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1 February 2017 Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

Hamburg-based wind turbine supplier Nordex Group is acquiring Danish developer and manufacturer of rotor blade moulds, SSP Technology A/S. SSP Technology is also the holder of numerous patents for the production processes for this component, the Nordex Group said The acquisition includes IP rights, around 70 employees and the facilities with a floor area of some […]

11 August 2016 Training & Education

Maersk Training has launched a new training course for rotorblade technicians, developed in cooperation with 8.2 Aarufield. Stuart Cameron, Managing Director of Maersk Training in Newcastle said: “As a former member of Renewable UK’s RTN training review panel, Maersk Training was heavily involved in development of the RTN Blade Repair and Inspection (BRAI) course. We saw the opportunity to […]

14 January 2016 Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology (Fraunhofer IWES) expects to receive a EUR 10 million financial investment from German federal authorities to further develop a new method of rotor blade testing, as well as improve its test infrastructure in Bremerhaven. At present, rotor blade prototypes are tested by moving them separately both in and […]

12 January 2016

A strong partnership has resulted in the development of a new wind turbine technology, which could mean a leap forward in blade control and cost reduction. Leading Danish wind industry players and the scientific community have joined forces to develop the iRotor technology, a solution which uses wireless sensor technology to measure changes in the […]

5 June 2015 Technology

Gamesa has celebrated the fifth edition of its Patents and Inventors Competition. This year’s prize has gone to a rotor positioning invention for which the patent application has already been filed. The invention is the brainchild of Ignacio Fernández Romero and Eugenio Plano Morillo, two engineers that currently work for Adwen, the offshore wind joint venture […]

15 January 2015 Business & Finance, R&D

A wind turbine rotor blade is fundamental component of a wind turbine. The rotor forms the central part of the turbine and consists of multiple rotor blades attached to a hub. The rotor blades act as a motor in the turbine and extract energy by capturing wind energy and converting it into the rotation of […]

8 January 2015 Technology

Windpower Monthly has selected EUROS’s M-EU167 blade as the “Top Rotor Blade 2014”. Being the first blade beyond 80m receiving a design assessment certificate and passing a full static and dynamic test programme, has put the M-EU167 ahead of the competition. EUROS’s owner and Managing Director Dr. Michael Wolf said: “It is an honour to be […]

11 December 2014 Business & Finance, R&D

The report: “Wind Turbine Rotor Blade Market by Material (Glass Fiber, Carbon Fiber), by Blade Size (<27 Meter, 27-37 Meter, 38-50 Meter, and >50 Meter) and Geography -Global Trends and Forecasts to 2019”, published by MarketsandMarkets, defines and segments the Wind Turbine Rotor Blade Market with analysis and forecasting of volume as well as value. […]

2 October 2014 Operations & Maintenance

In cooperation with the paint manufacturer, Colorvision, Hamburg, Deutsche Windtechnik has developed a special coating for rotor blades on wind turbines which meets the extreme requirements of erosion protection needed for rotor blades. The abrasion resistance of the Leading Edge Protector (LEP) required has been tested and confirmed at the test laboratory of the Institute […]

15 September 2014 Business & Finance, Technology

DNV GL and the wind turbine blade manufacturer Sinoma signed a partnership agreement for certification of Sinoma’s products to improve the reliability and quality of blades manufactured in China. Certification ensures that turbines that use blades produced by Sinoma comply to international safety and reliability standards throughout their lifespan, in onshore and offshore wind applications. […]

23 July 2014

Companies worldwide are keen on developing innovative products in the Wind Energy industry to optimize the level of output. Vendors in the market are investing in R&D to reduce the weight of the rotor blades. For instance, Siemens has manufactured a blade from glass fiber-reinforced epoxy resin and balsa wood using a patented integral blade […]

17 July 2014

Hanover institute of integrated production (IPH) developed a new method for installing wind turbine blades. Its assembly aid makes it much easier to fix rotor blades to off-shore wind turbines. Instead of a crane, a gripper holds the rotor blade in position and lifts it to the top of the wind turbine. The gripper is […]

14 July 2014 Business & Finance, Technology

DNV GL and the wind turbine blade manufacturer Sinoma signed a partnership agreement for certification of Sinoma’s products to improve the reliability and quality of blades manufactured in China. Certification ensures that turbines that use blades produced by Sinoma comply to international safety and reliability standards throughout their lifespan, in onshore and offshore wind applications. […]

12 June 2014 Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

The installation vessel BOLD TERN from Fred. Olsen Windcarrier is now also installing rotor stars at the Global Tech I offshore wind farm. In accordance with planning, the project company Global Tech I Offshore Wind GmbH is flexibly deploying its three installation vessels VIDAR, BOLD TERN and BRAVE TERN for the construction of the AREVA […]

28 May 2014 R&D, Technology

Scotrenewables Tidal Power Ltd (SRTP) has used MSC Software Corporation’s Nastran and Patran with Laminate Modeler to design and analyze the rotor blade of the largest tidal turbine in the world today. With their latest innovation, the SR250 converter, Scotrenewables Tidal Power created an award-winning patented hydrokinetic energy converter designed to convert energy from tidal […]

31 March 2014 Business & Finance, Technology

ESG Edelstahl und Umwelttechnik Stralsund GmbH will begin the construction of a transport structure intended for rotor blades of offshore wind turbines for EnBW Baltic 2 GmbH in April 2014. Specialist company ESG will build the so-called “Blade Rack System” at the Volkswerft shipyard in Stralsund within two months. The system will then be mounted […]

18 March 2014

At this year’s EWEA annual conference, Deutsche WindGuard & BIMAQ (Bremen Institute for Metrology, Automation and Quality Science) were awarded a prize for their poster on thermographic rotor blade measurement. Deutsche WindGuard already used the procedure in a number of onsite measurements for customers. The measurement process was refined in cooperation with BIMAQ. By using […]

10 March 2014 Technology

The Global Tech I announced that the first two rotor stars have been successfully installed. The jack-up vessel VIDAR starting from the JadeWeserPort in Wilhelmshaven is deployed for installation of the rotor stars. Weighing over 100 tonnes, each rotor star is first lifted horizontally and during its ascent is rotated to the vertical position some […]

4 March 2014

The 3rd international conference “Advances in Rotor Blades for Wind Turbines” was held in Bremen at the end of last month. Rotor blades are decisive in the race for lower cost of energy, and although much progress has been seen in structural design and manufacturing over the past few years, there is still plenty of […]

22 January 2014

Crane vessel VIDAR has started loading the first AREVA rotor stars for the offshore wind farm Global Tech I yesterday. The pre-assembly of the almost sixty metres long rotor blades and the nacelle was accomplished at the terminal site of the JadeWeserPort, adjacent to the ship. Following loading, the VIDAR will leave with the next […]

6 January 2014 R&D, Technology

Fraunhofer IWES, in collaboration with industrial and research partners, is building a test stand which is to help in developing weatherproof coatings for rotor blade surfaces. Rotor blades are exposed to severe environmental conditions: rain, hail, sand, salty sea water and dirt all gather on the surfaces and lead, especially on blade leading edges, to […]

29 October 2013 Operations & Maintenance

The 100th rotor blade in this year was loaded onto the Dutch ship Marietje Marsilla of the shipping company DanservanGent/Wagenborg at Buss Terminal Stade, Germany. AREVA’s products manufactured in Stade, and successively delivered in 6 sets of blades, are designed for various wind farm projects in the German North Sea. The 56 meters long rotor […]

17 October 2013 Technology

A new era in offshore working has begun, with the launch last December of Barge-Master: a unique invention of motion-compensation platforms to be used on board of flat top barges and supply vessels. The platforms prove a stable base for cargo during vessel to platform transfers. They can also be used as a steady foundation […]

21 August 2013 Wind Farm Update

Further rotor blades have been delivered for the construction of the Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm.  Last week saw a further delivery of rotor blades to Bremerhaven. Eventually, the blades will drive the wind turbines of the offshore wind farm Nordsee Ost, which is currently under construction around 30 kilometers to the north-east of the island […]

11 March 2013 Technology

The 2012 “Advances in Rotor Blades for Wind Turbines” conference in Bremen, Germany was the first event to set industry benchmarks on blade design, composites and manufacturing processes. All key players in the industry such as Siemens Wind Power, SGL Rotec and Windnovation were present and its success demanded a sequel in 2013. This year, […]

4 February 2013 Technology

Pontis introduced its 75m wind turbine rotor blade to the market, named after engineer Edgar Suselbeek’s newborn son Tygo. This IEC Class l rotor blade design is geared toward the 6MW class offshore wind turbines. With this next generational rotor blade, our wind energy portfolio now ranges from 37m through 75m rotor blades. For TYGO […]