Altitec partners with Nordex for end-of-warranty blade inspections

Blade inspection and maintenance specialist, Altitec, has completed end-of-warranty (EOW) blade inspections at the Amakhala Wind Farm in South African’s Eastern Cape. The inspections were undertaken in partnership with Nordex Energy South Africa. Under the terms of the contract, Altitec carried out EOW inspections on 54 turbines, each with a height of 91 m. Inspection

Ten years of progress positions Ohio to take renewables to the next level

Since 2007, Ohio has seen over a 19,000%  increase in the amount of electricity it gets from the sun and an 8,510% increase in wind-power production, according to a new report released by Environment Ohio Research & Policy Center. The report also highlights advances in the use of energy storage and electric vehicles that will

Sentient Science raises $22.5 million in Series B growth-stage funding with Georgian Partners

Sentient Science announced that Toronto, Ontario-based growth equity firm, Georgian Partners, will fund $22.5 million in a Series B, growth-stage investment in the materials science-based software as a service company. Sentient’s expansion in the wind-energy market, providing prognostic health monitoring and life-extension actions for fielded wind turbines will soon be available to commercial customers in the aerospace and rail markets. Capital funds

Nacelle-mounted ZephIR Lidar successfully passes DNV-GL verification

An independent performance verification of a nacelle-mounted ZephIR Lidar has been undertaken by DNV GL on the test site in Janneby, Germany. This demonstrates the product is compliant with best-practice guidelines developed in the EUDP UniTTe programs – widely regarded and accepted as industry benchmarks for installations of turbine-mounted remote-sensing devices (RSDs). In the verification,

Wind turbine common failures and solutions

Experience is improving estimates of failure times for critical components such as bearings, said experts at the 3rd Annual Wind Optimization & Maintenance Canada conference.

Bachmann Electronic shows solutions for smart turbines in Husum

Bachmann Electronic is using Husum Wind to present its Smart Turbine Automation concept and will be throwing all its experience into the ring: 100,000 wind turbines – worldwide one in three – are equipped with Bachmann control technology or condition monitoring systems.

Sad news: Siemens Gamesa to close blade manufacturing plant in Tillsonburg, Ontario

The blade manufacturing plant in Tillsonburg, ON will be closed by early 2018

Hempel launches new fast drying coating to deliver increased productivity in heavy industrial applications

Designed as fast drying to optimize productivity by shortening the man hours needed for the application, Hempaprime Multi 500 from Henpel enables three coats to be applied in 20% less time than current products* without compromising on quality, strength, finish or the high-volume solids of the product.

What do shark fins, winglets and turbulators have in common?

In a challenging experiment, ECN and LM Wind Power have successfully extended blades with an add-on tip extension to test new blade tip designs in the InnoTip research project.

Gearbox Express lets its true colors fly

Gearbox Express showed its true colors by painting a newly remanufactured gearbox with stars and stripes to help further celebrate United States’ independence as it was installed the week of the holiday.