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Comment optimiser et prolonger la durée de vie des éoliennes ? Laborelec ainsi que TVSud partageront leur savoir et savoir-faire à ce sujet le 02 septembre prochain lors d'un webinaire ! Inscrivez-vous dès à ce présent à ce dernier, qui constitue la seconde édition d'un webinaire dédié à la durée de vie des éoliennes, co-organisé par la BEMAS (Belgian Maintenance Association) et cluster TWEED.


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  • 09:45 Web meeting room open
  • 10:00 Introduction BEMAS / TWEED
  • 10:05 Presentation by Tuv Sud (35 min + 10 min Q&A) - SCHUMACHER Christian, Wind Turbines Certification specialist
  • 10:50 Presentation by Laborelec (25 min + 5 min Q&A) - KNAUF Elmar, BRONCKERS Stephane & BUCKLEY Fiona
  • 11:20 TBD (25 min + 5 min Q&A)
  • 11:50 End

The webinar will be hold in English.

Discover the detailed programme, as well as a presentation of speakers and companies !


Detailed program


Key aspects and challenges in wind turbine lifetime extension
  • Overview of the international and German guidelines regarding lifetime wind turbine extension
  • What are the basic principles of life time extension of wind turbines
  • Inspection at the end of the lifetime :

How to predict remaining lifetime taking into account the specific conditions of a wind farm without increasing risks

How are EOL inspections done ? How are they different from the normal inspections?

  • How is the remaining life time assessment and prediction done?



"How to improve the performance of your Wind park ?"

Content of the presentation

  • What is yaw Misalignment
  • What is the difference with pitch misalignment
  • How to detect and correct either misalignment
  • How do I correctly monitor turbine yield
  • Why is nort alignment important


Speakers & companies


Christian Schumacher, Wind Turbines Certification specialist at TÜV SÜD

Christian Schumacher is professionally involved with wind energy topics since 2010. He started his career at the wind energy project development team of Stadtwerke München where he worked on potential analyses, land securing, approval planning, micro-siting and project management. At the end of 2014 he took up responsibilities at TÜV SÜD, where he currently works in the area of wind turbine certification with a focus on load analyses and the continued operation of wind turbines after they have reached their design life.




Laborelec is a leading expertise and research center in electrical power technology.

Founded in 1962, Laborelec has over 55 years experience in the power sector.

Laborelec is a cooperative company with ENGIE and independent grid operators as shareholders.

Our competencies cover the entire electricity value chain: generation, transmission & distribution, RES, storage, usage of the energy for the industry and other end-users.

We put a strong focus on the energy transition and the 3D's : decentralization, decarbonisation and digitalisation.

We offer specialised services, R&D and global solutions in each of these domains, to companies in all parts of the world.

Laborelec has a global presence with activities in more than 60 countries and offices in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Chile, Thailand and the Middle-East.

Benefitting from the skills of more than 280 highly specialized PhD, engineers and technicians.

With a strong focus on high value delivery for our customers, we combine: expert knowledge and operational experience with state-of-the-art analysis and measurement capability

To provide 3 types of services:

  • Operational R&D
  • Specialized expertise
  • Tailor-made global solutions

We guarantee the independence and objectivity of our solutions and recommendations.

MODERATEUR - KNAUF Elmar, Key Account Manager Grids
Elmar Knauf
  • 2020- ENGIE LABORELEC : Key Acount Manager Wind, Business developper Grids Europe
  • 2017-2020 : ENGIE-ELECTRABEL : Project Manager construction Wind Onshore
  • 2002-2017 : ELECTRABEL : Project manager Electrical-gas connection & power quality
  • 1996-2002 : ELECTRABEL Netmanagement

EXPERT - BRONCKERS Stephane, Senior Expert in wind Power and technology Manager for Wind, Hydro & marine
Stephane Bronckers
  • 2017- Present : ENGIE – Laborelec : Manager of Wind, Hydro & Marine activities
  • 2015 - 2016 : ENGIE – Laborelec : Technical Contract Manager
  • 2009 - Present : ENGIE – Laborelec : Project Manager & Electrical Expert
  • 2005 - 2009 : MEC - Interuniversity Micro Electrotechnical Centre Analog RF Designer

EXPERT - BUCKLEY Fiona, Senior Expert and projet Manager with more than 16 years in the renewable energy sector
  • 2016 - present : ENGIE Laborelec : Senior Expert & Project Manager Solar, Wind & Marine
  • 2009 - 2016 :Tractebel Engineering

· 2015 - 2016: Vice-President Business Development Renewable Energy

· 2012 - 2015: Product Manager

· 2009 - 2012: Project Manager

  • 2007 - 2009 : DEME - Dredging international : Project manager
  • 2005 - 2007 : European Commission - R&D : Communication Officer and Manager
  • 2003 - 2004 : University of Wales, Bangor : School of Ocean Sciences Research Student


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