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

Cicoil power cords resist kinking, fatigue, and fraying

The unique outer power cords jacket is self-healing from small punctures and will not wear, crack or deform due to long term exposure to vibration, sunlight, temperature extremes (-65°C to +165°C), acid rain, fungus, alcohol, mechanical stress, humidity, ozone, UV light and many chemicals.

Meggitt Sensing Systems handheld transducer simulator to simplify troubleshooting, system verification, & calibration

The Endevco 4830B simulates the electrical output of accelerometers with adjustable parameters for frequency and amplitude.

What wind techs should know about bolted joints

In a nutshell, the reliability of bolted joints may be compromised by bolt relaxation, vibration, fatigue, and corrosion.

High reliability roller bearings reduces operation costs for wind turbines

In 2003, NSK developed the range of rolling bearings for this industry and named it as “Wind Standard U303”.

Opto 22 partners with IBM Watson IoT, could lead to more profitable wind farms

Industrial automation manufacturer and Internet of Things application toolset provider Opto 22 announces acceptance into the IBM Watson IoT Partner Ecosystem.

Lessons learned lead to new ideas in gearbox bearings

By Michelle Froese, Senior Editor Windpower Engineering & Development Gearboxes have long taken blame as the typical cause for a wind-turbine failure, and for good reason. Many gearboxes fail to pass the five-year mark without need for component repairs or full replacement. But when the wind industry first got its start, few considered the high

SgurrEnergy introduces UAVs to suite of inspection services

SgurrEnergy, part of Wood Group’s clean energy business, has introduced unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to its existing inspection service offering after extensive testing and obtaining the Civil Aviation Authority‘s Permission for Aerial Work. The renewable energy and grid integration consultancy’s UAVs or drones are equipped with a variety of camera options to provide an accurate

Berkshire Hathaway Energy Subsidiaries (Warren Buffet’s fleet) to deploy Uptake Technologies’ Solutions across wind power fleet

Two subsidiaries of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, an $84 billion international portfolio of energy businesses, and Uptake Technologies, announced a long-term contract for Uptake Wind.

What happens to a wind turbine at the end of its life?

There are strong financial reasons to replace older equipment with newer, upgraded technology in a responsible, efficient way.