Tuesday, October 15, 2019

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Construction Event Attracts Nearly 130,000 While Setting Exhibit And Education Records

The future on display as global industry showcase spotlights new product innovations, technologyCONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE 2014 took center stage in Las Vegas March 4–8...

LM Wind Power Launches Blade Design Research Project

A leading supplier of rotor blades for wind turbines, LM Wind Power, has announced the launch of an innovative research project to develop blades...

SME “Manufacturing 4 The Future” Event Marks The Continued Strength Of U.S. Manufacturing

For generations, the strength of our country has rested on the power of our factory floors—both the machines and the workforce behind them. This...

An Unquenchable Thirst

Thirst has always been a motivating factor for Honest Tea president and TeaEO Seth Goldman. It was the thirst of sun-drenched golfers that led...

With Potentially Millions Of Dollars On The Line, Don’t Nickel-And-Dime End-Of-Warranty Inspections

Turbine owners, did you know that your end-of-warranty inspection may be the most important purchase you make since you bought the farm? The wind...

Specialty Lubricants Boost Efficiency And Reliability At Low Temperatures

The rapid expansion of wind energy throughout the world has been accompanied by a significant growth in wind power plant size. Rotor diameters of...

ABB Wins $55 Million Submarine AC Power Cable Contract In The United Kingdom

ABB, a leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth around $55 million to supply a submarine AC (alternating current) power...

Proving Out A New Method For Installing Offshore Wind Turbines

The traditional method of installing offshore wind turbines is to assemble the entire three-blade rotor assembly onshore and then use a large ship to...

Another Holiday Rush for the Industry…Only Different

A late-year push is nothing new to the wind energy industry—in fact, companies are used to it. Through the years, the federal Production Tax...

Preventative Measures Could Save Lives And Turbines In The Event Of A Nacelle Fire

Wind turbine fires scare the heck out of me and should scare you, too.Since modern turbines don’t have ladders both inside and outside the...

Foam Is Not Your Friend

During gearbox operation the gears churn air bubbles into the oil, which is called entrained air.  The entrained air, being lighter than oil, rises...

U.S. Wind Power Heads Into 2014 With Momentum

Last year was filled with transitional news concerning the wind energy industry, starting with the extension of the Production Tax Credit on Jan. 1,...

Thermal Imaging Scans Provide Personnel With An ‘Inside Advantage’ In Electrical Maintenance Tasks

Thermal imaging cameras are devices that can show you the differences in the amount of heat that is radiating off of a surface. The...

Profile: Imperial Crane

Ron Selby compares the multiple departments that comprise Imperial to the assorted components of a crane.“There are a multitude of components required to put...

Rules of the game: Assessing and assigning project risks

Wind construction projects typically begin with a contract between the owner and the general contractor.  This engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract establishes the...

The two most important construction tasks that every wind project owner needs to know

Every wind construction project has unique characteristics and challenges, but success ultimately depends upon the timely completion of two important tasks that typically occur...

Successful project road design and construction requires keen attention to geographic and environmental variables

With the exception of a handful of southeastern states, virtually every state in the country has a wind farm. Often overshadowed by the electrical...

Proper contingency planning can help minimize risks

Among the many responsibilities of the wind energy project balance of plant (BOP) contractor, few are as important as risk management.  The BOP contractor’s...

Preconstruction planning on wind projects yields budgetary benefits

One of the most valuable tools that an owner or developer of wind projects has in its planning toolbox is a good preconstruction value...

No two towers are created equal

From the hoisting industry’s standpoint, there are two sides to wind park construction; the physical erection, and the overall maintenance of the turbine or...
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