Archives June 2021


June 2021


The need for met-tower maintenance

Met-tower maintenance is an important part of an owner-operator’s fiscal budget and helps ensure every wind farm has an optimally functioning met tower.

In an age where the cost for everything is rising at an alarming rate, the last thing companies want to add is another expense. Asset management, risk mitigation, longevity of wind-farm investments, and the budget are at the top of every wind-farm owner-operator’s mind. What are the financial costs, liability risks, and data-accuracy implications of […]
Sam Mohler, Cora Faith

Drones can make inspections safer

Traditional offshore wind-turbine inspections come with significant risks for workplace accidents; however, the use of drone technology can change that by offering long-term cost benefits and improved efficiency.

Offshore wind capacity around the world now tops 31.9 GW, with expectations of an additional 11.8 GW growth by year’s end. Market development is expected to continue, especially as newcomers such as the U.S. expand their reach and countries such as Brazil enter the market for the first time. But offshore wind turbines remain vulnerable […]
Marla Keene

Providing predictive healthcare

A day in the life of a diagnostic service provider for wind turbines.

The Brüel & Kjær Vibro (B&K Vibro) monitoring and diagnostic group plays a very special service role in the operation and maintenance of wind turbines. In close cooperation with the wind-farm owner/operators, it manages machine problems from even before any fault is detected, right up until after the faults are diagnosed and fixed. This article […]
Mike Hastings


US Wind deploys floating Lidar buoy in Maryland lease area

Maryland-based offshore wind developer US Wind, Inc. recently announced the deployment of a meteorological and oceanographic (metocean) buoy to collect wind and marine life data off the coast of Ocean City, Maryland. Ocean Tech Services, LLC has been engaged to provide turn-key data services from the system, which include construction, testing, deployment, and operations of […]
June 3, 2021

Mayflower Wind, Anbaric agree to bring offshore wind to Brayton Point

Mayflower Wind and Anbaric Development Partners recently announced they have signed an agreement for Mayflower Wind to use transmission assets developed by Anbaric to bring offshore wind to Brayton Point. Mayflower Wind will bring clean offshore wind energy from its federal offshore energy lease area to Brayton Point, which will lay the foundation for the […]
June 3, 2021

Crosby’s lifting clamps can provide safer, more efficient wind operations

The wind industry is one of the world’s most demanding industries with unique challenges for those involved with manufacturing and installing towers, monopiles and transition pieces. However, there are common elements with many other end markets: heavy materials to lift from various angles, concern about equipment damage during handling, and a top focus on safe […]
June 3, 2021

Decarbonization development would cut emissions, safeguard jobs

Green infrastructure developer Cerulean Winds has revealed an ambitious plan to accelerate decarbonization of oil and gas assets through an integrated 200-turbine floating wind and hydrogen development that would shift the dial on emissions targets and create significant jobs. The £10 billion proposed green infrastructure plan would have the capacity to abate 20 million metric […]
June 3, 2021

Biden-Harris administration advances Pacific offshore wind

Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, National Climate Adviser Gina McCarthy, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Dr. Colin Kahl, and California Gov. Gavin Newsom recently announced an agreement to advance areas for offshore wind off the northern and central coasts of California. This significant milestone is part of the Biden-Harris administration’s goal to create […]
June 3, 2021