Webinaire : How to optimize and extend life time of windturbines ? | BEMAS-TWEED - 07 octobre 2021 (AM)

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Comment optimiser et prolonger la durée de vie des éoliennes ? Laborelec, Luminus ainsi que Tuv Sud 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.




  • 09:45 Web meeting room open
  • 10:00 Introduction BEMAS / TWEED
  • 10:05 Key aspects in wind turbine lifetime extension from the viewpoint of a certification body - Tuv Sud (35 min + 10 min Q&A)
    - SCHUMACHER Christian, expert wind turbines (load assessment)
  • 10:50 "How to improve the performance of your Wind park ?" - Laborelec (25 min + 5 min Q&A) - Julien Masson, Wind R&D Engineer
  • 11:20 Case Study of 2 old Walloon windfarms of Luminus - Luminus (25 min + 5 min Q&A) - Kelder Maxime, Wind Enegy Expert

The webinar will be hold in English.

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

Detailed program

Tuv Sud

"Key aspects and challenges in wind turbine lifetime extension from the viewpoint of a certification body"
  • How many additional years of safe operation are to be expected?
  • Which measures are necessary to further extend the lifetime of the wind turbines?

  • When is the right time to think about an LTE assessment?

  • How profitable will the continued operation of the wind farm be? (Here we can only cover the cost side of the answer, the question how much revenue can be generated depends on a number of factors and is not part of our expertise)


"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


The presentation will focus on 2 old wind farms of Luminus. We will focus on the different options Luminus has after 20 years of operation: Extending the lifetime or replacing by brand-new wind turbine (repowering). pro's and con's of each option will be presented.

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.

Julien Masson - Wind R&D Engineer

A Mechanical Engineer passionate about energy, Julien Masson completed his Master’s in Mechanical Engineering in Belgium at Louvain University of Engineering (UCL), with a specialism in thermodynamics and energy cycles. He subsequently pursued an MSc focusing on renewable energy in the Netherlands and Spain. After an internship at SiemensGamesa and at ENGIE Laborelec, Julien started his career as a Wind Expert for ENGIE Laborelec.


EXPERT - Kelder Maxime, Wind Enegy Expert
Maxime Kelder began his carrier in wind project development in 2010. He worked afterwards in offshore wind project as well as marine energy projects as technical advisor. He joined Luminus as a wind project developer and became wind energy expert over the years by supporting both wind development and asset management team.