Cumulative global wind blade revenue could hit $72.4 billion from 2016 to 2025, says Navigant Research

According to the report, cumulative global wind blade revenue is expected to total $72.4 billion from 2016 to 2025.

Siemens officially inaugurates its new wind-turbine blade factory in the UK

Siemens has officially inaugurated the new rotor blade factory for offshore wind turbines in Hull, UK, in an event attended by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Greg Clark, and representatives of the local community. The site at Alexandra Docks has been transformed in under two years from a derelict industrial

Wind-driven aerators run better with Vesconite bearings

Vesconite says its bearings last up to 10x the life of bronze bushes, and they don’t swell so they work where nylon is unsuitable. May be the best material for dirty and poorly lubricated conditions.

Siemens celebrates milestone for new offshore wind-turbine manufacturing plant

Siemens celebrated the “topping out” ceremony for its new wind-turbine manufacturing facility in Cuxhaven, Germany. The structural steel uprights are now standing for the production building, which will offer 56,000 square meters of floor space. This new facility in northern Germany is one of Siemens‘ most important investment projects in recent years, with some EUR

A better way to check weld quality

Traditional weld quality inspection methods struggle with lighting issues, speed, and the harsh environments.

Collier Research releases rapid-optimization software for composite designs

NASA-born Collier Research, a leader in the field of aerospace composites and metals optimization for more than 20 years, has released HyperSizer Express, software that delivers the key capabilities of Collier’s high-end HyperSizer tool in a user-friendly package for composite engineers. “Not every designer or engineer working with composites needs all the options in the professional version

Altitec to field-test and install 3M Wind Vortex Generators

Global blade access, repair, and inspection specialist, Altitec, has been appointed official installation partner by the Renewable Energy Division at 3M, a global innovation company, to install its 3M Wind Vortex Generators. 3M Vortex Generators address aerodynamic issues common to most turbine blades and, in doing so, can increase a turbine’s annual energy production by between

Timken expands line of small-bore metric seals

The catalog is available online at Timken.com/catalogs and through the Timken catalog app at http://timkencatalogs.squawqr.com/.

Making short lived pitch bearing work longer

Let’s start with the function of a pitch bearing, which is to allow for variable pitch position of the turbine blade and to transmit blade loads into the hub.

New report: Lucrative opportunities exist in lubricant market for wind turbines

The split of lubricant consumption by region tracks the division of global installed capacity. China is the largest market for lubricants used in wind energy, accounting for 34% of total demand, followed closely by the United States with 21%. Germany and India account for an approximate share of 6% each. However, Germany’s demand is slightly