Archives November 2011


November 2011



NAES to Show at Power Gen International

NAESsm Corporation will showcase its diverse services portfolio at the 2011 Power Gen International Conference & Exhibition being held December 13-15, 2011, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Through a disciplined approach that emphasizes safety, compliance, performance, and cost, NAES offers specifically customized services focused on improving performance of generation assets. NAES […]
November 30, 2011

Maxwell Technologies CEO to Present at Baird Clean Tech Conference

Maxwell Technologies’ Chief Executive Officer David Schramm, will make a presentation at 10:00 AM (PST), December 1, at the Robert W. Baird & Co. 2011 Clean Technology Conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco. The presentation will be webcast live and archived for subsequent Internet replay via the following link: is a […]
November 28, 2011

Sandvik Coromant Releases CoroKey for iPad

Sandvik Coromant has released a free catalog App for the iPad that is designed to offer you the best tools in your machining applications that are easy to choose and easy to use. This will provide engineers, programmers and machinists a convenient resource for finding the right inserts for your drilling, turning, threading and milling […]
November 10, 2011

AMSC and The Switch Terminate Acquisition Agreement

AMSC, a global solutions provider serving wind and grid leaders, announces that its Share Purchase Agreement (“the Agreement”) with the shareholders of The Switch Engineering Oy (“The Switch”) dated March 12, 2011, as amended on June 29, 2011, has been terminated due to adverse market conditions for a financing required to fund the acquisition. Per […]
October 31, 2011

AMSC Unveils New Corporate Identity

American Superconductor Corporation announces that it is now doing business as AMSC and introduced a new corporate identity in order to foster strong, sustainable growth. AMSC’s wind and grid offerings are now branded as Windtec Solutions and Gridtec Solutions to better reflect the company’s expertise across the power lifecycle. The value of AMSC’s solutions is […]
October 18, 2011

NAES Bolsters Turbine Services Division

NAESsm Corporation, a broad-based provider of services to the energy industry, announces new project services team members to the Turbine Services Division. NAES has incorporated new management, sales, proposal, and support personnel with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences into its Turbine Services Division. Russell James, Rob Broglio, and Rick Stanford have joined NAES […]
October 18, 2011

Webinar on Underwriting Renewable Energy Transactions

Attent the interactive Web conference “Underwriting Renewable Energy Transactions: 500kw – 8MW” Wednesday, November 2, 2011, 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern. This webinar will discuss the following specifics to underwriting renewable energy transactions. Economic Viability / Financial Model:Source & UseProformaTax Credits / ITC Grant Developer:Track recordCredibilityCredit / Risk profile Sponsorship:Structure/CommitmentsTrack recordRisk profile Contracts:PPA/LeaseInterconnectionEPC turnkey contractO & M […]
October 18, 2011

First High Altitude Wind Energy Report from GL Garrad Hassan

Clean energy continues to grow, with renewable sources playing an ever greater role. Wind power generation, having expanded offshore, is now not only looking out but up. International renewable energy consultancy GL Garrad Hassan has issued the first market report that analyzes the burgeoning new industry of High Altitude Wind Energy (HAWE). HAWE systems are […]
October 6, 2011

Sealing Solutions from James Walker

Wind power can supply large amounts of clean electricity at a sensible cost, but there remains an acute need to iron out the hurdles the industry still faces. Downtime and unplanned maintenance is expensive, time-consuming, and prevents efficient wind power production. Few turbines reach the end of their life cycle without repairs, as such, operators […]
October 6, 2011

New President and Chairman at Alpine Ocean Seismic Survey

Alpine Ocean Seismic Survey announces that Robert Mecarini has been promoted to president of the company, and Gino Mecarini assumed the role of chairman. This planned succession enables Robert to take on all day-to-day responsibilities of the company, and for Gino Mecarini to provide ongoing consultation while transitioning toward retirement. “As a father and son […]
October 6, 2011

Availon Named Distributor for Schunk Graphite Technology

Availon, Inc., has been named a distributor for Schunk Graphite Technology LLC (SGT).  Availon will now offer customers products from Schunk including brush holders, carbon brushes, slip rings, and other components critical for the reliable operation and higher availability of wind turbines. Steve Thompson, Availon North America’s president, says that “Both Availon and Schunk have […]
October 6, 2011

Vestas Partners with Ontario Steel and Tower Factories

Vestas has announced its wind-turbine towers will be manufactured by CS Wind in Ontario for future wind-energy projects in the province. Essar Steel Algoma in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, will provide the steel for the tower sections. Meanwhile, the towers will be made at CS Wind at its new tower-fabrication facility in Windsor that celebrated […]
October 6, 2011

Duke Energy Chooses Siemens Turbines to Build Kansas Wind Farm

Duke Energy will use 73 Siemens wind turbines, each capable of generating 2.3 megawatts of emission-free electricity, to build its first wind farm in Kansas. Duke Energy Renewables—a commercial business unit of Duke Energy—will build, own, and operate the 168MW Ironwood Windpower Project in Ford County, approximately 150 miles west of Wichita. Topeka-based Westar Energy […]
October 6, 2011