Archives April 2011


April 2011


Ensuring worker safety is a critical aspect of a construction project’s success

Ensuring worker safety is a critical aspect of a construction project’s success. This first in a two-part series outlines the importance of emergency preparedness.

There is nothing more important to your business than the people who work for you. All aspects of your operation depend on their efforts and ability to effectively support your presence in the wind industry. Whether you are an owner, developer, or fellow contractor in the wind power sector, emergency preparedness and ensuring worker safety […]
Trent Schon

Cleaning the turbine properly is just as important as more-technical O&M procedures

It could be argued that cleaning the turbine properly is just as important as more-technical O&M procedures. Here are the points you should keep in mind.

A wind technician education consists of learning how to maintain and service wind turbines that are designed to generate electricity. Courses begin with the introduction of wind turbines and are followed by key topics on mechanical systems, electrical systems, power electronics, semiconductor devices and circuits, hydraulics, cranes and rigging, and various computer applications. With all […]
Merritt Brown

The U.S. DOE has announced funding opportunities for a “€œNational Offshore Wind Strategy”

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced funding opportunities for a “€œNational Offshore Wind Strategy.”€ Here’€™s what you should know about getting onboard.

The potential benefits of an offshore wind deployment in the United States are manifold. It is well known that offshore winds are stronger and more consistent than onshore winds, leading to increased capacity factors compared to onshore wind power production. Furthermore, the highly populated coastal areas in the United States consume about 78 percent of […]
Sven Schmitz, Ph.D.

Component manufacturers will benefit by understanding how to use rail as an alternative transport mode

It is no secret that the new class of wind turbine designs is challenging the limits of transportation logistics. Not only are the nacelles becoming heavier, but blades and tower sections are becoming larger and longer. Many highway jurisdictions are restricting the movements of large components and sometimes will deny permit applications if alternative forms […]
Anne Puhalovich


Symphonie iPackGPS Communications Module from NRG Systems

NRG Systems, manufacturer of wind measurement equipment for the global wind energy industry, has introduced the Symphonie iPackGPS, an upgraded communications module used to transmit wind resource data from the field to end users. Compatible with GSM, CDMA, or satellite networks, the iPackGPS provides several technological improvements over the previous generation of iPack. These include […]
March 31, 2011

New Vice Presidents at NAES Corp.

NAES Corporation, a broad-based provider of services to the energy industry, announces the addition of two vice presidents to its Engineering & Construction Group. Butch Kimbrell has joined the company as vice president of construction, and Bob DeNeve has joined as vice president of business development. Kimbrell brings over 30 years experience in project management, strategic […]
March 31, 2011

Rexnord Opens New Gearbox Repair and Remanufacturing Facility

Rexnord Industries has opened a fully renovated 29,000 square-foot gearbox repair and remanufacturing facility in Salt Lake City. The facility is part of Rexnord’s Falk™ RENEW® Prager® product services, which repairs or rebuilds gearboxes of all makes, brands, and sizes. “Rexnord’s gearbox repair services offer our customers cost-effective solutions when downtime is critical and long-term […]
March 31, 2011

New Global Marketing Director at Dow Wire & Cable

Dow Wire & Cable announces the appointment of Brad Miller as global marketing director. In this role he will drive strategic growth initiatives utilizing Dow Wire & Cable’s portfolio of products, technologies, and power industry expertise. This will include executing global product launches for solutions in the traditional power and alternative energy industries as well […]
March 31, 2011

Wind Turbine Couplings from Zero-Max

Zero-Max, Inc., an ISO 9001:2008 certified design and manufacturing company, announces expansion of its wind turbine couplings covering a broad range of wind turbine applications. These couplings are now available as an upgrade replacement for existing wind turbines and for OEM applications. Proven and tested under conditions simulating a 20-year load spectrum of continuous operation, […]
March 31, 2011

Global Marine Energy Now Open for Business in Boston

Global Marine Energy, Inc., announces the opening of its office in Boston, Massachusetts. The company is an American-owned licensee of Global Marine Systems Ltd, the market leading offshore cable installation and marine engineering company. For over 160 years Global Marine has been successfully installing cable throughout the world’s oceans, and for the past decade has […]
March 31, 2011

Shaft Grounding Ring Kit from Electro Static Technology

The AEGIS™ SGR bearing protection ring protects the bearings of VFD-driven motors from electrical damage, and the new all-inclusive AEGIS universal mounting kit (U-Kit) simplifies its mounting on virtually any AC motor shaft. Available from Electro Static Technology, the kit includes the proven AEGIS grounding ring and mounting hardware for most motor designs. Ordered based […]
March 31, 2011