Versatile monitoring for rotor bearings: Critical operating conditions identified, bearing damage prevented, and operating costs reduced

Schaeffler now offers its FAG flanged rotor bearing as a matched system comprising a bearing unit, lubricant, and sensors (pict.: Schaeffler)

How can typical rolling bearing damage in wind turbines, particularly in their rotor bearing supports, be identified early and even prevented altogether? Schaeffler has a solution to this complex challenge: A combination of sensors that are capable of monitoring the critical influencing variables for these types of damage.

17.01.2019

ZF’s first wind turbine gearboxes equipped with a Schaeffler cloud connection go into operation

Schaeffler and ZF use jointly developed expert models to analyze and predict the condition of wind turbine gearboxes based on the actual loads that occur during operation

ZF Friedrichshafen and Schaeffler are collaborating to develop new solutions for predicting the operating life of wind turbine gearbox components based on the actual loads that occur during operation. Since September, the first wind turbine gearboxes equipped with sensors and condition monitoring systems have been supplying operating data to a cloud-to-cloud solution to enable this to happen.

17.01.2019

Alpha Offshore success provides boost to Sparrows Group in first year

Stewart Mitchell and Mikkel Lund

Sparrows Group has seen its position in the renewables market strengthened one year on from the acquisition of Alpha Offshore Service. The company confirmed that Danish-based Alpha’s revenue has increased by 46% in the past 12 months.

18.12.2018

Thermal Energy Storage Market Size to exceed $55bn by 2024

Thermal Energy Storage Market

Favorable government initiatives toward renewable energy based power generation along with increasing demand for uninterrupted power supply will augment the thermal energy storage market. In addition, increasing customer focus toward energy efficiency coupled with the implementation of energy storage plans will further complement the industry landscape.

11.12.2018

The Floating wind turbine sector requires advancement in the development of foundations and mooring systems

Slowly but surely the floating offshore wind energy sector is becoming more and more important, particularly because of the fact that the number of locations with shallow waters suitable for fixed-bottom foundations is limited. Floating wind is turning into a highly scalable future energy source because the wind resource in deep waters is extensive and offers a significant potential for marine renewable energy development and growth to many countries.

02.11.2018

Allianz acquires first subsidy free solar project in Iberia

Pict: Welink

Allianz Capital Partners on behalf of Allianz insurance companies has closed today the acquisition of the 46 MW Ourika project (“Ourika”) in Portugal. The solar farm is fully operational and has been developed by the WElink Group (“WElink”).

29.10.2018

Wind Turbine Market to reach USD 70 Billion by 2024

The Wind Turbine Market is set to grow from its current market value of more than $50 billion to over $70 billion by 2024; as reported in the latest study by Global Market Insights, Inc.

01.10.2018

Huber+Suhner to showcase smart solutions for energy networks at WindEnergy

Leading international manufacturer of applications and solutions for optical and electrical connectivity, Huber+Suhner, is set to demonstrate its portfolio of smart energy solutions at WindEnergy in Hamburg, taking place September 25-28, 2018.

24.09.2018

SH Group expands business areas to the offshore wind segment

Wind Handling equipment from SH Group

SH Group expands business areas to the offshore wind segment by using their already existing knowledge and competencies within their 20 years of operating in the oil and gas industry to seek new challenges and gain further market share.

12.09.2018

FP Lux Investments purchases nine wind turbines in Finland

Luxembourg special fund FP Lux Investments is further expanding its wind power portfolio. With the purchase of the Ratiperä wind farm in southwestern Finland, the portfolio of the Wind Infrastructure I sub-fund has grown to 19 wind farms with 94 turbines and an installed capacity of 269 MW. Of this, a volume of 194 MW was acquired in Germany, 31 MW in France and 44 MW in Finland. The deal was advised by the internationally active M&A advisors and asset manager re:cap global investors ag, which manages the entire evaluation and acquisition process of the special fund.

18.06.2018

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