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How weather-decision support improves safety and reduces risk

Offshore wind development is booming. Following a significant surge in demand for renewable energy and a growing wind-energy market, developers increasingly shift to offshore...

Focusing on helideck safety

Helicopters are an integral part of offshore wind operations. Whether transporting crew members, moving equipment, conducting rescue operations, aiding with turbine maintenance, or conducting...

Getting wind of an opportunity

With the passing of the historic infrastructure bill in August 2021, the backbone of the United States will undergo a transformation over the next...

Ecological noise aspects of wind turbines

This article focuses on the ecological noise problem and economical aspects justifying wind turbine installations. The environmental issue such as physical limits, noise levels,...

Constructing a drag-based wind turbine

Due to the current technological evolution trend, the use of renewable energies seems to be the best suited solution for environmental protection against pollution....

A safer way to look inside the blade

Ørsted A/S (formerly DONG Energy) is a Danish multinational power company based in Fredericia, Denmark. It is the largest energy company in the country,...

Swarming: Adding Value to Wind Assets

The energy transition from fossil fuels to renewables is fully underway. Concerted action by industry leaders and investors is set to rapidly accelerate renewable...

Increasing bearing capacity at onshore wind farms

2020 proved to be a pivotal year for the global wind industry, as it recorded its best 12 months with the installation of more...

Avoiding Catastrophe

The aftermaths of most fires are difficult to contend with. Whether in the home, the workplace, in vehicles, or industrial machinery, when a fire...

Investigating offshore methodology

Wind turbines in clean-energy production are like giant pinwheels that convert wind energy into electricity. Some of the strongest and most constant winds are...

The wind at your back

Critics of wind energy waste no time reminding us that wind farms only generate power when the wind blows. Of course, it is not...

Taking on Industry 4.0

The next phase in the Industrial Revolution is here: Industry 4.0. Following on the heels of the last great revolution in industry — the...

The greening of offshore wind-farm construction

The offshore wind industry needs to substantially increase the durability, strength, and environmental sustainability of its wind-turbine-generator support structures while reducing the carbon emissions...

Why technology matters for the wind industry

The scale of wind deployments is increasing rapidly, with offshore wind farms becoming larger and more remote, bringing both greater energy production potential and...

Case study: Wind farm built despite challenges

Most construction crews build on urban or suburban sites and transport equipment on existing roads, but in the world of wind farms, extreme conditions...

Keeping up with market needs

Stronger focus on net zero goals is driving a huge surge for wind power. According to recent reports, 2020 marked the wind-energy sector’s best...

Formulating load-sharing behavior in epicyclic gears for wind turbines

In an ideal epicyclic gear set, every parallel gear path transmits the same amount of torque. However, it is well known that certain manufacturing...

High-volume shredding of oversize turbine blades now possible

In the wind-power industry, when turbines are eventually decommissioned or wind farms upgraded in a process called repowering, wind-turbine blades must either be disposed...

Canada’s energy future looks bright

With a global pandemic wreaking havoc and uncertainty on so many industries over the last 18 months, anyone watching the news would expect it...

Floating wind developers: It’s time to think smarter

The offshore wind industry has yet to reach its full potential. But, over the last 10 years, innovative designs and advanced technology has lowered...
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