Supporting UK Composites

Composites in Renewable Energy - A Sector Showcase

The second of this year's sector showcase events will focus on composites in renewable energy. Composites UK is currently looking for speakers, table-top exhibitors and sponsors for the event.


09:30    Registration

10:00    Welcome and Housekeeping

10:05    An Introduction to Composites UK - Stella Job, Composites UK

Overview & Industry Standing

10:15    Overview of the Scottish Renewable Energy Sector - Jenny Hogan, Scottish Renewables

10:30    Challenges for Composites in the Offshore Wind Industry - John Ransford, KTN

10:50    Sailing into Wind Energy - John Walker, ACT Blade Ltd

11:15    BREAK

Manufacturing and Design

11:50    Pultruded Components for Blade Sparcaps – An Assessment on Business Case and Technical Challenges - Rakesh Raj, STRUCTeam
12:10    The Low-Cost Development of a Niche 3kW Composite Wind Turbine Blade - Warren Leigh, High Peak Courses

12:30    Manufacture of Large Structures by Direct Infusion - Stephen Leonard-Williams, Composite Integration

12:50    LUNCH

Inspection, Repair and Recycling

13:50    The Inspection, Repair and Decommissioning of Wind Turbine Blades - Steven Lindsay, Renewable Advice

14:10    Is Wind Turbine Decommissioning an Opportunity for a More Circular Composites Sector? - Scott Bryant, Zero Waste Scotland

14:30    ORE Catapult and Tools to Improve Leading Edge Erosion Coatings - Dr. Kirsten Dyer, ORE Catapult

15:00    Quantitative Inspection of Wind Turbine Blades using UAV Deployed Photogrammetry - Kenneth Burnham, University of Strathclyde

15:20     Requirements for Robust Certification of Tidal Turbine Blade Fatigue Performance: Outlook for the Next Decade - Dr. Jeffrey Steynor & Prof. Conchúr Ó Brádaigh, University of Edinburgh

15:40     Closing remarks

15:50     CLOSE

Table-Top Exhibition Spaces

Table-top exhibition spaces are available at this event for a price of £275 + VAT for Composites UK members and £450 + VAT for non-members. This includes:

  • One free delegate place with the option to purchase further places at a discounted rate.
  • Furniture - table & chairs
  • Social media posts by Composites UK announcing your involvement
  • Your logo on the event flyers/e-shots/programme.
  • An electricity point and wifi is to be confirmed at this time and cannot be guaranteed.

Contact us with enquiries or to book

Current Exhibitors

Partner Opportunities and other Sponsorship

Further sponsorship options such as delegate pack inserts, lunch sponsorship and more can be found in the brochure, here.

Are you a media outlet, association or other body with strong ties with the renewables sector? We are happy to form contra agreements with relevant organisations. Contact us for a no obligation chat.


Places can be booked via the link below. Please note that only one booking can be made at a time - please repeat the process if you would like multiple places ensuring that you fill in the delegate name field.

Composites UK Members: £105 + VAT (Login first to reveal discounted rate. Contact us with any issues).
Non Members: £165 + VAT

A discount code is available to members of:

  • IMechE
  • IOM3
  • RenewableUK

Contact us for the code. This will discount the full price of £165 to £125.

This event has been approved for Professional Development by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.

More information:

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Are you a member of Composites UK?If you log in you can book at a price of £105.00 (+ options) for this item.

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