Department of Business Development and Technology

Developing a blockchain-based prototype for wind turbine fasteners

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  • Andrei Ionita, Fraunhofer FIT, Germany
  • Kristoffer Holm
  • René Chester Goduscheit
  • Per Hessellund Lauritsen, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy A/S, Denmark
  • Wolfgang Prinz, Fraunhofer FIT, Germany
  • Kim Nedergaard Jacobsen, APQP4Wind, Denmark
  • Kristoffer Isbak Thomsen, Vestas Wind Systems AS, Denmark
The wind energy sector is undergoing digitalization processes that span multi-tier supply chains of turbine com-ponents and wind farm maintenance, amongst others. In an industrial use case that includes Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Vestas and APQP4Wind, the processes of producing, fastening, and servicing bolts in turbines are mapped to a digital model. The model follows the lifetime of turbine bolts from the manufacturing phase, to fastening in turbines and maintenance, until their replacement and recycling. The development of the digital model is iteratively addressed in a design science research approach, as the authors actively contribute to the project. Distributed ledgers (DLs) support the notary documentation of the bolts and turbines, from their registra-tion phase to the assembly-, technical service verification- and recycling phases. The immutable and decentralized nature of DLs secures the data against tampering and prevents any changes taken unilaterally by engaging the service stakeholders and component providers in a blockchain consortium.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKonferenzband zum Scientific Track der Blockchain Autumn School 2021
Number of pages5
Publication year16 Sep 2021
Publication statusPublished - 16 Sep 2021
EventBlockchain Autumn School 2021 - Hochschule Mittweida, Mittweida, Germany
Duration: 13 Sep 202117 Sep 2021


ConferenceBlockchain Autumn School 2021
LocationHochschule Mittweida

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