Archives February 2020


February 2020


Improving the Service Life of Rotating Equipment

Technicians can prolong rotating equipment life in wind-turbine operations through proper bearings selection and installation, appropriate maintenance practices, condition monitoring, and predictive maintenance.

Wind turbines are typically designed to support a 20-year life cycle. Components are often subjected to extreme operating and climate conditions that can affect reliability, productivity, and, ultimately, service life. However, when properly maintained, they can continue to operate well beyond their expected lifespan. Operators are continually looking for new ways to help extend the […]
Kush Sodha

Building an American CTV supply chain

In order to properly maintain the operations of offshore turbines in the U.S., a full modern fleet of crew transfer vessels will be paramount.

It’s no secret that, to build an offshore wind industry, you first need to build boats. U.S. offshore wind is still nascent, but, with considerable state-driven ambitions and a national strategy in place, the Department of Energy found that the U.S. could install a total of 22,000 MW of offshore wind projects by 2030. Bringing […]
Andy Page


Greenbacker acquires 5-MW Community Wind Project

Greenbacker Renewable Energy Company LLC recently purchased the rights to a 2-turbine 5-MW wind Project, (“Holiday Hill”), from Cornerstone Renewables, LLC (“Cornerstone Renewables”). Located in Russell, Massachusetts, Holiday Hill is contracted to sell electricity through 25-year offtake agreements with three local utilities. The project reached COD in Q4 2019. “The Holiday Hill project is an […]
March 4, 2020

Low emission CMS developed by Bachmann, Nordex Group

Bachmann Monitoring, A leading provider of turbine monitoring systems, has developed a condition monitoring system (CMS) with extremely low electromagnetic interference emissions for a highly sensitive Dutch wind park. Dutch wind park De Drentse Monden en Oostermoer (DMO) represented a real technical challenge for Bachmann. The CMS had to maintain electromagnetic interference emission levels significantly […]
March 4, 2020

TÜV NORD to certify one of the world’s biggest wind-farm zones

The TÜV NORD experts in the renewable energy sector are starting the new decade with an exceptional project. The team recently began carrying out its first project certification in accordance with the innovative, internationally recognized IECRE OD-502 scheme. The installations to be certified are the Dutch offshore wind farms Hollandse Kust Zuid 1&2 and 3&4, […]
March 4, 2020

80 GW represented at Wind Operations Dallas this April

Texas will host one of the largest-ever gatherings of wind energy operations and maintenance (O&M) professionals when Wind Operations Dallas kicks off this April. The annual two-day event, now in its 12th year, hosts 500-plus attendees representing 80-plus GW of operational assets, or more than 10 percent of all the turbine capacity installed worldwide, according […]
March 4, 2020

Petzl to release updated harness line

Petzl, manufacturer of professional safety equipment, will release an updated VOLT® harness line in March. The VOLT harness line is designed to provide fall protection and comfortable work positioning for those working on towers or inside wind turbines. Both models, the VOLT and VOLT WIND® are easy to put on and take off with FAST […]
February 27, 2020

Product training for corrosion protection on turbines scheduled

In cooperation with Sika Deutschland GmbH, WINDSOURCING.COM GmbH is again offering free product training this year for customers from the wind-energy and hydraulic steel structures sector. The training will cover the use of SikaCor® SW-1000 RepaCor for the professional repair of corrosion protection of onshore and offshore wind turbines and hydraulic steel structures. The event […]
February 6, 2020

Aerox to market its leading-edge protection system for turbine blades

The company Aerox has just brought to market its leading-edge protection system for wind turbine blades; 20 months of work have been necessary to scale up the manufacturing and application processes of Aerox AHP LEP System, the innovative solution of the company for the protection against erosion of the leading edge of wind turbine blades. […]
February 6, 2020

Rope Partner secures new investors to meet demand for turbine services

Rope Partner, Inc., an international leader in wind-turbine blade repair, maintenance, and performance-enhancing services, has been acquired by funds advised by Magnesium Capital LLP (Magnesium). In the last decade, the global wind market has rapidly expanded, with the majority of operating capacity installed since 2009. Providing the required operations and maintenance (O&M) services for these […]
February 6, 2020

Onyx Insight and Castrol partner to deliver independent oil sensor study

ONYX InSight, a leading provider of predictive maintenance to the wind industry, together with Castrol, one of the leading experts in industrial lubricants, have embarked on a multi-phase study designed to uncover the potential of combining oil and vibration data on the accuracy of wind turbine health monitoring. With the objective to bring the most […]
February 6, 2020

Americas wind installations rise 12% in 2019 to 13.4 GW

The latest data released by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) shows North, Central and South America, and the Caribbean installed 13,427 MW capacity of onshore wind power in 2019, an increase of 12 percent on the previous year, which saw 11,892 MW installed. In North America (Canada and the U.S.), new capacity additions grew […]
February 6, 2020