Archives January 2021


January 2021


Detecting loosened bolts on offshore wind turbines

In the normal operation of an offshore wind turbine, bolts can loosen due to long-term operation and exposure to vibration; however, a proposed device could help detect loosened bolts before extensive damage can occur.
By Wang Fei and Qu Jun

For the problem of loosened bolts in the long-term operation of an offshore wind turbine, we proposed a device to detect loosened bolts. The device included a vibration sensor, a signal receiver and transmitter, a CCD sensor, a data analyzer, power supply, a communication line, and a power supply line. The combination of a data […]
Wang Fei, Qu Jun

Maintenance-Free-Bolting concept for bolts up to M80 (3 1/8”)

ITH Bolting Technology combines digital bolting tool procedures, advanced fastener design, and installation know-how to reduce maintenance costs significantly – proven for onshore and offshore wind-turbine installation projects.

ITH Bolting Technology is a leading global system supplier in bolting technology providing bolting tools, engineering, fasteners and service. Under their brand, IHF Fastener Systems, ITH has developed innovative fastener systems up to M80 (3 1/8”), which are specifically designed to match the technical demands of onshore and offshore wind turbine joints. The “Maintenance-Free-Bolting” concept […]
ITH Bolting Technology

Using Lidar to reduce uncertainty in offshore wind development

With offshore wind development accelerating globally, Lidar is reducing uncertainties and meeting many previously unmet needs for offshore developers and operators throughout each stage of a project.

Offshore wind development is gaining momentum around the globe. Expected to constitute more than 20 percent of total wind energy installations by 2025, offshore wind is growing in both near-shore environments and in deeper waters farther from the coast. The United States, supported by a combination of federal incentives and state-level targets, is witnessing strong […]
Elvira Aliverdieva


New report reveals opportunities for offshore wind operators

The offshore wind sector should invest now in new technologies to transform operational practices and ensure continued growth, or risk losing out on significant immediate savings, and over the coming decades, too. This is according to ONYX InSight, a leading provider of data analytics and engineering expertise to the global wind industry, who recently released […]
January 27, 2021

Vestas seals another EnVentus order in Finland for a 90 MW project

Vestas has secured a 90 MW order from new customer Ålandsbanken for the Murtomaki wind project. The project comprises 15 V162-6.0 MW turbines maximizing the yield under the permitted tip height and a 30-year active output management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement. Leveraging the upgraded rating of the EnVentus platform, the tailored solution is designed […]
January 4, 2021

John Leahy joins GEV Wind Power board to support its growth ambitions

GEV Wind Power recently announced the appointment of John Leahy to the Board of GEV Wind Power. Leahy is a seasoned private equity executive with leadership experience across various disciplines enjoying an outstanding record of value enhancement across well-known companies including the luxury travel brand Tumi and Rank Hovis McDougall, owner of brands such as […]
January 4, 2021

Siemens Gamesa seals first wind project in Ethiopia

Siemens Gamesa has signed its first wind-power project in Ethiopia with state-owned electricity company Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP), strengthening its leadership in Africa as the country begins to expand its green energy capacity to meet ambitious renewable targets. The 100-MW Assela wind farm will be between the towns of Adama and Assela, approximately 150 kilometers […]
January 4, 2021

PSG names Dale Bartelson senior VP of sales and marketing

Pure Safety Group (PSG), the world’s largest independent height safety product development, manufacturing and training company, recently hired Dale Bartelson as senior vice president of sales and marketing. Bartelson will oversee sales, business development, training, customer service, and commercial marketing for PSG in North America and Latin America. Bartelson has close to 20 years of […]
January 4, 2021

Enel Green Power brings two new U.S. wind farms online

Enel, through its U.S. renewable subsidiary Enel Green Power North America, has begun operating a 199-MW expansion of the Cimarron Bend wind farm in Clark County, Kansas, making the overall 599-MW facility the largest renewable plant owned by the Enel Group currently in operation worldwide. The 236.5-MW White Cloud wind farm also began operations in […]
January 4, 2021