Blades Europe Forum, 18 - 19 February 2020

João Sardo

Wind Turbine Expert and International Asset Manager
Generg

Since working at Generg from 2004, Sardo has gained 1GW of wind turbine inspection experience as an Asset Manager and Wind Turbine Expert.

In specific WT blade related issues, Sardo has been involved in the development of autonomous/robotic aerial drone technologies, to be used in parallel to the more classic, rope access and ground-based camera inspections.

A wider range of inspection techniques has allowed him to have a more complete overview over blade damages, failures and other performance related issues to be discussed with some of the main OEMs, such as Vestas, Enercon, SGRE, Senvion and Nordex.

Generg, one of the biggest Renewable Energy producers in Portugal, recently acquired by TOTAL Eren, currently runs a portfolio of aprox. 670MW net power installed in Portugal and several other European countries.