s largest domestic independent service provider (ISP), which specializes in field deployed rotor blade maintenance and a range of height safety services.

GEV has more than 1,000 technicians worldwide, believed to be the world’s largest blade-focused talent pool, and supports more than 200 projects across Europe, North America, and Asia with a network of operational bases in the U.K., U.S., Australia, Poland, and Denmark.

In the Group’s 2023 financial year alone, 1,122 blades were maintained by GEV, enough to annually power 320,000 homes and save more than 1million tons of CO2 emissions.

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