Archives July 2022


July 2022


Increasing safety in the workplace

Proper safety measures and training are critical to the advancement of the wind- and renewable-energy industries.

It was about 4:45 a.m. in the summer of 1979. The sun was about to rise over the Atlantic Ocean. As a 17-year-old in my third year as a stern man working on a lobster boat, I thought I was indelible — burning the candle on both ends as my grandmother would remark. We loaded […]
Dan Erickson

UL 6141/UL 6142: Electrical standards for turbines in the U.S.

Retrofitting legacy wind turbines and maintaining current capacity with UL-listed products ensures that your systems comply with today’s safety standards regulating the North American market.

Wind turbines are built to last an average of 20 years or more before they are either repowered — which requires a major component overhaul — or decommissioned and no longer deemed a viable operating wind turbine. Not only are the exteriors exposed to environmental extremes, but the mechanical components have to withstand even more, […]
James Moorman


ematec to present new blade lifting beam at WindEnergy

Ematec, a specialist supplier of lifting equipment for the wind industry, is using WindEnergy 2022 in Hamburg, September 17-30, for an extraordinary presentation (Hall A1, Stand 415). For the first time, ematec will show an offshore version of its innovative RBC-D rotor blade lifting beams and also will show visitors a world first with revolutionary […]
July 28, 2022

ONYX Insight: Offshore wind Digitalization needs to ramp up

Owners and operators of offshore wind projects need to accelerate adoption of digitalization in a bid to head off the impact of soaring costs and supply chain challenges, according to ONYX Insight, a provider of data analytics and engineering expertise to the global wind industry. Despite the first offshore wind turbine being installed more than […]
July 5, 2022

B & K Vibro names Volker Polonyi as new CEO

Brüel & Kjær Vibro (B&K Vibro), an independent supplier of condition monitoring solutions for rotating machinery, has named Volker Polonyi as its new CEO and president. Most recently at B&K Vibro’s parent company, NSK, Polonyi was director of the European Technology Centre, a regional research and development facility, that developed advanced bearing technologies to ensure […]
July 5, 2022

Vestas gets repower order from Sacramento 

Vestas has received an 86 MW order from Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) to repower the Solano Wind Project Phase 4 wind farm in California. The order consists of 19 V150-4.5 MW wind turbines, which will replace the site’s current legacy V47-660 kW wind turbines. With this order, the collective Solano Wind Project will have […]
July 5, 2022

Exus to manage 3 Pennsylvania wind farms

Exus Management Partners, an investment and asset management firm focused on the renewable energy sector, is partnering with commodities trader Vitol to manage three wind farms, totaling 244.4 MW, in Pennsylvania. Exus will deliver full construction, energy, and asset management across the portfolio, applying latest wind technology to increase annual energy production and extend asset […]
July 5, 2022

Rovco begins 3-year contract for Beatrice offshore wind farm

For a third year, Rovco, a provider of offshore subsea and survey solutions, has been awarded a contract to carry out work on the Beatrice offshore wind farm, Scotland’s second-largest operational offshore wind farm. The project will be delivered by Rovco’s UK-based team, and will involve survey work on all inter-array cable and subsea jacket […]
July 5, 2022