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Windtech International March April 2024 issue






Lloyd’s Register has appointed the industry-respected wind turbine specialist Steve Gilkes to lead its technical support programme for operators and manufacturers serving the wind sector.

Gilkes, who has started the role of Global Wind Turbine Leader after joining the organisation from GL Garrad Hassan. Gilkes joined Garrad Hassan in 1995 and was head of mechanical engineering of their turbine design department in 2009. He began his career in 1977 in avionic systems for British Aerospace Plc and worked in their flight test department on Jaguar aircraft. A move to Wind Energy Group Limited saw him rise to the position of Principal Aerodynamicist in 1990 when he was accountable for aerodynamic design of blades, aerodynamic noise suppression, load testing and monitoring prototype developments.
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