Siemens and Sumitomo partner on HVDC transmission system

A consortium between Siemens and Sumitomo Electric Industries has been awarded an HVDC order from Indian transmission operator Power Grid Corporation of India (POWERGRID) to supply a high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission system. The about 200-km long HVDC connection will be India’s first DC link featuring voltage-sourced converter (VSC) technology. VSC is the latest innovation in

Altitec boosts blade service capacity with investment in technician team leaders

Blade inspection and repair provider Altitec hosts its blade supervisor summit near Berlin this week, with discussion focused on the leadership and communication challenges of managing global technician teams on multiple sites and developing maintenance relationships with turbine OEMs. Thirty of the wind industry’s most experienced blade technicians and supervisors are meeting this week to

Are vessel shortages slowing the offshore wind industry?

For a number of years, the sector has been suffering from vessel shortages for installation and maintenance ships.

Transmission could reduce power generation costs

To overcome the chicken-and-egg conundrum around transmission and deployment of remote renewable energy, coordinated generation and transmission planning, which isn’t the practice in many regions today, is really critical.

SgurrEnergy secures Race Bank construction & operations monitoring contract

SgurrEnergy, part of Wood Group’s clean energy business, has been awarded the construction monitoring contract of one of the UK’s largest offshore wind farms, which will be followed by a 15-year operations monitoring phase. Located almost 17 miles off the Norfolk coast, Race Bank Wind Farm’s offshore array will comprise of 91 state-of-the-art Siemens’ 6.3-MW

ABB unveils new TXtreme distribution transformer for harsh environments

ABB has launched a new longer-life distribution transformer called TXtreme, featuring a special coating that protects the transformer from corrosion in the most severe environments. Distribution transformers are key assets in power transmission and distribution networks, and are currently designed to operate 20 to 30 years. However, harsh operating conditions containing salt, moisture, or chemicals can

Overhung load adaptor design from Zero-Max features heavier duty bearings, stronger shafts

The new 650 model load adaptor features an extra heavy duty cast iron housing, 130,000 psi stress-proof steel shaft and heavy duty spherical roller bearings.

FirstEnergy to invest $166 million on transmission infrastructure projects

FirstEnergy Corp. expects to invest about $166 million in 2017 on distribution and transmission infrastructure projects to help enhance service reliability for its customers in Mon Power’s 34-county West Virginia service area. The projects include transmission enhancements to reinforce the system, along with constructing new distribution lines and inspecting and replacing utility poles and other equipment.

A new model for offshore windpower?

According to an article in Maritime Executive, offshore renewable power developers are about to sign an agreement for the construction of islands in the middle of the North Sea.

Oil analyzer upgrades boast precision and ease of use

Spectro Scientific, a supplier of oil, fuel, and processed water analysis instrumentation and software, has introduced Version 8 of its SpectrOil Series analyzers. The new capabilities are included in both the SpectrOil 100 Series and SpectrOil M Series for the elemental analysis of oil, fuel, coolant and water. SpectrOil technology measures trace quantities of elements dissolved or suspended as fine