The modern worldwide wind industry is at least 30 years old, so you might think most wind-turbine designs have already been optimized and the industry need only plan more projects. Dr. D. Todd Griffith, a member of the technical staff and the technical lead for Sandia National Laboratories’ Offshore Wind Energy Program, disagrees. To make
DNV GL has proposed a concept called WIN WIN to better match floating wind-turbine technology with the oil industry’s need for water injection to maximize oil recovery. WIN WIN, which stands for WINd- powered Water INjection, comprises a floating turbine that supplies power to a water injection process. It is a fully stand-alone system that
Since November 2009, Energiekontor has been operating a blade extension prototype on a Bonus, Type 54 turbine, in Germany.
Computational testing shows an overall gearbox life improvement by a factor of four fold.
The lack of industry-wide accreditation for wind-turbine blade repair technicians is limiting the opportunities available to job-seekers looking to enter the industry. This is according to Altitec, a UK blade repair and inspection specialist that prepares new blade technicians for their careers at its dedicated training centre, the Altitec Academy. The UK’s wind industry is
When installing concrete sleeve anchors, there are several tips recognized by those in the industry that strengthen the safety of the installation with a savings in time and costs.
This week, the Port of Longview discharged the longest wind-turbine blades since beginning to handle wind cargo in 2003. The Port safely managed wind blades for Vestas, using both of the Port’s mobile harbor cranes, on-dock rail, and first-rate ILWU Local 21 labor. Using two Liebherr cranes in tandem, the 54-meter blades were lifted off of the vessel
Reno, Nevada’s Abaris Training Resources is partnering with The Netherlands, KVE Composites Group to provide exclusive composite training for the European market. KVE will hold training classes in advanced composite repairs at their facility at the Maastricht Aachen Airport. The company will use Abaris Training’s course curriculum in active classroom and workshop environments. The collaboration will bring together an
Instead of big data, actionable intelligence is the preferred result of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) or drone wind turbine inspections.