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Archives January 2022

Archives

January 2022

ARTICLES

Investigating offshore methodology

A new approach for a short-term wind speed model could optimize the design of offshore wind turbines.

Wind turbines in clean-energy production are like giant pinwheels that convert wind energy into electricity. Some of the strongest and most constant winds are those found offshore, feeding the need for floating wind farms and further research to advance renewable energy technology and methodology. Dr. Shu Dai, a doctoral graduate from the Department of Ocean […]
Hannah Conrad

The wind at your back

It’s important to tackle turbine downtime and lost energy to counter wind resource volatility.

Critics of wind energy waste no time reminding us that wind farms only generate power when the wind blows. Of course, it is not possible to control the weather, and wind-asset owners understand this. But with advanced digital tools that enable new operations and maintenance (O&M) strategies, owners and operators are increasingly taking back control […]
Evgenia Golysheva

Taking on Industry 4.0

As the wind industry embraces the importance of Industry 4.0, it becomes more important that the available tools are capable of communicating across multiple platforms.

The next phase in the Industrial Revolution is here: Industry 4.0. Following on the heels of the last great revolution in industry — the introduction of computing and automation into the manufacturing processes — the concept of Industry 4.0 focuses heavily on interconnectivity, automation, machine learning, and real-time data. “Industry 4.0 is a big move,” […]
RAD Torque Systems

NEWS

Crosby Group innovating floating offshore wind

It has been nearly two years since The Crosby Group, a global leader in lifting, rigging, and material handling hardware, completed the acquisition of Feubo, a specialist provider of offshore mooring components for the oil and gas and wind energy markets. The purchase included Feubo’s facility in Hattingen, Germany, that has continued to serve as […]
January 26, 2022

Vestas wins EnVentus repowering order in Germany

Vestas has secured a 42 MW order for the repowering project in Schleswig Holstein, Germany, with Repowering Wöhrden Poolgesellschaft GmbH & Co KG and Windkraft Looft Persenweg GmbH & Co. KG. Vestas will supply, install, and service seven V162-6.0 MW turbines, replacing the 25 legacy turbines now powering the site, which will increase the energy […]
January 6, 2022

ONYX Insight to monitor one of first U.K. wind farms

ONYX Insight is partnering with Windcluster, a U.K. wind energy pioneer, to support the life extension of aging assets one of the U.K.’s oldest wind projects. ONYX has installed ecoCMS, its condition monitoring system to monitor the four 850kW V52 wind turbines at Windcluster Haverigg III at Haverigg airfield in Cumbria. The system will help […]
January 6, 2022

Mammoet completes wind farm load-out in Spain

Mammoet has completed the load-outs of five floating wind platforms at the Navantia Fene Shipyard in Spain. The platforms will form part of the largest floating offshore wind farm in the world, Kincardine Offshore Wind Farm. “Having worked at this quay before doing similar complex operations, it was the key factor to deliver the floating […]
January 6, 2022

Seacat Weatherly secures Moray Offshore Windfarm charter

Offshore energy support vessel operator Seacat Services has signed a long-term charter for catamaran Seacat Weatherly to support operations and maintenance activity for the Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Limited. The 100-turbine, 950-MW capacity wind farm is off the coast of Fraserburgh, Scotland. “The North Sea is a key location for the U.K.’s offshore wind industry; […]
January 6, 2022

Siemens, Iberdrola partner on Spain, Portugal wind farms

Siemens Gamesa and Iberdrola have signed maintenance contracts totaling 1,928 MW at 69 of the energy group’s wind farms in Spain and Portugal for a period of between three and five years. The contracts cover the service of 1,963 wind turbines with outputs of between 660 kW and 3.465 MW of unit power. With these […]
January 6, 2022