Marlow's Sustainable Rope Innovation for Wind Turbine Robotic Cleaning System

With a reputation for developing high performance solutions using sustainably manufactured synthetic fibres, combined with over 200 years of rope engineering knowledge, Marlow worked with Latvian based company Aerones for over six years to develop the best synthetic fibre rope solution for their wind turbine robotics cleaning systems which are used to maintain, inspect and clean on and offshore wind turbine blades.

Aerones are the world  leading robot-enabled wind turbine maintenance and inspections service provider.  Their innovations promote intelligent maintenance of wind turbine blades and towers, helping to maximise efficiency of wind assets whilst lowering operating costs.  Aerones serve customers that represent over 50 percent of the world’s wind power capacity.

Marlow's sustainably manufactured fibre rope solution used in the Aerones robotic blade systems is D12 Max 99  manufactured using bio-based Dyneema SK99 for guaranteed quality, very high strength and minimal creep, ideal for high-load, diameter or safety critical applications.  

The sustainably manufactured Bio-based Dyneema® yarn used in the D12 Max 99 product has identical technical characteristics and performance as conventional Dyneema® but uses waste from the pulp and timber industry as its primary raw-material.   ISCC certified as sustainable and renewable via “mass-balancing” means that the Ethylene feedstock used to make Dyneema is transitioned from conventional petrochemical sources to sustainable and renewable sources with no change to the manufacturing process or the quality and performance of the yarn.

We'll be talking about this innovation and many others at the forthcoming  Wind Energy industry events:

  • Wind Europe  in Copenhagen 25-27 April on Stand C4-A62
  • Global Offshore Wind Expo at London's Excel on 14-15 June on stand J2.

Get in touch with the team to find out more:
Click here to see how the robotic blade inspection systems work

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