Archives June 2014


June 2014


Preserving Integrity in Composite Components

Repairing damage caused by age or environmental factors involves a process that can restore parts manufactured with advanced composites to like-new condition.

Composite repair is an art, relying on high-tech tools and processes—in the hands of skilled technicians—to extend product life. While composites are strong and durable, they are not immune to damage. Composite parts on everything from boat hulls to wind turbines can be impaired through collisions, lightning strikes, environmental exposure and other causes. In addition, […]
Patrice Aylward

Turbine Orders

This section is an overview of Turbine Orders globally.

GE announces 3.9 GW of U.S. orders since ’13 PTC renewal Manufacturer will add 2.8 GW to its U.S. installation tally by the end of 2015, credits advanced technologies and capabilities of latest turbine portfolio GE announced a cumulative 3.9 GW of firm and unconditional wind turbine supply orders in the United States since January […]


PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Flex Element Design Couplings Add Electrical Insulation To Mechanical Components

Motion system designers have a new option to arrest electrical current. In addition to their primary function, Zero-Max CD® couplings are designed with composite flex elements that are non-conductive. The flex element designed into Zero-Max CD couplings provides electrical insulation while protecting mechanical components from system overloads. CD Couplings do not pass electrical current through […]
June 11, 2014

Greensmith On Track To Integrate Four New Battery Types In 2014

Greensmith, a leader in grid-scale energy storage technologies has announced it is on track to successfully integrate an additional four new battery types in 2014, bringing the company’s total since inception to 12 using its battery-agnostic technology platform, now in its fourth generation. With over 23 MW of energy storage capacity to be deployed in […]
June 11, 2014

Vestas Lands 148 MW Order From First Wind

Vestas has received an order for 48 V112-3.0 MW turbines for the 148-MW Oakfield project in the state of Maine. The order is a call-off on the master supply agreement announced in December 2013 for multiple U.S. projects—the potential of which totals 718 MW. With today’s order, Vestas has secured 298 MW under this MSA. […]
May 19, 2014

ICUEE—The Demo Expo Takes Number Two Spot In Top-Trade-Shows List

ICUEE—The Demo Expo was recently named the number two spot in the recently-announced Top U.S. Trade Shows list from the Trade Show News Network (TSNN). TSNN annually ranks shows by exhibit space net square footage. For 2013, ICUEE won for its record-breaking size of more than 1.17 million net square feet, second only to the […]
May 14, 2014

TPI Buys Out JV Interest In Turkey

TPI Composites has announced that it has acquired the remaining twenty-five percent interest in its joint venture wind blade operation in Izmir, Turkey. TPI launched the business in 2012 with a local partner ALKE ÎNŞAAT and has grown the operation into the largest wind blade manufacturer in the region. TPI has invested more than $35M […]
May 14, 2014

NEC Acquires Grid Energy Storage And Commercial Systems Business Of A123 Systems From Wanxiang

NEC Corporation has announced the acquisition of the A123 Energy Solutions business unit of A123 Systems, LLC. This acquisition, for approximately $100 million, strengthens the energy storage capability of NEC’s smart energy business, a core segment of its Mid-term Management Plan’s commitment to social infrastructure. A123 Energy Solutions will be integrated into the NEC Group […]
May 14, 2014

Vestas Reclaims Top Spot For Global Wind Turbine Installations

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems has regained its position as the world-leading turbine installer, reaching first place in the top five companies in terms of total capacity installed, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData’s unique wind turbine installation figures for 2013. The company’s latest research shows that Vestas has knocked GE Power […]
April 10, 2014

Siemens To Open Remote Diagnostics Center At Service HQ In Denmark

When online, the new facility will monitor more than 7,500 turbines globally Siemens Energy Service has broken ground on a highly-advanced remote diagnostics center for wind turbines, located at the company’s wind service headquarters in Brande, Denmark. Upon completion, scheduled for autumn 2014, the 1,400 square-meter facility will be one of the most advanced wind […]
March 11, 2014

Hertz Equipment Rental Opens Bismarck, North Dakota Facility

The Hertz Corporation has announced that Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation has opened a new facility in Bismarck, North Dakota, to deliver specialty equipment rental solutions for oil producers, refineries, commercial construction, agriculture, wind farming and mining.  The new Bismarck facility joins neighboring Hertz Equipment Rental branches in Dickinson and Williston, North Dakota and Regina, Saskatchewan, […]
March 11, 2014

Axion Sells 100 Percent Recycled Heavy Construction Mats To North American Distributor Spartan Mat, LLC

Axion International Holdings, Inc., a leader in recycled plastic and plastic composite technologies announced that it has received a $150,000 purchase order for its 100 percent recycled Struxure heavy construction mats from Spartan Mat, LLC. The order consists of 7”x45”x16’ and 18’ & 20’ mats which will be distributed across the U.S. and Canada to […]
March 11, 2014

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Ron Crane Scales Increasingly In Demand In Wind Power Industry

The wind power industry has more than doubled its capacity since 2007 and with it has been a doubling in the demand for crane scales. Sales of Ron Crane Scales by Eilon Engineering have grown proportionately. In the wind power industry, Eilon Engineering dynamometers and crane scales are increasingly being used in the construction, testing, […]
March 11, 2014

EEW SPC And Bladt Industries To Supply Foundations For Cape Wind

The German company EEW Special Pipe Constructions GmbH and the Danish company Bladt Industries A/S recently signed the contract to supply the foundations for the first offshore wind farm in the United States. The two companies—both market leaders within their fields of business—have manufactured foundations for offshore wind farms all across Europe. Bladt Industries and […]
March 11, 2014