Internship | Wind turbine blade damage inventory

Become an expert in wind turbine blade damage! Be part of a great collaborative project and help lay the foundations for the inspection and repair solutions developed in the AIRTuB project.



Education type

university (wo)


Internship and graduation project

Hours a week

Fulltime – 40


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What will you be doing?

In ca. 3 months you will gain a thorough understanding of wind turbine blade damage – the damage types/modes, location on the blade, cause of the damage, consequence of the damage, and the corresponding maintenance strategy. 

1. Literature study about the design and manufacturing of wind turbine blade, with focus on the state-of-the-art large blade used for offshore turbines.
2. Reach out wind turbine blade manufacturers and blade repairing companies to understand the blade damages and the corresponding maintenance strategy through interviews.

What do we require of you?

We are looking for a enthusiastic proactive person with ample structural and material insight (preferably experience with composite materials). Part of the work will be contacting and interviewing partners and you need to understand the sensitivities associated with the topic. Good communication and reporting skills.

What can you expect of your work situation?

The wind energy team consists of a great mix of highly international, experienced and young people who are open to share their knowledge. 
You will be working from the Petten location, great if you like the beach and the dunes. (The location can be a bit challenging to reach by public transport).

What can TNO offer you?

You want to work on the precursor of your career; an internship gives you an opportunity to take a good look at your prospective future employer. TNO goes a step further. It’s not just looking that interests us; you and your knowledge are essential to our innovation. That’s why we attach a great deal of value to your personal and professional development. You will, of course, be properly supervised during your work placement and be given the scope for you to get the best out of yourself. Naturally, we provide suitable compensation.

Has this vacancy sparked your interest?

Then please feel free to apply on this vacancy! For further questions don’t hesitate to contact us.

Contact: Rogier Nijssen
Phone number: +31 (0)6-293 85468

Note that applications via email and third party applications are not taken into consideration.


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