Five ways to address the challenges facing future wind power construction and sustainability in the U.S. market.
Developer First Wind approaches clean energy generation by focusing on environmental and ecological impacts in the design and construction of wind farms.
Assessing two proposed HVDC transmission projects seeking to solve high energy demands in the South.
Complete preparation, including accounting for all factors prior to the pour, goes a long way in preventing costly foundation failures.
A digital camera can be a powerful tool in giving a total “snapshot” of your maintenance practices
More than just for crew photos, a digital camera can be a powerful tool in giving a total “snapshot” of your maintenance practices.
In drawing up your component transportation playbook, consider choosing an experienced third-party logistics provider
With at-height work risks extending beyond individual safety, there is no room for complacency or non-compliance among wind energy personnel.
As tower heights — and the expense of taller cranes — rise, ropes and cable-suspended baskets represent viable, efficient access method alternatives.
Having a systematic ‘Who, What, When, Why, and How’ data strategy beforehand is critical in assessing project successes and failures
Defining supply chain management can be confusing. Its true meaning is best comprehended by understanding the foundation and the individual functions.
Maximizing long-term integrity of turbine foundation integrity requires attention to fundamental aspects of construction and design
Avoiding contamination and performing grease sample analysis during low-speed bearing maintenance help mitigate chances of surprise events
Computerized maintenance management systems offer streamlined approach to maintenance and integration
Computerized maintenance management systems offer streamlined approach to maintenance and integration with ERPs for predicted growth of O&M segment.
Making accurate comparisons and a greater understanding of the budgeting process can aid in avoiding transportation “bill shock”
A wind project construction and design checklist for owners to ensure overall safety and meet the project’s economic expectations.
Meticulous attention to turbine blades — paired with a proactive, preventative approach — are key elements in a successful turbine blade maintenance plan.
Corrosion protection for offshore turbines requires proper resources and painstaking attention to developing an action plan
Corrosion protection for offshore wind turbines, due to constant exposure to a highly corrosive environment, requires proper resources and painstaking attention to developing an action plan.
Avoid getting caught up in the minutiae. Success in supply chain management depends on how well you adhere to these seven fundamental laws.
While often summarily discussed initially, planning for safety and quality are key to maximizing budget, schedule, and wind power production.
Consider the multiple benefits of condition monitoring equipment before basing decisions on the judgment that such systems are just ‘too costly’ — the savings will come.
As the industry contracts and companies look to external sources, learning to work efficiently with Contract Logistics Service Providers may become essential.
Production Tax Credit extension may lead to additional construction in winter months, so don’t forget to be prepared to adjust for conditions.
Reviewing the wind turbine theory of operation for better understanding is necessary for proper maintenance decision making
Reviewing the wind turbine theory of operation for better understanding is necessary for proper maintenance decision making, and can lead to increased production.
Measuring and accounting for the gap between expectations and results is key in efficiency, responsiveness, and overall supply chain success.
Wind energy development in Southeastern states faces unique challenges, requiring proper preparation and planning.
Despite advances in detection of potentially catastrophic failures of wind turbine gearboxes, proper maintenance and common sense are key to safeguarding against premature failure.