Offshore turbines

We transform our customers' strategies to productive solutions

Technology & Solutions is R&D’s engineering and product development business that supports the wind, aerospace, rail, and large-scale industries.

We have a team of experienced and talented engineers who use their specialized knowledge and competencies to turn your challenges into world-class engineering and sustainable solutions.

We are the flexible partner supporting the early concept phase to the final product, filling your competence or resource gap. We provide individual specialists, a full team, or we can take on the full project.

Technology & Solutions provides engineering services, ideas, and solutions that make a difference for our customers and surroundings.

As a result, it was natural for us to pursue a closer collaboration with R&D since we are very pleased with their work

Ulrik Wolf
Director, Global Equipment Engineering at LM Wind Power

Our services

We offer services that match your specific requirements and conditions; whether you need access to a wind specialist or development and delivery of a turnkey project.

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Specialists

Our specialists can help you increase the value of your project by combining specialized engineers with broad industry knowledge. This combination will ensure innovative solutions that will add extensive value to your project.
Our main areas of expertise are:

  • Project management
  • System integration
  • Mechanical design (CAD, FEM...)
  • Hydraulic system design
  • Electrical design (HW, LW...)
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Engineering packages

By choosing the engineering package, you gain access to a team of engineering experts.
You can choose to maintain the overall responsibility of the project while our engineers offer their know-how in terms of new solutions or updates of existing ones. You can also let us help you develop a course of action that will help you make the right decisions and execute the project at the right time.

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Services

Due to our wide range of specialized competencies within the wind industry, we can address the complete life-cycle of the wind turbine. We have accumulated these competencies into a range of services:
Analysis of bolted connections, Lifetime extension, Optimisation of operation, Continuous Improvement Management, Retrofit, Cost out, and Cost analysis.

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Tools & Structures

Rethink efficiency in transport, installation, and service solutions for the wind industry. We offer specialist knowledge and expertise within the design, development, and manufacturing of transport and lifting equipment for the wind industry.

Our capabilities

Explore our capabilities within development and optimisation of components and systems for wind turbines.

Wind turbine
Pitch systems

The pitch system is of vital importance to the performance of the wind turbine.

R&D Product Development Wind has great experience within hydraulic pitch systems. We have been part of the design and engineering of pitch systems for a wide range of wind turbine and pitch system manufacturers.
Our track record includes, among others:

  • Systems design
  • Mechanical design
  • Hydraulic design
  • Control-loop design
  • System optimization
  • Load and performance evaluation
  • Dynamic simulation models
Tower vibration damping

The structural components of a wind turbine tower are exposed to highly varying loads. These loads may damage the bearings, gears, tower, and other components as well as reduce the overall reliability, and even the service life of the wind turbine.
In this context, a tower vibration damper is an effective way of suppressing the loads, seeing that it reduces low- and high-frequency vibrations in the turbine.

R&D Product Development Wind possesses knowledge within the design, installation, and operation of tower vibration dampers:

  • Tower dampers for installation
  • Tower dampers for operation
  • Active dampers
  • Passive dampers
  • System integration
  • Prototype delivery
  • System optimization
  • Cost out projects
Loads and control systems

R&D Product Development Wind has experience within both loads and control for optimization of wind turbine design and operation.

Our competencies include:

  • Flex5 and HawC2 experience
  • Blade iterations
  • Tower iterations
  • Power curve calculations
  • AEP optimization
  • Basic controller tuning
  • FAT1 and ConfigIT experience
  • Model updates
  • Classification of mode shapes, HawCStab2
Nacelle design

The nacelle contains many vital parts which ensure the performance of the wind turbine.

R&D Product Development Wind has wide experience in the design, test, and specification of the mechanical and electrical parts of the nacelle. We have participated in several projects for different wind turbine manufacturers.

Our track record includes:

  • Systems design
  • Mechanical design
  • Hydraulic design
  • Control-loop design
  • System optimization
  • Project management
  • Cost out
  • Cast iron main structure components.
Steel structures

The nacelle contains many different kinds of steel constructions.

R&D Product Development Wind is specialized within the design, test, and specification of steel structures according to relevant Eurocodes and other national norms.
We have participated in several projects for different wind turbine manufacturers.

Our track record includes:

  • Systems design
  • Mechanical design
  • System optimization
  • Project management
  • Cost out
  • Welding
  • Prototypes, construction, and testing of the above-mentioned areas
Bolts and measurements

Achieving the correct bolt pretension is essential in assuring safe operation of the wind turbine. However, the importance of correct bolt pretension is frequently underestimated. Since bolts hold together critical components, incorrect installation can increase the risk of partial or total failure. By focusing on achieving the correct bolt pretension, you can maximize the reliability of the turbine as well as reduce the need for maintenance and downtime.
R&D Product Development Wind's team of specialists is able to help you with all bolt-related areas; whether it is the installation of new bolts or evaluation of existing bolts.

  • Design of new bolt connections
  • Evaluation of new bolt connections
  • Evaluation of existing bolt connections
  • Root cause analysis (RCA)
  • Supplier qualification and quality assessment
  • Surface treatment of bolts
  • Specification of bolts and evaluation of test reports
  • Test/verification and supervision of different tightening methods
  • Tightening procedures, specifications, test and verification of bolts
Yaw systems

The yaw system ensures that the turbine is constantly facing the wind to maximize the effective rotor area and thus the power.
There are two main designs for yaw braking systems: Active and passive brakes. R&D Product Development Wind has experience in the development of both designs.

Our track record includes:

  • Systems design
  • Mechanical design
  • Project management
  • Cost out
  • Yaw rings
  • Test of components and/or subsystems
Hub design

The hub collects all loads and transforms them into electricity, which in the end is transferred to the nacelle.

R&D Product Development Wind has wide experience within the design, test, and specification of the mechanical parts of the hub.
Our track record includes:

  • Systems design
  • Mechanical design
  • Project management
  • Cost out
  • Cast iron design of the hub and accessories
  • Test of components and/or subsystems
Praque office employeer

R&D Prague - Add flexibility to your development project

R&D Prague is our office in Prague that consists of highly experienced engineers who solve complex and technically demanding projects for our customers within many different industries. The department focus on flexibility, where the engineers can supplement R&D's business areas to ensure that they can provide the right resources and competencies to the customers.

Why collaborate with R&D?

Your benefits:

  • Access to a team of wind specialists
  • Flexibility and the ability to choose the type of cooperation which meets your specific needs; from consultancy to turnkey solution
  • Customized solutions and short delivery time
  • Solution based on proven development processes

How can we help you?

Contact persons
R&D Contact Søren
Søren Kellenberger
Sales Director Technology & Solutions
R&D Contact Søren
Søren Bruun
Engineering Director
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