Palfinger Marine wins big orders – 151 cranes in all – for wind farms in Germany

Palfinger Marine is the crane supplier for all 32 wind turbines. It will deliver 32 hydraulic foldable knuckle boom cranes (PK40002M), to be installed in the nacelles, and 32 electro-hydraulic stiff boom cranes (PSM400), to be mounted on the platforms.

Training drills for better wind project management

By Axel Juhnke, Managing Director, Germany K2 Management Would you go to war without properly planning or training for the mission? It is a heavy question, but one that has resulted in a strategy now recognized by military and business leaders alike. It goes a little like this: plan, prepare, and practice, practice, practice. The

New report shows wind projects benefit from earlier lifetime extensions

A report launched in New York by wind consultancy K2 Management and JLT Specialty USA, a U.S. subsidiary of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group (JLT), reveals that the wind industry should consider lifetime extension at a much earlier stage to ensure best project returns. Launched during this week’s AWEA Offshore and Finance events in New York, ‘Reducing

NMCC to incorporate drone training in to wind program

This article comes from Northern Maine Community College.  Wind Power Technology students at Northern Maine Community College now have another high-flying tool in their educational tool kit. NMCC Wind Power Technology Instructor Wayne Kilcollins recently became Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Drone certified to fly drones for business and work. Kilcollins’ new certification will allow him to

Apple and GE partner to launch Predix software development kit for iOS

Apple and GE announced a partnership to deliver powerful industrial apps designed to bring predictive data and analytics from Predix, GE’s industrial Internet of Things (IoT) platform, to iPhone and iPad. The two companies unveiled a new Predix software development kit (SDK) for iOS, which gives developers the tools to make their own powerful industrial

Design of predictive analytics software determines whether it is used and its usefulness

As more predictive-analytic software enters the market, those most successful will provide intuitive features.

Honeywell introduces first “connected ready” electrical safety gloves

Honeywell announced that it has launched the industry’s first “connected ready” electrical safety gloves, which use embedded tracking technology developed by Honeywell to ensure gloves are always properly tested and certified before workers use them for the most hazardous of electrical work. Honeywell’s new Electriflex safety gloves include an optional embedded RFID tag, allowing utilities to help ensure the

E-chains add reliability and uptime for power and signals on long-reach moving jobs

The products, e-chains from igus, consists of an enclosure that secures from a few cables up to 10 and more.

MAKE issues new guidance for repowering wind turbines in the U.S.

  MAKE’s initial guidance on 80/20 repowering was only to count nacelle swaps for new unit builds, driven pre-dominantly by the need to capture a change in turbine OEM branding for those sites. Over the course of the past nine months, repowering activity has accelerated, with many turbine OEMs dedicating substantial resources to this effort.

Moog improves safety of its leading-edge wind turbine pitch system

The safety built into Moog Pitch System 3 helps wind farm operators in three important ways,