Archives October 2022


October 2022


Maximizing the Potential of High-Power Wind Turbines

With rigorous investment and innovation under way to make offshore wind turbines larger and more powerful, MV converter technology will play a key role as wind-turbine power increases.

Offshore wind, now globally recognized as a proven and reliable source of renewable energy, is likely to maintain a high growth rate in the coming decades. This is according to the Ocean Renewable Energy Action Coalition, who says that by 2050, 1,400 GW of offshore wind could power one-tenth of global electricity demand. An integral […]
Daniel Gerber

Case Study: Wind Turbine DFIG Generator Slip Ring Defect

This case study shows how, in time, detection of slip ring defects could result in fast and non-expensive repairs.

Doubly fed induction generators (DFIGs) are still the most popular generator configuration seen in the wind-energy sector. They offer higher efficiency in variable wind conditions, but an extra component is needed to accomplish this task: the slip ring assembly. This is one extra machine part that has its own maintenance issues, and, therefore, it has […]
Mike Hastings


Atlantic Shores selects Vestas as turbine supplier for New Jersey project

After a thorough and competitive process, Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind (Atlantic Shores), a 50/50 partnership between Shell New Energies and EDF Renewables, recently announced its selection of Vestas as the preferred supplier for its 1.5 GW offshore wind project in New Jersey. Vestas will provide its V236-15.0 MW™ offshore wind turbines, with installation expected in 2027. […]
October 25, 2022

Perceptual Robotics partners with EuroEnergy with drone acquisition

Perceptual Robotics has entered an innovative new inspections partnership with global renewable investments company EuroEnergy. The company, which has bases in the U.K. and Europe, has been carrying out wind-turbine inspections at EuroEnergy’s site in Greece earlier this year successfully using its unique DOT drone and Dhalion system. EuroEnergy, which is a subsidiary of Libra […]
October 4, 2022

Business Network for Offshore Wind convenes industry in Norfolk

The Business Network for Offshore Wind, the leading non-profit working to accelerate offshore wind development and build a dedicated manufacturing supply chain in the United States, welcomed U.S. Congressman Bobby Scott, Maritime Administrator Rear Admiral Ann Phillips (United States Navy, Retired), and more than 350 business leaders and maritime industry experts to discuss the challenges and opportunities […]
October 4, 2022

Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind’s board names first CEO

The Board of Directors for Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind, LLC, (Atlantic Shores), a 50/50 partnership between Shell New Energies US LLC and EDF Renewables North America recently appointed Joris Veldhoven as the company’s first Chief Executive Officer. “I am excited and humbled to lead the continued growth of Atlantic Shores, one of the nation’s leading […]
October 4, 2022

International Wind Congress scheduled for Berlin

The International Wind Congress will be in Berlin, Germany, November 7-8. It focuses on wind energy, and it will provide its participants — developers, operators, EPC(I)s, Electricity TSOs — with a place to discuss their projects in a closed-door format. The two-day business program features more than 45 case studies from wind-energy experts, including Energinet, […]
October 4, 2022

Siemens Gamesa’s 5.X platform offers competitive LCOE

The boundaries of onshore wind continue to be pushed higher with the launch of a new product of the Siemens Gamesa 5.X platform with a rated power of 7 MW. The new SG 7.0-170 turbine will offer one of the most competitive levelized cost of energy (LCOE) in the industry, enabling customers to provide more […]
October 4, 2022