Mitsubishi wins bid for offshore transmission line in UK to connect with Burbo Bank Wind

Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) has been selected as the preferred bidder for a new offshore electricity transmission link in Europe. The new offshore electricity asset, Burbo Bank Extension Offshore Wind Farm, MC’s fifth such project in the UK, is situated about 25 km off the country’s northwestern coast. Connected to the Bodelwyddan substation in Denbighshire, North

Altitec partners with Nordex for end-of-warranty blade inspections

Blade inspection and maintenance specialist, Altitec, has completed end-of-warranty (EOW) blade inspections at the Amakhala Wind Farm in South African’s Eastern Cape. The inspections were undertaken in partnership with Nordex Energy South Africa. Under the terms of the contract, Altitec carried out EOW inspections on 54 turbines, each with a height of 91 m. Inspection

Nacelle-mounted ZephIR Lidar successfully passes DNV-GL verification

An independent performance verification of a nacelle-mounted ZephIR Lidar has been undertaken by DNV GL on the test site in Janneby, Germany. This demonstrates the product is compliant with best-practice guidelines developed in the EUDP UniTTe programs – widely regarded and accepted as industry benchmarks for installations of turbine-mounted remote-sensing devices (RSDs). In the verification,

Envision Energy launches ‘Energy IoT and Smart City Technology Alliance’

Envision Energy has announced an open-platform alliance that connects energy pioneers and technology innovators to help accelerate the clean energy transition through digitalization.

New York Governor plans transmission rebuild to enable more renewables

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced plans to rebuild 78 miles of power transmission infrastructure in the North Country, further strengthening the reliability of the New York State electric power grid and enabling more upstate renewable energy to connect to the power system throughout the state. The newly rebuilt transmission line, called the Moses-Adirondack Smart Path

Wind turbine common failures and solutions

Experience is improving estimates of failure times for critical components such as bearings, said experts at the 3rd Annual Wind Optimization & Maintenance Canada conference.

Bachmann Electronic shows solutions for smart turbines in Husum

Bachmann Electronic is using Husum Wind to present its Smart Turbine Automation concept and will be throwing all its experience into the ring: 100,000 wind turbines – worldwide one in three – are equipped with Bachmann control technology or condition monitoring systems.

Gearbox Express lets its true colors fly

Gearbox Express showed its true colors by painting a newly remanufactured gearbox with stars and stripes to help further celebrate United States’ independence as it was installed the week of the holiday.

ABB wins $30 million order to support integration of offshore wind energy in the UK

ABB has won a $30 million order from ScottishPower Renewables to supply two SVC Light Static Compensators (STATCOMs) that will smooth out the voltage fluctuations that are an inherent feature of intermittent wind energy. They will increase power transfer capability, improve power quality and enhance grid stability, enabling more energy efficient and reliable power supplies

LiDAR becoming top choice as measurement tool for offshore wind sites

At a recent seminar hosted by Leosphere at the Offshore Wind Conference 2017, top wind measurement experts explained that years of successful LiDAR validation campaigns. LiDARs have been replacing met masts to become the sole wind measurement tool used for offshore resource assessment and power-curve verification purposes. The strong competitiveness of these devices have led industry