Wind Turbine Repair Material Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Type (Putty/Filler, Paint, Spray Adhesive), By Blade Length (Less Than 49.9m, 50m-59.9m, Greater Than 60m), By End User (Turbine OEM, Individual Service Providers (ISP)), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2022 To 2027

  • Published : Dec 2022
  • Report Code : KSI061614221
  • Pages : 135

The aerodynamic force generated by the rotor blades of a wind turbine which functions similarly to an airplane's wing or a helicopter rotor blade converts wind energy into electricity. Wind blades are subject to deterioration that could impair their ability to function effectively. To find any type of occurrence, it needs to be maintained and periodically inspected. Turbine damage can occur due to a number of reasons, such as lightning and bird contact, cracks and fissures brought on by ice and wind, blade edge opening, and aging. Due to the fact that wind turbines contain the majority of the wind power equipment, the need for repair services of multiple elements increased significantly as a result of the expansion in the world's wind energy capacity.

The increasing demand for wind power throughout the world is the main driver driving the market for repair materials for wind turbines.

Due to its capacity to provide clean energy, renewable energy is becoming more and more popular among major nations and businesses as global energy demand rises. A significant level of investment was drawn by the countries and businesses due to the deployment of wind energy with cutting-edge technologies. In the last few years, both the number of wind turbine installations and government initiatives to promote it has expanded. For instance, according to US government records, 1493 new wind turbines were installed across 11 states in 2021, and it is stated in the report that this project cost close to US$41 million. The repair parts of the wind turbine are under stress due to the  anticipated rise in the installation of wind turbines in more difficult and complex situations, such as farther offshore, which causes early component failure, including gearbox failure and other components, and is anticipated to result in a considerable increase in the wind turbine repair materials market.

Novel developments by companies

Vestas and BladeRobots introduced a robot blade maintenance technique in December 2022. Following its incubation within the turbine OEM behemoth, BladeRobots will provide AI-assisted blade leading-edge maintenance to the larger wind sector. According to BladeRobots, its maintenance robots can restore aerodynamic performance four times more quickly than equivalent manual procedures because they complete the necessary tasks on each blade before moving on to the next. The system's AI learning capabilities also allow it to adapt to all blade models. Leading edge erosion and damage is a significant contributor to turbine underperformance in the wind industry and according to Vestas, the new spin-out will enable it to quickly acquire a stronger position in the rapidly expanding O&M market for the world's rapidly expanding wind fleet.

Older wind turbines' blade root damage formerly could only be fixed at the manufacturing facility, necessitating costly logistics and lengthy downtime, leaving operators frequently with no alternative but to buy a new blade or dismantle the entire turbine. From September 2022,  Danish company CNC Onsite became the first to offer affordable precision repairs carried out at the wind farm, eliminating transport costs, financial and environmental costs, as well as waiting times for a repair slot, with its new portable tool developed to effectively replace damaged inserts in blade roots. The rotor blade is removed using a crane in CNC Onsite's technique and then brought to the wind farm's repair area. The defective inserts are removed from the composite material by the portable, automatic cutting tool that is positioned with the blade. A second, precise drilling procedure is carried out to ensure the cavity matches the replacement part's exact diameter and shape so that it can be placed and then secured using bonding material.

Regional Insights

The North American segment has a significant share in the global wind turbine repair market. Due to expanding renewable energy policies, the market for wind turbine maintenance and repairs is expanding in the area. However, due to China's contribution, Asia-Pacific has the fastest expanding wind energy market globally. The nation is regarded as one of the world's leading markets for onshore wind power. In India, the demand for energy is predicted to increase over the next ten years. As a result, the need for wind turbines and the repair materials required for these turbines is expected to increase in these countries in the coming years. The markets for wind turbine repair supplies in Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America are still in their infancy. Compared to other regions, these regions don't have as many large-scale wind farms. To lessen their reliance on non-renewable resources like petroleum, several of these nations have created regulations. Due to this, manufacturers of wind turbine repair materials now have significant chances to increase their presence in this area.

Key Market Segments

  • By Type
    • Putty/Filler
    • Paint
    • Spray Adhesive
  • By Blade Length
    • Less than 49.9m
    • 50m-59.9m
    • Greater than 60m
  • By End User
    • Turbine OEM
    • Individual Service Providers (ISP)
  • By Geography
    • Americas
      • USA
      • Others
    • Europe Middle East and Africa
      • Germany
      • France
      • The United Kingdom
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • South Korea
      • India

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

2020 has been taken as the base year in the wind turbine repair market.
Prominent key market players in the wind turbine repair market include General Electric, MFG Wind, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, S.A., Vestas, and Goldwind Americas, among others.
The global wind turbine repair market has been segmented by type, blade length, end user, and geography.
The increasing demand for wind power throughout the world is the main driver driving the market for repair materials for wind turbines.
The North American region has a significant share of the global wind turbine repair market.

1. INTRODUCTION

1.1. Market Definition

1.2. Market Segmentation

 

2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

2.1. Research Data

2.2. Assumptions

 

3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

3.1. Research Highlights

 

4. MARKET DYNAMICS

4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porters Five Forces Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.3.2. Bargaining Powers of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.4. The Threat of New Entrants

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis

 

5. WIND TURBINE REPAIR MATERIAL MARKET ANALYSIS, BY TYPE

5.1. Introduction

5.2. Putty/Filler

5.3. Paint

5.4. Spray Adhesive

 

6. WIND TURBINE REPAIR MATERIAL MARKET ANALYSIS, BY BLADE LENGTH

6.1. Introduction

6.2. Less than 49.9m

6.3. 50m-59.9m

6.4. Greater than 60m

 

7. WIND TURBINE REPAIR MATERIAL MARKET ANALYSIS, BY END-USER

7.1. Introduction

7.2. Turbine OEM

7.3. Individual Service Providers (ISP)

 

8. WIND TURBINE REPAIR MATERIAL MARKET ANALYSIS, BY GEOGRAPHY

8.1. Introduction

8.2. Americas

8.2.1. USA

8.2.2. Others

8.3. Europe Middle East and Africa

8.3.1. Germany

8.3.2. France

8.3.3. United Kingdom

8.3.4. Others

8.4. Asia Pacific

8.4.1. China

8.4.2. Japan

8.4.3. South Korea

8.4.4. India

 

9. COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT AND ANALYSIS

9.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

9.2. Mergers, Acquisition, Agreements, and Collaborations

9.3. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix

 

10. COMPANY PROFILES

10.1. Turbine OEM

10.1.1.  General Electric  

10.1.2. MFG Wind

10.1.3.  Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, S.A.

10.1.4. Vestas

10.1.5.  Goldwind Americas

10.2. Turbine O&M Individual Service Provider Companies

10.2.1. ABB

10.2.2. BHI Energy

10.2.3. Integrated Power Services, LLC

10.2.4. Renown Electric

10.2.5.  Rope Partner Inc.

10.2.6.  RENOLIT SE

10.2.7.  GEV Group

10.3. Putty/Filler, Paint, Spray Adhesive Companies

10.3.1. Scott Bader Company Ltd.

10.3.2. Kangda New Materials

10.3.3. Hexion Inc.

10.3.4. Hempel A/S

10.3.5.  Iberdrola SA

10.3.6. Sika AG


Turbine OEM

General Electric 

MFG Wind

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, S.A.

Vestas

Goldwind Americas

Turbine O&M Individual Service Provider Companies

ABB

BHI Energy

Integrated Power Services, LLC

Renown Electric

Rope Partner Inc.

RENOLIT SE

GEV Group

Putty/Filler, Paint, Spray Adhesive Companies

Scott Bader Company Ltd.

Kangda New Materials

Hexion Inc.

Hempel A/S

Iberdrola SA

Sika AG


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