Adwen and Winergy Develop the World’s Biggest Gearbox

Adwen and Winergy have developed the biggest gearbox in the world for Adwen’s AD 8-180 offshore wind turbine. With an input torque of close...

A Temporary Solution

The repair of wind-turbine generators involves transporting damaged components long distances to repair workshops. As the components are often large, this logistical effort results...

SgurrEnergy Gets O&M Contract for Inch Cape Offshore Met Mast

Leading renewable energy consultancy, SgurrEnergy, has secured an operations and maintenance (O&M) contract for the Inch Cape Offshore Met Mast off the coast of...

Maturing the Wind Industry: OEM Aftermarket Support after Midlife

While at my local automobile service shop waiting for my truck to be serviced, I drew some parallels between the well-established automotive industry and...

Preventing a Flame-up

Fire prevention is a big land-management issue right now, especially after El Nino drenched most of the nation earlier this year. Weeds are at...

Online Tool Enables Users to Select the Right Heater Technology for the Job

The new SKF online heater selection tool introduces an easy, convenient, and highly accessible resource to make the right pick among heater technologies for...

New Tech for Inspections, Servicing, and Condition Monitoring

Romax InSight is launching two products to reduce cost and increase the effectiveness of wind turbine operations and maintenance (O&M). EcoCMS is a new, low-cost...

Siemens Signs First Balance of Plant Wind Service Agreement in the U.S.

Siemens recently signed a long-term contract extension for services and maintenance at the 152-MW Keenan II wind farm in Oklahoma that will also include...

Developers Turn to RNRG’s 80m Tilt-Up Towers To Improve Power Performance Testing

Renewable NRG Systems (RNRG), a designer and manufacturer of decision support tools for the global renewable energy industry, recently announced the sale of 20...

DNV GL To Provide Project Certification for E.ON’s Arkona Offshore Wind Farm

E.ON recently awarded the project certification contract for the new Arkona offshore wind farm to DNV GL. The project covers the inspection phases from...

BASF’s Leading-Edge Protection for Rotor Blades Passes 50-Hour Rain Test

BASF, which supports the wind energy sector with special systems and products, announced that it has launched Relest® Wind LEP S, an innovative coatings...

Renewable NRG and Ventus Install Wind Iris Lidar at First Uruguayan Wind Farm

Renewable NRG Systems (RNRG) and Ventus Ingenieria recently announced the acquisition and installation of a Wind Iris nacelle-mounted Lidar at the 20-MW Caracoles wind...

AWS Truepower Acquires Energy-Related Forecasting Assets from Meso Inc.

AWS Truepower, an international leader in wind and solar energy consulting and engineering services, recently announced that it has acquired the energy-related forecasting assets...

Allianz Risk Transfer and Partners Develop Swap Solution To Hedge Volatile Revenues of Wind...

Allianz Risk Transfer Limited (ART) and partners have developed an innovative risk management solution for hedging wind volume risks for wind farms. ART has...

Cyberhawk Completes ROAV Inspections for Forewind’s Dogger Bank Meteorological Masts

Cyberhawk Innovations, a world leader in remotely operated aerial vehicle (ROAV) inspection and survey, recently completed an operation and maintenance inspection project on Forewind’s...

Vaisala and Pattern Energy Strike Lightning Data Deal

Vaisala, a global leader in environmental and industrial measurement, has signed a three-year contract with Pattern Energy Group Inc., a leading independent power company,...

Vaisala Supplies Data to Endurance for Wind Hedge Transaction

Vaisala, a global leader in environmental and industrial measurement, is providing the long-term wind measurement data required by Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd., a provider...

Wind Prospect and Nabla Wind Power Service Launched To Extend Wind Farm Project Life

In response to the changing renewable energy market in the U.K. and the move toward significantly reduced and zero subsidies for onshore wind projects,...

Condition Monitoring: Vibration Analysis Should Not Be Intimidating

Vibration analysis is the most widespread monitoring technique used in wind turbines, and on a typical basis, it is the first and primary technology...

The State of Wind Farm Underperformance Syndrome

It is fair to expect that the energy output of an operating wind farm should be close to what it was designed to produce....
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