Senvion 3.XM series set to receive generators from CRRC ZhuZhou Electric

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has signed a framework contract with its supplier CRRC Zhuzhou Electric (a primary subsidiary of CRRC Group) at the China Windpower fair in Beijing. The contract covers the delivery of generators for the NES based Senvion 3.XM series. It foresees that CRRC will provide a minimum of

MidAmerican Energy to retrofit GE turbines and bring wind cost savings to Iowa

MidAmerican Energy Company is set to upgrade hundreds of its older wind turbines, bringing additional wind energy and cost savings to Iowa customers. The equipment upgrades will move MidAmerican Energy closer to its vision of providing renewable energy equal to 100% of its customers’ annual energy use. MidAmerican Energy recently received approval from the Iowa

“Smart” materials turn turbine connectors into sensors

By Benjamin Müller, Head of Industrial Anti-vibration Technology EFFBE GmbH It is no secret wind turbines must withstand harsh conditions, including fluctuations in temperature and humidity, and vibrations from changes in wind and rotor speeds. For the components that make up a turbine, such as the bearings, gearbox, brakes, and blades, durability and reliability are

Watermill Group acquires UK-based industrial fastener supplier, Cooper & Turner

The Watermill Group, a strategy-driven private investment firm, has completed the cross-border acquisition of Andaray (Holdings) Limited and its direct and indirect subsidiaries (Cooper & Turner), a UK-based global manufacturer and distributor of high-strength, large diameter industrial fastener systems. Market leading organizations in wind energy, construction, OEM, rail, and tunneling turn to Cooper & Turner as

New report shows growth for industrial lubricants expected to remain stable

A new report, Opportunities in Lubricants: North American Market Analysis (Industrial Oils and Fluids), by global market research and management consulting firm Kline, shows that overall U.S. consumption of industrial oils and fluids is an estimated 1,200 to 1,300 million gallon industry. Process oil is the leading product category, accounting for slightly less than half

Siemens uses 3D-printing to produce an impeller for a power plant

Following the addition of 3D-printing as part of its digital services portfolio, Siemens has achieved an industry breakthrough with the first successful commercial installation and continuing safe operation of a 3D-printed part in a nuclear power plant.

Moventas Extra Life service concept expands to kilowatt-class gearboxes

Moventas has launched a kilowatt-class suite of life-extending services, Extra Life for kW. As older, kilowatt-class gearbox fleets age around the world, Moventas is ideally suited to extend the life of these components with its core technologies. Kilowatt-class gearbox fleet represent 12% of all gearbox fleets globally and 15% in Europe. Service for older gearboxes

Zero-Max Wind Turbine Torque Limiters protect against peak loads

Zero-Max Wind Turbine Torque Limiters protect wind-turbine gearboxes and generators against peak loads, reversing torques, and grid-short events. They are also an ideal upgrade replacement for existing turbines and for OEM applications. The Zero-Max torque limiter is engineered to mount directly to the generator shaft for easy installation and to avoid resonance concerns. Once installed,

Technology is letting us secure our energy

Due to the growing size and scope of wind turbines, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are increasingly looking to work with a partner that can provide multiple components as well as meet their servicing needs.

Global wind turbine bearings market projected to reach $7.8B by 2020

Wind power generation has been a proven technology and emits no carbon dioxide. It has gained widespread acceptance as the cleanest and most environmentally friendly form of energy. The increasing reliability of the system, especially the wind turbine, while reducing the operating expenditure remains a challenge in the wind power industry.