Wind Energy

The end of design life – what comes after?

The experience of the TÜV SÜD experts has shown that even in the case of different WEC types, wind farms can often be assessed as a total complex (pict. TÜV SÜD)

Twenty years does not have to mean the end. Many wind-energy converters (WECs) can continue to feed power into the grid far beyond their original service life. TÜV SÜD experts know what is important in the Assessment and Verification of the Lifetime Extension of Onshore Wind Energy Converters (LTE) and how to leverage opportunities.

09.03.2022

Powering ahead in India: Siemens Gamesa clocks third major order for its 3.X platform with NIIF backed Ayana Renewable Power

Siemens Gamesa has secured a new order in India from Ayana Renewable Power Six Private Limited to supply a 302MW project, providing another boost to the country’s wind energy drive. A total of 84 units of the SG 3.6-145 wind turbines will be installed for the project in the Gadag district, Karnataka State.

27.12.2021

Phoenix Contact and Wölfel Wind Systems combine their core competencies

Sometimes one and one add up to more than the mere addition of numbers. Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) of rotor blades is a complex and demanding task that requires very good hardware as well as professional data analysis in order to be able to make really precise and early statements about structural damage to the rotor blade. For this reason, two specialists have now joined forces to offer wind farm operators the best possible combination of forces on the market.

25.11.2021

Webinar: Operation of Wind Power Plants in Cold Climate

Webinar "Operation of Wind Power Plants in Cold Climate 2021" (pict. VGB)

For the first time the results of the VGB Research Project “Comparison of blade-based ice detection systems” will be presented at the webinar
"Operation of Wind Power Plants in Cold Climate".

01.09.2021

Danish-designed inspection tool for wind turbine bolts cuts tensioning maintenance time in half

Using Bolt-Check to monitor clamp load (pict.: R&D A/S)

The Bolt-Check tool reduces preventative maintenance time, resulting in service cost reductions while maximizing uptime; Reduced health and safety costs.

18.08.2021

Danish-designed inspection tool for wind turbine bolts cuts tensioning maintenance time in half

Using Bolt-Check to monitor clamp load (pict.: R&D A/S)

The Bolt-Check tool reduces preventative maintenance time, resulting in service cost reductions while maximizing uptime; Reduced health and safety costs.

18.08.2021

Deutsche WindGuard unlocks complex wind sites with ZX Lidars

Lidar measurement in complex terrain

With the introduction of a solution to allow the standalone use of wind lidar ZX 300 in complex terrain, Deutsche WindGuard has made a successful start to 2021.

07.01.2021

Siemens Gamesa seals its first wind farm project in Ethiopia, expanding its leadership in Africa

Assela Wind Farm (pict. Siemens Gamesa)

Siemens Gamesa has signed its first wind power project in Ethiopia with state-owned electricity company Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP), strengthening its leadership in Africa as the country begins to expand its green energy capacity to meet ambitious renewable targets.

04.01.2021

Conversion to on-demand night-time marking (BNK) of wind turbines also guaranteed during times of Corona

According to the General Administrative Regulation (German: AVV) for the marking of aviation obstacles, infrared light will be mandatory for many wind turbines as additional navigation lighting. The infrared light developed for this purpose by former Reetec, now Robur Wind, has been certified by the responsible authorities.

10.08.2020

Next-Gen Wind Blade Mover: Ready to Conquer Rough Ground

(pict. SH Group A/S)

New easy-to-maneuver transportation solution enables safe, easy and secure transportation of large wind blades on rough and uneven surfaces.

28.04.2020

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