Archives April 2020


April 2020


A new concept for offshore turbine tower construction

Geopolymer concrete and basalt rebar results in multiple benefits, including reducing cost by 36%, reducing weight by 40%, new production techniques, new transport methods, and new erection techniques.

There are approximately 340,000 wind turbine generators (WTG) throughout the world: 320,000 onshore and 20,000 offshore. The power output of the majority of these are 1.5 MW to 2.5 MW. The evolution of wind power has largely been about designing and building bigger blades and placing them atop higher and higher towers to engage stronger […]
Andy Filak

Why women need to consider a career in renewables

From young people to prosperous adults, the industry is proactively supporting the success of women who celebrate an interest in renewable energy.

Gender equality in the workplace is an increasingly pertinent issue. Across industries, there appears to be a continued imbalance with regards to the success of women in professional roles, including the renewables sector. Fortunately, this inequality has been met with a determination among energy experts to create a more welcoming and balanced working environment. As […]
Rotos 360


Vessel data critical to managing offshore O&M through pandemic

Crew transfer vessel (CTV) operators have pioneered a digital approach to modern fleet operations in recent years, using the vessel health and performance data gathered through advanced remote monitoring to drive operational improvements and maximize quality of service. This evidence-based approach to operations is now coming into its own as CTV firms seek to manage […]
April 28, 2020

CLEANPOWER 2020 canceled

The first annual CLEANPOWER Conference and Exhibition scheduled for June 1-4 in Denver, Colorado, has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Government-imposed physical and legal impediments — including quarantines, stay-at-home orders and travel restrictions, and concerns over the well-being and safety of all attendees, exhibitors and staff — have resulted in CLEANPOWER 2020 no […]
April 6, 2020

Siemens Gamesa secures order for 170-meter rotor turbine in Sweden

Siemens Gamesa continues to push the boundaries of onshore wind power following the first order for industry leading 170-meter rotor wind turbine. The company will deliver eight units of the SG 5.8-170 to Danish developer and wind-turbine operator Eurowind Energy A/S for the Knöstad project (46 MW) near Karlstad, in Sweden. The landmark order will […]
April 6, 2020

PSG unveils Checkmate Xplorer harness

Pure Safety Group™ (PSG), manufacturer of fall protection equipment used by workers at height, has introduced the new Checkmate© Xplorer industrial full body harness for fall protection to the U.S. market. The harness, designed to be more comfortable than conventional harnesses during periods of suspension and frequent loading, features visual alert stitching, an intuitive way […]
April 6, 2020

Zadok Technologies hires new VP of Operations

Quality Companies, the global offshore and onshore construction, fabrication and electrical and instrumentation company, has appointed Wayne Lacey as vice president of operations for Zadok Technologies. Based in Houston, Lacey will be responsible for supervising and managing the sustainability and profitability of all of Zadok Technologies’ operational procedures. Lacey joins Zadok Technologies from his role […]
April 6, 2020

Vestas wins 99 MW order and service contract in China

Vestas has secured a 99 MW order for two projects in Jiangsu Province in China. Both projects will feature a mixed site configuration consisting of V155-3.3 MW and V110-2.2 MW turbines. The order includes a supply of 16 V155-3.3 MW and 21 V110-2.2 MW turbines as well as a 20-year Active Output Management 4000 (AOM […]
April 6, 2020

Two PEMA production automation lines delivered to Taiwan

Pemamek has delivered two PEMA production automation lines, designed for foundation pin pile production, to CSBC Corporation, Taiwan. The investment is a part of CSBC’s business development initiative to become an offshore wind-energy turnkey provider and expand its operations in the national offshore wind-energy markets. The modern production automation solutions will enable CSBC to significantly […]
April 6, 2020