LM Wind Power marks start of new wind-turbine blade factory

LM Wind Power, a global manufacturer of wind-turbine blades, announced that work on its new factory in Cherbourg, Normandy, has commenced. This was marked with a foundation stone ceremony at the construction site, chaired by French Prime Minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, in the presence of industry and representatives from the local partners, including Normandy region, the

Strengthening metal against fatigue

A team of researchers at MIT and in Japan and Germany has found a way to greatly reduce the effects of fatigue by incorporating a laminated nanostructure into the steel.

Moventas gearbox repairs certified by Europe’s Achilles

Moventas has been certified for wind turbine gearbox supply and repairs in Europe by Achilles.

Danish company unwraps leading edge protection for turbine blades

PolyTech has begun production of leading edge protection products and will increase volume in step with the number of blade types introduced with LEP.

Arkema presents its new generation of composites for the wind-power industry

Over one million tons of composites are used every year to manufacture wind-turbine blades. However, these blades made of thermoset composites (epoxy or polyester) are not easy to recycle at their end of life stage. To meet this challenge, Arkema has developed Elium, the first liquid thermoplastic resin using the same infusion process and equipment as thermoset

SKF offers new high-performance seal option on a range of bearings

SKF is making its high-performance RSH seal design available on a larger range of SKF Explorer deep-groove ball bearings. The tried and tested RSH seal uses a highly optimized dual-lip configuration to provide additional protection in demanding environments. For users, the result is bearings that last longer, especially in wet, contaminated or dusty operating conditions,

What wind techs should know about bolted joints

In a nutshell, the reliability of bolted joints may be compromised by bolt relaxation, vibration, fatigue, and corrosion.

Wind turbine composites material market worth $12.17 billion by 2021

Blades account for the highest amount of composites consumption in their manufacturing.

High reliability roller bearings reduces operation costs for wind turbines

In 2003, NSK developed the range of rolling bearings for this industry and named it as “Wind Standard U303”.

Siemens uses 3D-printing to produce an impeller for a power plant

Following the addition of 3D-printing as part of its digital services portfolio, Siemens has achieved an industry breakthrough with the first successful commercial installation and continuing safe operation of a 3D-printed part in a nuclear power plant.