Core in wind energy
Renewable energy is key to a carbon-neutral future and wind energy is one of the most important technologies, onshore and offshore, to achieve that.
Core in wind energy
Core is one of the primary materials used to construct composite wind blades, nacelles and spinners. The blade is considered a key technological component of a wind turbine generator (WTG) as its design, and how it captures the wind, significantly contributes to the effectiveness of the overall WTG. Nacelles are either structural or non-structural, but in either case they provide an aerodynamic lightweight cover and in the former case, also structural properties, while the spinner provides an aerodynamic lightweight cover.
By using core, the designer and manufacturer can reduce the weight of the composite laminate in the blades, whilst sustaining the out-of-plane strength and rigidity. In addition, once it has been finished with perforations, grooves and cuts, and subsequently made into kits, it acts as a processing aid during the resin infusion process. Finally, the core contributes to a more sustainable solution since it is extremely durable and, depending on the type of core selected, enables end-of-life recycling.
Diab and wind energy
With decades of experience in wind energy solutions, Diab has gained invaluable insights into market needs. As a strategic and reliable partner, we have very long experience working globally with all major players within the supply chain, from the WTG OEMs to the designers, blade manufacturers (in-house, sub-contract or build-to-print) and kitters. We have the technical knowledge needed and the ability to apply it.
As a leading global supplier, we provide flexibility and all Divinycell core materials, finishing options and kitting products “in-the-region, for-the-region”, to support customers, reduce their costs and contribute to a sustainable world. With a global presence of technical support centers in China, India, Italy, Sweden and the USA, we have the competence, flexibility and agility to support you throughout the entire process, from choice of core, to finishing and kitting, to provide a complete “total cost” solution. Diab’s pioneering approach to “total cost” comes from our experience in other composite markets, experience that clearly has clearly benefitted the wind energy market.
With the market focusing ever-more on the Levilised Cost of Energy (LCoE), blades, nacelles & spinners, manufacturers are continuously looking to reduce their operating costs and increase efficiency. Applying Diab’s core knowledge and products can help them achieve this. Ultimately, the right core, finishing and/or kit, effectively integrated into the manufacturer’s process, can increase and optimize production capacity by reducing cost of materials and process time.
Diab is adapting to the rapidly evolving needs of the ever-growing wind market, with high flexibility. We are a strong, long-established and reputable global supplier, delivering solutions, in the region, for the region, to the highest quality and customer service standards.