Floating wind turbines are the next frontier for the offshore wind industry. There are challenges aplenty but the lure of 60% capacity factors is too good to resist.

Offshore wind industry heading out to deeper water

AXYS FLiDAR (Floating LiDAR) WindSentinel systems 1

Floating LiDAR deployed at Ørsted’s Ocean Wind project

Offshore wind farm

New York sets plan for procuring about 800 MW of offshore wind by 2019

Wind farm in Iowa

MidAmerican begins construction on another Wind XI project

An electrical current that discharges through a bearing produces damage of this sort called fluting.

Your turbine talks through vibration trends. Are you listening?

ABB

ABB launches new transformer protection and substation resiliency initiative for a stronger U.S. power grid

Wind-turbine construction site

Auctions and drive for lower LCOE drive unprecedented growth in wind turbines

Driving toward zero workplace injuries

Underwater noise is a big concern when installing offshore wind farms so Netherlands-based Fistuca have been working to reduce construction noise pollution with its unique BLUE Piling technology. The noise technical and engineering experts at Lloyd’s Register are supporting BLUE development by advancing the prototype to commercial reality.

A quieter way to construct offshore turbine foundations