Safely managing electrical power assets at wind farms

By Kerry Heid, President & CEO Shermco Industries This article is part of Windpower Engineering & Development’s February 2017 issue. A complete digital version of the issue is here. A few years ago, the InterNational Electrical Testing Association (NETA — an organization that offers standards and accreditation of third-party electrical testing) conducted a study that showed 23%

Offshore wind generation to fuel demand for T&D equipment market in Europe

According to the latest market study released by Technavio, the T&D equipment market in Europe is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 4% during the forecast period. The report entitled, T&D Equipment Market in Europe 2017-2021, provides an in-depth analysis of the market in terms of revenue and emerging market trends. This report also

CWind to expand offshore wind services

CWind, a provider of services to the offshore wind industry, announced that it will incorporate the resources of its parent company, Global Marine Systems Limited Group, to expand the breadth of services it offers to wind-farm owners and developers. CWind currently provides the services of blade repair, corrosion protection, inspections and maintenance (topside and subsea),

What should guide the selection of cables in a wind turbine?

Technicians should first inspect the dimension of the conductor to ensure that it is able to carry the rated current levels.

FLEXICON Ultra – one-piece “fit and forget” conduit fitting

The special seal technique in the conduit ensures superior IP protection according to protection class IP68 (IP68 up to 1-meter depth for 72 hours) and IP69.

Siemens to deliver two HVDC converter stations to connect power between Germany and Belgium

Siemens has won a contract with transmission operators, Amprion and Elia, to will deliver two high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) converter stations for the first electricity interconnector between Germany and Belgium. The order volume for Siemens, including a five-year maintenance agreement, amounts to €273 million. The German Transmission System Operator Amprion and the Belgian Transmission System Operator Elia

Fugro completes phase one of cable lay at the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm

Fugro has completed phase one of cable-laying operations on schedule at the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm, as the work halts for a break over winter. The work vessels will return next spring, complete with Fugro’s full cable-installation equipment spread, to install the remaining 62 cables in phase two. The initial install of 60 cables was completed

Siem Offshore awarded cable parts contract for the Hornsea Offshore Wind Farm

Siem Offshore Contractors (SOC) has been awarded a contract for the transport and installation of parts for the inner array grid cable system for the Hornsea Offshore Wind Farm Project One (HOW01) by DONG Energy Wind Power. The HOW01 offshore wind farm is located about 120 km off the Yorkshire coast within the central North Sea sector of

VBMS wins cable contract for 700-MW offshore-wind connections

Boskalis announced that its subsidiary VBMS, in consortium with nkt cables has been awarded the Borssele Alpha contract by TenneT for the installation of two export cables that will connect the Borssele offshore wind farms 1 and 2 to TenneT’s onshore grid in the Netherlands. The contract value of Boskalis’ share is approximately EUR 70 million.

ILSCO take wraps off a copper bus bar

multiple connection points which accommodate NEMA and conventional lug mountings.