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  • 18 June 2019
    Technology

    GreenSpur Renewables has built what is said to be the world’s largest ferrite-based direct drive permanent magnet generator (DD-PMG) for offshore wind turbines that is capable of multi-megawatt electricity generation. The DD-PMG, capable of producing 250kW, uses a new construction method that solves many problems today’s offshore wind turbines experience without the need for large quantities […]

  • 15 December 2016
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    GreenSpur Renewables has been awarded GBP 50,000 from the GBP 6 million SCORE fund, to move towards putting its low cost direct drive permanent magnet generator (DD-PMG) to test at the 10MW+ level by the early 2020s. The company’s technology is using ferrites to create the magnetic field instead of rare earth sources currently used. Ferrites are […]

  • 24 May 2013

    The debate still continues about which drive train is the best for a wind turbine.  “The Switch didn’t invent the permanent magnet generator (PMG), but we are making it commercially available. I could write a long list of benefits on why PMG, like higher annual energy production and lower maintenance requirements,” said Jussi Vanhanen, Director, […]

  • 18 March 2014
    Technology

    YASKAWA Electric Corporation, a global manufacturer of servomotors, controllers, inverters, and industrial robots, has announced that it will be the sole supplier of The Switch megawatt-class permanent magnet generator (PMG) and full-power converter (PMG) advanced drive train packages for wind power and other renewable energy applications to the Japanese market. The Switch products will be […]

  • 13 November 2013

    The Switch announced that their 8.6 MW permanent magnet generator (PMG) for offshore use successfully passed initial no-load testing. The PMG is scheduled to undergo full-load tests in the upcoming weeks. This medium-speed, rear-mounted PMG design  enables The Switch to lower the generator weight without compromising on reliability. Jukka-Pekka Mäkinen, The Switch CEO, said that […]

  • 1 July 2013
    Grid Connection, Technology

    Combined heat and power (CHP) systems are very popular in high-rise buildings as well as industrial sites and other facilities where they produce heat and power at a reasonable cost. CHP systems can save as much as 40% energy compared with traditional ways of producing electricity and heat separately. How can you save even more? […]

  • 11 February 2016
    Business & Finance, Technology

    GE Power Conversion has manufactured the first serial Permanent Magnet Generator (PMG) at GE Renewable’s offshore wind factory in Saint-Nazaire, which is to be installed in the company’s Haliade 150-6MW offshore wind turbine in Denmark. The 6-MW PMG is one of the world’s largest generators ever built. Its direct drive system has no mechanical gearbox coupled to the […]

  • 24 January 2013
    Technology

    The Switch will take part in the EWEA Annual Event 2013; Hall A, stand A20. The Switch is a leading supplier of megawatt-class permanent magnet generator (PMG) and full-power converter (FPC) packages for wind power and other renewable energy applications. EWEA 2013 will focus on providing participants with real opportunities to help them find the […]

  • 7 December 2011

    They say that the best way to predict the future is to invent it. And for The Switch, this holds true. They’ve created every bit of their present success by working closely with their customers, shaping the industry by making permanent magnet generators the technology of choice in the wind power industry and then cutting […]

  • 4 February 2013
    Technology

    ABB has delivered over 30 000 wind power generators during the past 30 years, corresponding to about 30 GW of wind power. The company makes generators for all drivetrain concepts, gearless or geared, both doubly-fed and full converter type. ABB introduced doubly-fed generators in 1997. The first direct drive permanent magnet (PM) generator was manufactured […]

  • 4 March 2013

    The Switch, a Finland-based supplier of permanent magnet generator (PMG) and full-power converter (FPC) packages, announced today that its first 5 MW high-speed drive trains installed in the field in China for CSIC (Chongqing) Haizhuang Windpower Equipment Co., Ltd (HZ Windpower), a Chinese wind power equipment manufacturer, are now successfully operating. The turbines operate continuously […]

  • 2 December 2014
    R&D, Technology

    The Switch, a specialist of megawatt-class permanent magnet (PM) machines and frequency converter packages for advanced wind and marine drive trains, has successfully tested its PM shaft generator in a rigorous bench test in Vaasa. The first pair in an order of four PM shaft generators is part of a complete system being delivered by […]

  • 20 March 2014
    Technology

    The Switch released today a technology paper addressing the ongoing industry debate on drive train technology selection. With this paper, the Finnish manufacturer tackles the performance misconceptions still surrounding the main two drive train technologies that currently dominate the wind energy industry and explains why PMG with a full-power converter (FPC) will emerge as the clear […]

  • 4 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    J.F. Lehman & Company (JFLCO) is now the full owner of Global Marine Group (GMG), after completing the acquisition announced in January 2020.

  • 29 April 2013
    R&D, Technology

    Eleven leading companies in Europe have joined forces in the newly established North Sea Power to Gas Platform to further develop the concept of Power-to-Gas (P2G): the conversion of renewable power into gas. P2G will play an increasingly important role in our future energy system, as it reduces temporal surpluses of renewable power by converting […]

  • 14 November 2013

    The Switch recently announced their new PMG8600-400, a medium-speed permanent magnet generator with a power rating of 8.6 MW. The generator features outstanding drive train availability and system efficiency, as well as high reliability. Their 8.6 MW permanent magnet generator (PMG) for offshore use successfully passed initial no-load testing earlier this month. Check out this […]

  • 12 September 2011

    With this move, PMV is supporting DEME’s initiatives in the area of blue energy and clean technology. DEME has been working on green projects for quite some time. In the past decade, for instance, the group created Deme Environmental Contractors (DEC) in partnership with the ‘Vlaamse Milieuholding’ (Flemish Environmental Holding). DEC specialises in the decontamination […]

  • 27 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    Siemens Gamesa is planning to pause the manufacturing of offshore nacelles at its plant in Brande, Denmark, citing delays in offshore wind projects as the reason. This, combined with the discontinuation of the production of the onshore Direct Drive (DD) technology in Brande and onshore blade production in Aalborg, could potentially lead to the lay off of up […]

  • 30 May 2016
    Authorities, Environment, Grid Connection, R&D

    The Danish Nature Agency (Naturstyrelsen) is initiating its first public consultation on the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process of the land-based technical elements for the Viking Link project in Denmark on Monday, 30 May. Viking Link is a proposed 1,400 MW High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) electricity link between the British and Danish transmission systems connecting […]

  • 5 November 2018
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Ireland is the only European Union country with an Atlantic coastline that is not developing its offshore wind resource, which is not only placing the country at an economic and competitive disadvantage, but also results in missing out on a large number of associated economic and social benefits, according to the latest report from KPMG.

  • 1 September 2017
    Business & Finance, Ports & Logistics, Vessels

    Chelmsford-headquartered offshore engineering services provider Global Marine Group (GMG) has expanded its operations base in the United Kingdom to include the Port of Blyth, Northumberland.

  • 15 December 2017
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    French Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition Nicolas Hulot has approved the switch from the Adwen 8MW to the Siemens Gamesa 8MW turbine to be used on the 496MW Bay of Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm, Ailes Marines, the developer of the project, said.

  • 29 January 2019
    Business & Finance, Technology

    Global Marine Group (GMG) and Rovco have formed an invested partnership through which GMG acquired a 13.8% share in this UK-based remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and hydrographic services company. Under the deal, the two parties committed to bringing intelligent inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) solutions to the global offshore market to improve data acquisition. SubSLAM, Rovco’s latest development, […]

  • 10 September 2012

    The Switch will be at the Husum WindEnergy from 18 – 22 September, at booth 2F06, where it will display one of its solutions, the 3 MW FusionDrive®, in real-life size. The Switch has taken a closer look at how to decrease the cost of energy. The formula for lowering the cost of energy is […]

  • 28 May 2014
    R&D, Wind Farm Update

    East Anglia THREE Limited, a subsidiary of East Anglia Offshore Wind and a joint venture between ScottishPower Renewables and Vattenfall, has announced dates of Public Information Days being held as part of the formal consultation process for the proposed East Anglia THREE offshore wind farm. The development of up to 1,200 megawatts (MW) is the […]

  • 14 September 2018
    Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance

    The UK-based First Subsea has secured a contract to provide Platform Mooring Connectors (PMCs) for the 25MW WindFloat Atlantic floating wind project in Portugal. The company will supply nine PMCs, each with a 5500kN minimum breaking load, to the project’s three MHI Vestas V164-8.4MW wind turbines to be installed 20km offshore Viana do Castelo. The PMCs will be used to connect […]