FabricAir, a global leader in fabric-based air distribution systems, opened FabricAir Canada, Inc. in Waterloo, Ontario in May 2023. This expansion was followed by the acquisition of Borealis Wind, effectively increasing the suite of innovative solutions available from FabricAir. 

Borealis Wind’s unique and patented solution equips wind turbines with an internal ice protection system that utilizes fabric ducts to prevent and remove ice buildup. The lightweight solution allows cold climate wind farms to prevent costly downtime and damages, improving the efficiency and safety of wind turbines while providing a stable energy supply during the winter months.

The formation of ice on the blades of a wind turbine is a major and often overlooked problem. In countries with cold climates, this leads to large operational losses for turbine owners, unstable security of supply, and huge risks to people and property in the vicinity of an iced-covered wind turbine.

“We have been lucky to work with FabricAir since we started Borealis Wind, and we're excited about our future together,” said Daniela Roeper, founder of Borealis Wind. “Their commitment to innovation, quality, and customer experience aligns with Borealis Wind's values.” 

“We’re pleased to be expanding our product offerings to our global clients with the Borealis Ice Protection System,” said Brian Refsgaard, CEO, FabricAir. “This talented team of engineers combined with this innovative solution broadens our ability to provide innovative solutions for a wide range of industries.”