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 Training  in the wake of corona

At the height of the global pandemic, as little as 24 percent of the usual amount of safety training was available for the world’s...

Where to locate wind farms?

Wind power is emerging as a sustainable source of electricity. As we know, finding solutions for improving the reliability and durability of gearboxes is...

MARKET OUTLOOK: ‘An exciting milestone’ for North Carolina

North Carolina has taken the first step toward what observers say is a crucial study of offshore wind — issuing a request for proposals...

AI for enhanced wind-turbine monitoring

As the worldwide installed capacity of wind turbines increases and plays a bigger role in the energy market, so does the need to ensure...

Winding down maintenance costs

It is no secret that the wind-turbine market is growing. Seen by many as the long-term answer to the future of power generation, the...

Wind: Largest Renewable Energy Source in the U.S.

The U.S. wind industry achieved two remarkable milestones in 2019 thanks to the ingenuity and hard work of the country’s wind-energy workforce. First, we...

U.S. Forecasts Call for Offshore Wind

Offshore wind projects are major undertakings that involve a vast array of stakeholders, so the key to the success of an offshore project is...

A new concept for offshore turbine tower construction

There are approximately 340,000 wind turbine generators (WTG) throughout the world: 320,000 onshore and 20,000 offshore. The power output of the majority of these...

Why women need to consider a career in renewables

Gender equality in the workplace is an increasingly pertinent issue. Across industries, there appears to be a continued imbalance with regards to the success...

Inspection of Composite Turbine Blades with Ultrasonic Phased Array Technology

1. Introduction In-service wind turbines operate in harsh environments. While the wind blades are subjected to a high-level of stress, other components of wind turbines...

New high-performance main bearing solutions for wind turbines

Today’s modern wind turbines can produce more than 7 MW of electrical power per unit — with offshore prototypes capable of achieving an output...

Improving the Service Life of Rotating Equipment

Wind turbines are typically designed to support a 20-year life cycle. Components are often subjected to extreme operating and climate conditions that can affect...

Building an American CTV supply chain

It’s no secret that, to build an offshore wind industry, you first need to build boats. U.S. offshore wind is still nascent, but, with...

Challenges of Bolt Tensioning

If you are involved in wind-energy construction or operations and maintenance, you know that foundation anchor bolt tensioning requires careful attention to the equipment...

The Need for Remote Sensing

Autonomous vehicles. High-resolution maps. Weather forecasts. With advances propelling the technology forward over the past couple of decades, Lidar (light detection and ranging) has...

Concrete spar buoy made with new materials and formwork

More than 80 percent of the ocean resource potential is in deep water. That is ideal for floating offshore wind power. This power is...

Case study: Turbine ‘multi-tasking’

Argentina is serious about increasing its renewable energy resources, aiming for 20 percent of its power to come from renewables by 2025. The country...

How do offshore wind farms change the wind?

November saw the start of the X-Wakes “Interaction Between the Wakes of Large Offshore Wind Farms and Wind Farm Clusters With the Marine Atmospheric...

Additive Manufacturing in Blade Production

Additive manufacturing (AM) has been around for a little over 30 years. It brought agile development into the manufacturing world because companies could now...

Extending the Lifetime of Wind Turbines

Wind turbines have a planned service life of approximately 20 years. Nevertheless, it has been demonstrated that many turbines are able to operate beyond...
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