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The state of the art of gearboxes

Much has been written about the global growth in the wind turbine industry. Today, more than 341,320 wind turbines are operating worldwide. In particular,...

Where Bolting Meets Safety

With operator safety at the forefront of all industrial operations across the globe, tooling manufacturers are presented with the opportunity to create equipment with...

Meeting the challenges of bolts and torque

Depending on the maker, a wind-turbine installation can include 25,000 bolts or more. These bolts follow different journeys to their final destination where correct...

Giving clean energy a second wind

In a highly forested area of Sweden, the landscape is studded by wind turbines whose stately blades are slowly turning under the watchful eye...

The path to American offshore wind

The U.S. offshore wind market is finally heating up. This is evidenced by the likes of Deepwater Wind being acquired by Ørsted — bringing...

Advancing offshore construction

Slowly but surely, the floating offshore wind-energy sector is becoming more important, particularly because of the fact that the number of locations with shallow...

Construction management services: The key to success

Each year in the U.S., new wind-farm developments get built and are placed into production. This process does not happen by accident and includes...

The Winds of Change

Repowering an existing wind site can be a daunting task. Typically, you will face one of two scenarios: In one scenario you will “repower”...

 The Rise in Capacity Factor

Wind energy is enjoying a tremendous lift because of stable U.S. policy as well as the global markets where targets reducing greenhouse gas emissions...

Main shaft bearing lubrication

Wind power is advancing rapidly. From the ongoing proliferation of onshore turbines to an increasingly attractive offshore market — where technological advancements have made...

The Case for a Jones Act WTIV

Offshore wind farms in the U.S. have been talked about for years. The pioneering effort that brought the industry this far has not been...

Canada’s lowest-cost power option

Canada is the ninth largest wind-power producer in the world, with an installed capacity of 12,723 MW. At the beginning of 2018, we had...

STATE SPOTLIGHT: Wyoming – Harnessing wind’s potential

Wyoming has some of the best wind in the country, but the Cowboy State’s contribution to renewable energy has been sporadic at best, ranking...

MARKET OUTLOOK: Balancing advancements and risk

Greater decarbonization efforts are driving the continued advancement of clean power. As a result, cost-competitive renewable technologies — such as solar and wind —...

MARKET OUTLOOK: East Coast Offshore Wind Outlook

There is no question that 2018 is emerging as a watershed year for the offshore wind energy industry in the U.S., with several large...

MARKET OUTLOOK: The Wind Revolution

t turns out that tapping into a free and abundant natural resource that exists everywhere is among the cleanest and most efficient ways of...

Significant energy benefits

One of the world’s largest wind turbine manufacturers, Enercon, is using MasoSine SPS sinusoidal pumps from Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group to optimize the delivery...

A Foundation of best practices

As our fleet of wind turbines continue to age, understanding the structural integrity of its foundations becomes increasingly important. With millions of fatigue cycles...

Innovations in current transducers

Current transducers are a key electronic component of wind-energy turbine converters. They assist the power control system, protect the drive, and help feed energy...

Aspects of wind safety

Safety plays a key role every day as a wind technician in the field, whether in the nacelle or on the ground. As turbines...
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