TPI Composites signs new turbine supply agreement with Gamesa

TPI Composites, Inc., one of the largest U.S.-based independent manufacturer of composite wind blades, announced that it has entered into a long-term agreement with Gamesa to supply wind blades from its new manufacturing facility in Turkey through to 2022. TPI has reserved two mold slots and expects to commence manufacturing for Gamesa from one line

Moventas wins major Iberdrola service tender in Europe

Moventas has been chosen as one of the selected suppliers for wind-turbine gearbox repairs and supply in Europe by Iberdrola, a clean-energy utility. The deal includes multi-brand gearboxes in kilowatt and megawatt classes for the next three years. With the tender Iberdrola recognizes certified service partners for Iberdrola wind-turbine fleet in Europe. The contract is not

Poseidon announces partnership with Gearbox Express

Today Poseidon Systems, LLC announced a supply agreement with Gearbox Express, North America’s largest independent remanufacturer of gearbox assemblies and mainshafts for the wind turbine industry.

LUDECA unwraps LUBExpert Acoustic Lubrication Solution, the best new way to grease bearings

LUBExpert combines strong measurement capabilities and clever user interface to create an on-board lubrication and greasing assistant.

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,