Nordex Group has formed a partnership with Lufthansa Aerial Services (LAS) for drone-supported inspection of its wind turbines. The manufacturer intends to draw on the experience of a global aviation expert that has know-how in research, development, and automation and itself uses drone-assisted inspections in the construction industry or for aircraft. For Nordex Service customers
ABB has won orders worth over $85 million from Canadian utility Hydro-Québec (HQ) to upgrade its 800-kilovolt air-insulated switchgear (AIS) substations and transmission grid with state-of-the-art circuit breakers, power transformers and shunt reactors. The upgrade is driven by the increasing demand for power and the need to integrate new sources of renewable energy. HQ operates one
Petrofac Training Services has been awarded a contract for training and emergency response services with energy developer, Statoil (U.K.) Limited. In the new five-year training partnership, Petrofac will provide a wide range of HSE (health safety and environment) services, including survival, fire, and marine training. The training will help support Statoil’s personnel working on the Hywind
Spares in Motion, a platform for the wind turbines aftermarket, has opened today the biggest multi-brand online shop for buying and selling wind turbine spare parts.
DONG Energy and SmartWind Technologies have installed an advanced radar system collecting three-dimensional data on the wind flow in the Westermost Rough Offshore Wind Farm off England’s east coast. The project, the first of its kind in the world, represents a paradigm shift in wind measurements. DONG Energy recently started receiving three-dimensional data from the
The Xitron XT3561 offers the industry an economical alternative for measurement and recording of voltage, current, frequency, harmonics, three-phase unbalance, phase rotation, dips and swells, and flicker.
PALFINGER MARINE, the expert for lifting solutions for the wind industry, introduces the innovative PALFINGER Blade Access (PBA) for onshore and offshore blade inspection and repair. The PBA concept combines the PALFINGER MARINE nacelle crane PK 40002 M with a workman basket, especially developed in close cooperation with PP Techniq as partner. The basket has space for two
A predictive maintenance strategy is expected to optimize production and reduce operational costs.
By 2020, there will be more than 7 million drones in US skies alone.
By Jay Haley, PE Principal in Charge of Wind Energy | EAPC This is the second in a two-part series on wind-farm development. The first article, entitled Advice for first-time developers, was published in the June 2016 issue. It discussed some of the regulations and challenges of wind-farm site selection. While many developers put time and