Energiekontor reveals the best way to increase wind farm production

Energiekontor started to perform an extensive testing campaign which included, measurement of the overall impact loads on blade root after coupling the RBE

Altitec stresses importance of uptower wind tech safety

Altitec, the turbine blade access, and repair specialist have revealed that two of its technicians were working up-tower at a site in Mexico when last month’s 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck. The two technicians were in the process of carrying out standard inspection and repair services on one of 15 turbines at a wind farm near Juchitan

Fred. Olsen led companies unite to form single offshore wind O&M provider

The Fred. Olsen companies — led by Fred. Olsen Windcarrier and Global Wind Service, Natural Power, and ZephIR Lidar — have offically joined forces to create a single operations and maintenance (O&M) service provider for offshore wind farm operators. The scope will include inspections, major component exchange, integrated service campaigns, blade repair, high voltage management, life

Siemens Gamesa wins service extension contract for 504-MW Greater Gabbard wind farm in UK

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is announcing the renewal of its contract to service the Greater Gabbard wind farm, located off the east coast of the UK. The five-year contract is for the provision of operation and maintenance for the 504-MW wind farm, until 2022. Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm Ltd (GGOWL), the owners of the

Antaira launches industrial compact unmanaged gigabit PoE+ switches

Antaira Technologies is a global leading developer and manufacturer of industrial networking devices and communication solutions for harsh environment applications and is proud to announce the expansion of its industrial networking infrastructure family with the introduction of the LNP-C500G series. As Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) technology has become popular, there are now many devices that are PoE

Pattern Energy provides operations and financial guidance update in light of recent weather events

Pattern Energy evacuated its 283 megawatt (“MW”) Gulf Wind project in Texas prior to Hurricane Harvey and its 101 MW Santa Isabel project in Puerto Rico prior to the Irma and Maria hurricanes.

Vaisala’s Triton cuts wind measurement costs in Canada’s cold climate

Canadian renewable energy developer Sequoia Energy Inc. has successfully used Vaisala’s Triton Wind Profiler remote sensing unit to secure financing and cut wind measurement costs in central Canada, where sub-zero temperatures, snow, and ice regularly disrupt measurement campaigns.

ProfEC Ventus launches online “One-Stop Wind Shop” for sensors & measurement systems

ProfEC Ventus has launched an online shop for wind measurement systems, wind met masts, and its accredited services. The “One-Stop Wind Shop” is the only one of its kind, which is operated by an accredited Measuring Institute and Test Laboratory with its own, accredited Calibration Laboratory. The offer ranges from individual sensors to fully calibrated, certified

Hot trends: 6 top benefits of infrared monitoring

Incorporating thermal infrared monitoring into your facility’s routine allows for increased proactive maintenance, less downtime, safe and more productive employees.

An owner’s guide to wind turbine lifetime extensions

As a growing volume of wind capacity reaches the end of its nominal service life, owners, operators and service providers are looking at ways to assess the residual useful life of wind farm assets and methods to extract the maximum value from an ageing fleet.