One of the ways that Trelleborg is contributing to solving offshore wind challenges for its customers, is with the development of Frame™. This is a unique radar mitigation material designed and developed to reduce the clutter wind turbines cause on radar operator screens.
Terry Cooper, Managing Director at Trelleborg’s applied technologies operation in Retford, England, states: “Wind turbines can cause radar interference, showing up on radar operators’ screens as clutter, obscuring the display and resulting in lost aircraft tracking. Our Frame™ material has been developed to functionalize blade resins and fiberglass systems to enable integrated radar absorption."
“In many instances, windfarm sites are refused planning permission close to electromagnetic wave based surrounding infrastructures, such as airports. As Frame™ creates a truly robust stealth wind farm, this issue is avoided, facilitating development in previously restricted areas.”
Global Offshore Wind is a virtual online conference and exhibition running across three days from the 28 – 30 October, enabling attendees to hear from a wide range of industry experts and thought leaders, network and connect with exhibitors and learn more about the innovative solutions offshore wind sector is creating.