Wind Energy

Webinar: Operation of Wind Power Plants in Cold Climate

Webinar "Operation of Wind Power Plants in Cold Climate 2021" (pict. VGB)

For the first time the results of the VGB Research Project “Comparison of blade-based ice detection systems” will be presented at the webinar
"Operation of Wind Power Plants in Cold Climate".

01.09.2021

Danish-designed inspection tool for wind turbine bolts cuts tensioning maintenance time in half

Using Bolt-Check to monitor clamp load (pict.: R&D A/S)

The Bolt-Check tool reduces preventative maintenance time, resulting in service cost reductions while maximizing uptime; Reduced health and safety costs.

18.08.2021

Danish-designed inspection tool for wind turbine bolts cuts tensioning maintenance time in half

Using Bolt-Check to monitor clamp load (pict.: R&D A/S)

The Bolt-Check tool reduces preventative maintenance time, resulting in service cost reductions while maximizing uptime; Reduced health and safety costs.

18.08.2021

Deutsche WindGuard unlocks complex wind sites with ZX Lidars

Lidar measurement in complex terrain

With the introduction of a solution to allow the standalone use of wind lidar ZX 300 in complex terrain, Deutsche WindGuard has made a successful start to 2021.

07.01.2021

Siemens Gamesa seals its first wind farm project in Ethiopia, expanding its leadership in Africa

Assela Wind Farm (pict. Siemens Gamesa)

Siemens Gamesa has signed its first wind power project in Ethiopia with state-owned electricity company Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP), strengthening its leadership in Africa as the country begins to expand its green energy capacity to meet ambitious renewable targets.

04.01.2021

Conversion to on-demand night-time marking (BNK) of wind turbines also guaranteed during times of Corona

According to the General Administrative Regulation (German: AVV) for the marking of aviation obstacles, infrared light will be mandatory for many wind turbines as additional navigation lighting. The infrared light developed for this purpose by former Reetec, now Robur Wind, has been certified by the responsible authorities.

10.08.2020

Next-Gen Wind Blade Mover: Ready to Conquer Rough Ground

(pict. SH Group A/S)

New easy-to-maneuver transportation solution enables safe, easy and secure transportation of large wind blades on rough and uneven surfaces.

28.04.2020

Global reach of new Siemens Gamesa onshore platform on display following first order in Brazil

Siemens Gamesa wind farm in Brazil (pict. Siemens Gamesa)

• Siemens Gamesa will supply global utility AES with 52 units of the industry leading SG 5.8-170, boasting the largest rotor in the segment. The turbines will operate at up to 6.2 MW.

01.04.2020

Vestas brings in Sulzer Schmid and WKA Blade Service to deliver massive drone-based blade inspection campaign

A massive drone-based inspection campaign on 1,250 Vestas turbines (pict. Sulzer Schmid)

Sulzer Schmid, a Swiss company pioneering UAV technology for rotor blade inspections, and WKA, the leading blade inspection and repair service provider, have been enlisted by Vestas to conduct a massive and challenging drone-based blade inspection campaign in Scandinavia, on a staggering 1,250 wind turbines in less than 12 weeks.

21.05.2019

Vestas leads break-away group of big four turbine makers

Only includes onshore wind capacity. Total fully commissioned onshore wind capacity in 2018 was 45.4GW. SGRE is Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (Source: BloombergNEF)

Developers commissioned a little over 45GW of onshore wind turbines globally in 2018 compared with 47GW a year earlier. Just four manufacturers accounted for more than half, or 57%, of the machines deployed: Denmark’s Vestas, China’s Goldwind, GE Renewable Energy of the U.S. and Spain’s Siemens Gamesa.

14.03.2019

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