Wind Recycling Concepts – DecomBlades and DecomTools Conference

7. september 2022 – 9:30 – 15:00 Esbjerg Konference & Event, Gl. Vardevej 82, 6700 Esbjerg, Denmark

Join our Conference on Wind Recycling Concepts and meet stakeholders from different sectors working within the field of decommissioning in the wind industry.

We have gathered experts from universities, industries, and ports in order to ensure an all-around approach of the topic. The conference is hosted by the two projects DecomBlades and DecomTools, funded by Innovation Fund Denmark and Interreg North Sea Region.

During the conference you will gain knowledge of the different decommissioning processes such as:

  • Shredding and pyrolysis of blades
  • The legal framework regulating the decommissioning possibilities
  • The role of the ports in decommissioning processes

Furthermore, we will present a use case scenario of 30 LM 48.7m blades located at the Port of Esbjerg

We will have breaks and breakout sessions during the day, which will ensure that you have plenty of time for networking and meetings with stakeholders from the entire value chain.


Participant target group

  • Project partners from the two projects (DecomTools and DecomBlades)
  • Recycling industry
  • Ports
  • Supply chain (Ports and Windpower industry)
  • Universities
  • Reference groups DecomBlades Value chain

Language: English


9.30: Breakfast and registration

10.00: Welcome and intro
by Thomas Vohs-Ahlers, Project Manager DecomBlades, Head of Membership & Sales, Energy Cluster Denmark

10.10: Project presentations:

  • DecomBlades
    by Daniel Kamyno Rasmussen, Project Manager DecomBlades, Lead Decommissioning Engineer, Ørsted
  • DecomTools
    by Dr. Stephan Kotzur, Director of the Institute for Logistics, University of applied Sciences Emden/Leer

10.30: Use case scenario (base case 30 LM 48.7m blades located at Esbjerg Harbour) from DecomBlades
by Kristine Wilhelm Lund, Ph.D fellow, University of Southern Denmark

10.50: How big is the problem
by Marcus Bentin, Professor at Department of Maritime Sciences, University of applied Sciences Emden/Leer

11.05: Decommissioning Framework including the legal aspect
by TBA

11.15: Coffee break

11.30: Gap analysis
by Ing. Harm Korporaal, De Lauwershorst BV

11.45: Ports central role in offshore decommissioning activities
by Theis Gisselbaek, CCO, Port of Grenaa

12.00: Pre-Processing and shredding of wind turbine blades/mechanical shredding
by Sophus Borch, Product Manager, H.J Hansen

12.15: Pyrolysis
by Nina Vielen-Kallio, Project Manager, ECHT
& Irene Bach Velling Villadsen, Project Manager, Project Execution, MAKEEN Energy

12.45: Lunch

13.30: Cement co-processing
by Marianna Canut, Research Specialist Engineer, FLSmidth

13.45: Decommissioning as business concept – How can the shredded blades be used
by TBA

14.00: Q&A

14.05: Breakout sessions – Reference Groups (coffee and cake)

  1. Mechanical Grinding
  2. Pyrolysis
  3. Cement co-processing
  4. Product Disposal Specification (PDS)

14.45: Sum up by all

15.00: Thank you for today


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