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20 September 2011 Business & Finance

  Alstom and several prominent US-based research institutions have been awarded a $4.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to research and develop advanced control systems and integrated innovative sensors that increase energy production and lower the capital cost of offshore wind turbines—especially those based on advanced floating substructures. The award was […]

13 September 2011

  On October 19-21, 2011, SGS will be attending China Wind Power 2011 in Beijing, China. Throughout the event, SGS will showcase a wide portfolio of Renewable Energy services, including Wind Turbine Blade Testing, Manufacturing Inspection, In-Service Inspection, and Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) at stand EB27. SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing, and certification company, […]

10 August 2011 Technology

On June 30, 2011, the SGS Wind Energy Technology Center (WETC) in Tianjin, China was awarded a contract to conduct full-scale Wind Turbine Blade Testing for one of the world’s leading component suppliers in the wind turbine industry. Throughout the entire contract, scheduled to run for approximately 8 months, SGS will perform frequency, static and […]

1 July 2011 R&D

The National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec) is offering the opportunity for a reduced cost testing of an industry partners large (>60m) Wind Turbine Blade in Narec’s new 100m Blade Test Facility (BTF2). Narec’s primary objective for offering this opportunity is to expeditiously commission the new Blade Test Facilities Data Acquisition System (DAQ), Static Test Winches […]

23 June 2011

The renewable energy industry is developing rapidly in response to ambitious targets set by the UK government. As a nation, they’ve got to reduce CO2 emissions and increase power generation from renewable sources such as wind, wave and tidal power. They are, literally, at sea in new territory and as a consequence may suffer from […]

20 June 2011

Unless an offshore wind farm is optimally designed, even the most powerful offshore wind turbine will under-perform. While there will always be a trade-off between turbine performance losses and wind farm lay-out cost savings, the trick is knowing how to strike the right balance, says the latest Wind Energy Update Offshore Wind Installation and Construction […]

25 May 2011

  In order to enhance flexibility and speed with regards to type certification, DNV is introducing a new ‘Special Level’ Type Certificate for wind turbines. It differs with respect to the Type Certificate according to IEC 61400-22 in that blade fatigue testing will not be required. The Special Level Type Certification will provide DNV’s clients […]

16 March 2011

LM Wind Power, the world's largest producer of wind turbines blades, announced today a major strategic move assisting the growing offshore wind market. The company will open the world's longest, widest and tallest wind turbine blade workshop, capable of manufacturing blades of up to 100 meters in length, far longer than any existing blades. To […]

15 March 2011

20 Megawatt wind turbines are feasible, according to a new report from the EU-funded UpWind project, published today at the EWEA 2011 Annual Event in Brussels. The UpWind project explored the design limits of upscaling wind turbines to 20 Megawatt (MW) and found that they would have rotor diameters of around 200 metres, compared to […]

27 February 2011

The wind energy market is experiencing rapid growth worldwide and has doubled in size every 3 years for the past 30 years. It is expected to have generated 331 TWh in 2010 alone, amounting to 1.6% of global energy consumption. This expansion requires new manufacturing plant including facilities for large composite blades. Applied Market Information […]

30 December 2010

Classification society ABS announces the release of a Guide for Building and Classing Offshore Wind Turbine Installations, the first Guide to address design considerations for the bottom founded support structure of an offshore wind turbine situated in tropical storm prone areas on the US Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) such as the Gulf of Mexico and […]

27 December 2010 Technology

ABB’s robot-based surface finishing concept for wind turbine rotor blades reduces paint shop energy consumption by up to 60 percent and paint consumption by 25 percent compared to alternative methods of applying surface coatings. Most importantly, it provides a perfectly applied layer of protection for one of the most demanding operating environments on earth. Few […]

10 December 2010 Business & Finance

Wind energy is developing itself to one of the world’s largest source of renewable energy. However, the erection wind energy converters (WEC) not only concerns efficient, environmental friendly generation of electricity. First and foremost, is the design of safe substructures for the ever greater dimensioned wind turbines, which must be able to withstand the static […]

19 November 2010

CIRCOR International, Inc. a provider of valves and other highly engineered products and subsystems that control the flow of fluids safely and efficiently in the aerospace, energy and industrial markets, today announced that Pipeline Engineering, a subsidiary of its Energy Products Group, has won a £7.75 million contract with London Array Limited. Pipeline Engineering will […]

7 November 2010 Technology

Power Team® introduces Predator Series – its newest line of high performance hydraulic pumps and tools serving the global bolting industry. This family of high performance hydraulic products raises performance and reliability to a new level. A new generation torque wrench features more efficient and faster operation in an envelope size that is 2/3rds the […]

25 August 2010 R&D

Portfolio comprising epoxy systems, coatings, polyurethanes and special grouting materials for rotor blades, towers and foundations of wind energy plants For the first time, BASF will showcase its current portfolio for manufacturers of wind energy plants at the “Husum WindEnergy” trade show. The offering includes products and solutions that allow efficient production and coating of […]

4 August 2010

As wind farms spring up inland and offshore and turbines get larger, so demands are increasing on windmill blade manufacturers. This will be discussed at the new AMI global conference on Wind Turbine Blade Manufacture, which takes place 7-9 December 2010 in Düsseldorf. The event starts with a review by LM Wind Power of blade […]

27 July 2010 R&D, Technology

British company Wind Power Limited has unveiled the new embodiment of its innovative Aerogenerator project visualised by leading international architects Grimshaw. The Aerogenerator X is twice the power and half the weight of Wind Power’s original Aerogenerator design. The Aerogenerator X is considered one of the only real alternative solutions available to help deliver the […]

11 June 2010

  Wind turbine rotor blades are extremely fragile structures, created by combining materials with critical interconnections between sub-components. In addition, they are subjected to highly demanding forces during their operational life. Wind turbine blade failures can have a severe impact on safety, turbine downtime and public exposure. This event, dedicated solely to the topic of […]