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Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy UK Ltd. and Ziton A/S have signed the contract for the upgrade of blades at the West of Duddon Sands wind farm offshore the UK. Under the contract, Ziton will provide a turnkey solution to upgrade the blades of the wind farm's 108 turbines. The upgrade of the blades will be […]
LM Wind Power has produced the first blade for GE’s Haliade-X 12MW offshore wind turbine at its factory in Cherbourg, France. According to LM Wind Power, the 107m long blade, the world's largest, has completed the molding process. The LM 107.0 P will now proceed with post-molding finishing touches, before undergoing testing and validation to demonstrate its ability […]
Vattenfall has issued a tender seeking a company to carry out wind turbine blade repair for its wind energy projects across Europe. The awarded company will be responsible for work on both offshore and onshore wind projects in the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark and Sweden. According to Vattenfall, the blade repair activities are expected […]
DNV GL has launched a joint industry project with ten commercial partners to develop a comprehensive methodology for blade rain erosion analysis (COBRA). DNV GL has partnered with Vestas, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, LM Wind Power, Ørsted, Mankeweicz, Akzonobel, Aerox-CEU, Polytech, Hempel and PPG, to take up the challenge of analysing the effect that rain […]
Siemens Gamesa has started producing the blades for the Formosa 1 Phase 2 offshore wind project in Taiwan. The company said the blades were cast at its Aalborg factory in Denmark using Swancor resin and hardener. Siemens Gamesa won the contract to supply 20 SWT-6.0-154 turbines, which will produce a capacity of 120MW, for the project in April last […]
The first 75-metre blade for the East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm has been produced at Siemens Gamesa's facility at Green Port Hull, ScottishPower Renewables said. The fibre glass blade is the first of 306 which will be manufactured at the site for the 714MW East Anglia ONE project located 43km off the Suffolk coast. Inspection […]
German research institute Fraunhofer IWES has received funding to build a test bench for rotor blades measuring up to 115 meters in length. Fraunhofer IWES received funding to the tune of around EUR 12 million for the `Future Concept Operational Stability Rotor Blades Phase II` project. To this end, a new test bench is set […]
Dutch sustainable energy provider Eneco has awarded EWPL Ocean with a full scope contract for offshore turbine blade inspections and damage assessment. The parties have not disclosed any further details regarding the contract value and the duration of the works. Eneco is the owner of two offshore wind projects located in the Dutch North Sea - […]
Aerospace technology could help develop a new protection system for offshore wind turbine blades that could eliminate the need for intervention related to rain erosion, a new research suggests. Conducted by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, Doncasters Bramah and Performance Engineered Solutions (PES), the Leading Edge for Turbines (LEFT) project suggests that the by stopping the […]
SSE Services PLC has invited companies to pre-qualify for a tender to provide offshore blade inspection services using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). More specifically, Greater Gabbard Offshore Winds Limited, a joint venture between SSE plc and innogy, is looking to inspect 105 turbines during 2019, and 35 turbines per year thereafter. Each turbine shall consist of three blade […]
Artificial intelligence and 3D printing can help in solving the problem of erosion on wind turbine blades, according to a project conducted by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. The antiAGE project saw VTT develop an optimized solution to the material problem through a design process using virtual testing and machine learning in less than a […]
Denmark's Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program (EUDP) has awarded financial support to the CORTIR project proposed by a partnership of 21 industry companies and 2 universities headed up by Bladena ApS.
Siemens Gamesa has contracted Associated British Ports (ABP) to provide storage for 37 of its wind turbine blades destined for the Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm.
The Danish Government Scheme for Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program (EUDP) has awarded DKK 16 million (more than EUR 2 million) to Rope Robotics.
MHI Vestas has received a new blade mould at its factory on the Isle of Wight, UK, as part of manufacturing expansion efforts.
LM Wind Power has inaugurated a new Technology Center Americas facility to develop and test new techniques for designing and building wind turbine blades at its facility on the NASA Michoud campus outside of New Orleans, Louisiana.
Scottish company Span Access Solutions Ltd is developing a new way to access offshore wind turbine blades that could save GBP 1.05 billion across the current European fleet of offshore wind farms, the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult said.
Siemens Gamesa has reached a milestone in the production of 75-meter long blades at its factory in Hull, UK, as it had produced 500 pieces.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and SkySpecs have signed an agreement for autonomous drone inspections of Siemens Gamesa wind turbine blades both onshore and offshore.
Alpha Offshore Service has completed more than 4,000 offshore wind turbine blade inspections so far in 2018, a 56% increase compared to 2017, previously said to be the company's most productive period.
LM Wind Power has installed the first two sets of its 66.6-meter long blades on a 4MW turbine due to be installed at the Shanghai Lingang Phase I offshore wind project in China.
The two-bladed floating wind turbine recently assembled in Japan's Kitakyushu Port will be towed to the installation site some 15 kilometres offshore on 24 August, according to the Japan Wind Power Association (JWPA). The Aerodyn SCD 3MW wind turbine, mounted onto Ideol's patended Damping Pool floating foundation, is expected to start delivering power to the grid […]
M.C. Construction (Cleveland) has completed the fabrication and mobilisation of steelwork for MPI Adventure ahead of the vessel's upcoming works on the removal, upgrade and re-installation of turbine blades at the London Array offshore wind farm.
Alpha Offshore Service is carrying out repair works on some 80 blades of the 44-metre Vestas V90 3MW turbines at the Offshore Windfarm Egmond aan Zee (OWEZ) in the Netherlands, after the company signed a contract with NoordzeeWind, a joint venture between Nuon (Vattenfall) and Shell.
M. C. Construction (Cleveland) Limited (MCC) has completed the fabrication and coating of two blade rack grillages as part of a blade upgrade campaign at an offshore wind project.
Siemens Gamesa has commenced a blade repair and upgrade campaign at the Anholt offshore wind farm, after signing agreements with Ørsted for these works to be carried out on the Danish offshore wind farm and UK's London Array, both featuring Siemens Gamesa's 3.6MW wind turbines that have been affected by leading edge erosion.