Archives September 2014


September 2014


Avoiding An Ill Wind

Anticipating and meeting the site challenges that arise on wind projects

After a lackluster 2013 for wind power development, the wind market is once again growing. According to a Bloomberg New Energy Finance report, installations this year could reach 6.5 GW and grow to 8.5 GW in 2015. As wind development continues on its upturn, the focus is moving from “whether” to invest in wind power […]
M Michael Callahan, PE, Andrew Zlotnick, LEP, LEED AP

EDF EN Canada Aligns With McLeod Lake Indian Band For Three Possible Wind Farms In British Columbia

Representatives from EDF EN Canada Inc., a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, and McLeod Lake Indian Band (MLIB) today jointly signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) during a ceremony conducted at the McLeod Lake Indian Band Annual Meeting. The MOU concerns the potential development of three wind energy projects representing over 500 megawatts (MW) of […]


PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Rigging Handbook Now With Metric References

Crane Institute of America announces the availability of the newest edition of the industry’s favorite rigging handbook.  Rigging, by James Headley, has been converted from imperial to metric. Providing practical information and great illustrations, the Rigging Metric handbook contains the latest information on wire rope, rigging hardware, and slings, including capacity tables and charts.   […]
September 15, 2014

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Des-Case Launches Extended Series Desiccant Filters

Des-Case Corporation has launched a new line of desiccant breathers called Extended Series — aptly named, as the breathers will help companies extend the life of their lubricants, the life of their equipment, the amount of time between maintenance intervals and, most importantly, maintenance budgets. The series of four variously-sized breathers addresses a number of […]
September 15, 2014

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: ROEMHELD Launches Maintenance-Free Rotor Locks

Roemheld has introduced new rotor locks that are designed to deliver increased availability and simplified maintenance to wind power plants. A new, special coating prevents the locking bolt from rusting when not in use for a long period and non-contact position monitoring avoids mechanical wear and extends the life of the component.   A permanently […]
September 15, 2014

Apex Clean Energy Acquires Development Assets

Apex Clean Energy has acquired six wind energy development projects from BP Wind Energy, North America, Inc. These projects have the potential to support approximately 710 MW of wind energy capacity in Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Virginia, and Tennessee. “We are pleased to be building our portfolio in the Midwest and the Mid-Atlantic with these high-quality […]
July 14, 2014

Michels Ranked Among Top U.S. Contractors

Michels Corporation’s continued growth has earned a spot among the top two dozen contractors in the United States. Michels was ranked No. 24 by Engineering News-Record (ENR) on its 2014 Top 400 Contractors list. ENR is a leading publication for the engineering and construction industry. Michels is based in Brownsville, WI, and has 26 permanent […]
July 14, 2014

EDF EN Canada And Enbridge Dedicate Blackspring Ridge Wind Project

EDF EN Canada Inc.,  and Enbridge Inc., recently dedicated the 300 MW Blackspring Ridge Wind Project. Located in Vulcan County, Alberta, the project is the largest investment in wind energy in Western Canada. EDF EN Canada and Enbridge officials joined Alberta Energy Minister Diana McQueen, Derrick Annable, Reeve of Vulcan County, Kym Nichols, Mayor of […]
July 13, 2014