Bram Cloet

In 2021, Fairwind - a Belgian company that designs and manufactures vertical axis wind turbines - performed climatic environmental tests on a 50 kW-Polar-Version-Wind Turbine prototype inside the Large Climatic Test Chamber at OWI-Lab, Sirris. Those tests were conducted to verify, at very low temperatures, the proper behaviour of its full-scale Polar-Version central shaft.

Pieter Jan Jordaens

A recent report, issued by one of the world's largest insurers of renewable energy assets, maps out the risks in the renewable energy sector, overall and by subsector.

Pieter Jan Jordaens

Belgian wind energy companies today enjoy an excellent reputation worldwide. They can count on the support from OWI-Lab, the innovation and knowledge platform with researchers and engineers from Sirris, VUB and UGent, founded 10 years ago now. The cross-fertilisation between the industry and the academic world turns out to be the key to the success of our Belgian companies.

Joey Bosmans
Pieter Jan Jordaens

Icing events during wintertime or at high altitudes still form a major obstacle in many industries, such as aviation, construction, (wind) energy and transportation. Companies are seeking for solutions to mitigate ice or to limit the efforts of ice removal. Research is often focused on designing new structured surfaces or using advanced coating technologies. In order to fully understand the potential of such technologies, there is a need to test such systems in realistic environments. Sirris comes prepared.

Olivier Malek

The application of nanotextures with ultra-short pulsed lasers remains interesting for many applications and LIPSS (laser induced periodic surface structures) is the most widely used technique. A newly developed module makes it possible to achieve more precise, higher-quality structures, even on large surfaces. This is particularly interesting for anti-icing surfaces, as applied in aviation or wind energy.

Pieter Jan Jordaens

During his keynote presentation at the 'Back to the future' seminar on 30 June Danish wind turbine inventor Henrik Stiesdal will talk about past & future evolutions in (offshore) wind energy.

Pieter Jan Jordaens

During a seminar which takes place on 8, 15 and 24 June, we zoom in on the technological and market trends in the production of green hydrogen by means of offshore wind energy: what new innovations are under development?

Setareh Gorji Ghalamestani

Qualify project partners Sirris and Damen are performing a market study on the application of adhesive bonding in offshore and marine sectors. The study gives an overview of the current state of the application of adhesive bonding in various sectors, focuses on the challenges and advantages of technology in offshore harsh environments. It presents several case studies showing successfully performed industrial projects. You can receive it by helping us!

Pieter Jan Jordaens

Wind energy plays a crucial role in the energy transition. Certainly with a view to 2050. Where will we be in 2021? What about the technology? Discover all about it in an inspiring masterclass and 2 thematic events in June!

Eddy Kunnen

The build-up of ice on the wings and propellers of an aircraft, drone or wind turbine results in reduced lift or increased consumption. Ice formation may be actively and passively combated. It’s recently been shown that making the surface superhydrophobic in certain weather conditions can counteract this ice formation.