Archives February 2022


February 2022


Swarming: Adding Value to Wind Assets

The key to unlocking the potential of existing and new wind assets is to connect the dots and ensure turbines are sharing and acting on crucial data streams to operate for the benefit of the entire wind farm.

The energy transition from fossil fuels to renewables is fully underway. Concerted action by industry leaders and investors is set to rapidly accelerate renewable energy growth. Although momentum is gaining, new approaches to asset optimization are needed to make best use of the influx of capital into projects. DNV’s “Energy Transition Outlook 2021” forecasts that […]
Ed Wagner

Increasing bearing capacity at onshore wind farms

While new wind-farm construction is vital for the transition to sustainable energy, the maintenance and upgrade of existing facilities will play an increasingly important role in renewable energy delivery.

2020 proved to be a pivotal year for the global wind industry, as it recorded its best 12 months with the installation of more than 93 GW of wind power. In Europe specifically, 14.7 GW of new wind capacity was reported; 80 percent of which was installed onshore. Wind turbines typically require preventative maintenance checks […]
Ronald Kleinjan

Avoiding Catastrophe

It’s important that operator-owners take fire risk assessments seriously in the global wind industry.

The aftermaths of most fires are difficult to contend with. Whether in the home, the workplace, in vehicles, or industrial machinery, when a fire is allowed to take hold, there can be overwhelming financial, legal, and life-threatening implications. It is no different when a wind turbine catches fire — and the impact is felt on […]
Angela Krcmar


TGS launches Wind AXIOM for offshore projects

TGS, a global provider of energy data, data-driven solutions and intelligence, recently announced Wind AXIOM. This unique wind data analytics platform enables offshore wind-market stakeholders to assess risks and opportunities associated with impending and future offshore wind projects. Wind AXIOM is designed to offer interactive feasibility analysis by aggregating many critical data categories in one […]
February 24, 2022

Siemens Gamesa names new CEO

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has appointed Jochen Eickholt, a member of the executive board at Siemens Energy as its Chief Executive Officer. Eickholt will take the reins at Siemens Gamesa on March 1, replacing Andreas Nauen. “Siemens Gamesa is experiencing significant challenges in its Onshore business in a very difficult market and we have appointed […]
February 4, 2022

WindCube Nacelle lidar earns full classification

Leosphere, a company that specializes in developing, manufacturing, and servicing turnkey wind lidar instruments for wind energy, announced that WindCube® Nacelle is the first nacelle lidar to receive full classification according to the new IEC standard for nacelle-based lidar. Latest enhancements to the WindCube Nacelle deliver simplified lidar system and data management with the cloud-based […]
February 4, 2022

Clir Renewables launches merger, acquisition service

Clir Renewables, a market intelligence platform for wind and solar, has launched a mergers and acquisitions (M&A) service. Clir M&A will help renewable energy investors gain a competitive edge by using Clir’s project performance analytics to understand project risk and asset health, enabling improved bids in accelerated timelines. “In 2019, Elemental Energy used Clir’s data […]
February 4, 2022

NRG Systems announces new vice president

NRG Systems announced that Enrique Lopez Salido is the company’s new Vice President of Operations. Lopez Salido oversees the company’s manufacturing operations, integrated supply chain processes, and quality program. “I am excited to join the NRG Systems team at such a pivotal time for both the company and the renewables industry.  As NRG’s portfolio continues […]
February 4, 2022

James Fisher launches decommissioning business

James Fisher has launched James Fisher Decommissioning (JF Decom) to support customers in the renewables and oil and gas markets. JF Decom will provide customers with a dedicated team to provide delivery in complex projects such as subsea infrastructure removal; structural removal, well severance, and well abandonment. With one of the world’s largest fleets of […]
February 4, 2022