Archives March 2023


March 2023


Case Study: Inspecting Wind-Turbine Bearings

By investing in machines that can check the quality control of engineered bearings, companies can further push their green-energy initiatives.

Recently there has been a significant increase in demand for larger bearings up to 1,200 mm in diameter for use in the construction of wind turbines, which promises exponential growth in the coming years as countries across the globe work toward meeting their green energy targets. In addition to the wind energy sector, the Dudley, […]
Chris Wright

Back and Forth with Oscillating Bearings

Bearings that don’t complete the circle have different problems compared to fully rotational bearings.

Cranes, wind-turbine blades, and airplane wing flaps all have a similar problem: The bearings that help them rotate don’t go in a full circle. Like kids on a swing or seesaw, they oscillate back and forth or up and down. Some oscillating bearings also can be thought of as carrying a load rather than rotating […]
Mary Beckamn


Vestas secures 370 MW order for 2 U.S. repowering projects

Vestas has received an order for two wind projects totaling 370 MW to repower the Pleasant Valley and Border Winds projects owned by Xcel Energy in the U.S. The order for the 213 MW Pleasant Valley project in Minnesota consists of 97 V110-2.0 MW wind turbines delivered in 2.2 MW operating mode, while the 156 […]
April 6, 2023

TÜV NORD and COWI to take over Owner’s Engineering Services

Together with the international consulting group COWI, TÜV NORD will provide Owner’s Engineering services for the Egyptian wind farm Gulf of Suez on the Red Sea Coast. In this project, COWI will perform project management and design review while TÜV NORD will be responsible for all site services such as civil, mechanical and electrical quality […]
April 6, 2023

Saildrone announces new USV model

Saildrone, a leader in providing near real-time maritime intelligence using small uncrewed systems, has announced a new mid-size class of uncrewed surface vehicles (USVs). The 33-foot (10 m) Voyager is designed for near-shore ocean and lakebed mapping, and to meet the challenges of IUU (illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing), ISR (intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance), law enforcement […]
April 6, 2023

Clir Renewables on list of fastest growing companies

Clir Renewables, the market intelligence platform for wind and solar, has secured a ranking of 210 in a list of the fastest growing companies in the Americas, published by the Financial Times. Clir’s absolute growth rate was 274% between 2018 and 2021.

To be eligible for inclusion in the list, companies must be headquartered on the […]
April 6, 2023

Maryland makes history With 8.5 GW offshore wind goal

Baltimore-based US Wind and other Maryland leaders applauded Maryland Gov. Wes Moore’s announcement of major offshore wind energy initiatives during the 2023 International Partnering Forum in Baltimore. “Our administration is serious about offshore wind, and Maryland is ready to lead,” said Moore. “We need all hands on deck in this crucial moment — so we […]
April 6, 2023