Top UK Energy Awards: GEV Wind Power Shortlisted in Two Categories
GEV Wind Power has been named as a finalist for two categories in the prestigious UK Energy Innovation Awards, which recognise the projects, technologies and talent at the forefront of innovation within the energy sector.
The company has been shortlisted for the Best Offshore Renewable Energy Innovation Award, for the innovation of its turbine blade habitat and the International Trade Award, in recognition of its international value and growing demand from overseas clientele.
GEV Wind Power has invested in its blade habitat, which was launched in November 2014, designed to create a weather-protected environment for blade maintenance on remote wind turbines that will extend essential repair works beyond the habitual May-October cycle.
It is expected to save the wind energy sector between three and five lost days in each maintenance season, potentially returning a minimum of 1-2% increase in annual energy production.
The UK Energy Innovation Awards, which have been running for five years by Energy Innovation Centre (EIC), celebrates those companies that demonstrate development of innovation within the energy sector. The winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Hilton Manchester, Deansgate, on Thursday 30th April 2015.
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