Products & Technologies

CWind Gets Big New Vessel For Offshore Wind O&M

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 16, 2017

CWind, a provider of services to the offshore wind industry, has invested in its largest crew-transfer vessel to date: a 27.4-meter-long catamaran that can hold 20,000 liters of fuel and 20 tons of cargo. Suited for long stretches of work [Read More]

Swedish Company Expands Encoder Offerings For U.S. Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 16, 2017

Sweden-based Leine & Linde is expanding its heavy-duty encoder offerings in the North American wind industry. Specifically, WECS Electric Supply – a products distributor for Leine & Linde – has opened two new offices in Oklahoma City and Des Moines, [Read More]

Nordex Wins New Certification For N117/3000 Wind Turbine

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 16, 2017

The Nordex Group has received a new unit certificate in Germany for its N117/3000 wind turbine. The certificate pertains to VDE-AR-N 4120 – the technical requirements for the connection and operation of customer installations to a high-voltage network – from [Read More]

CWind Announces Expansion Of Offshore Wind Services

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 13, 2017

CWind, a provider of services to the offshore wind industry, is extending its offerings by incorporating the resources of its parent company, Global Marine Systems Ltd. Group. CWind currently provides services such as blade repair, corrosion protection, inspections and maintenance [Read More]

AES Announces Big Expansion Of Drone Infrastructure Inspections

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 07, 2017

Drone as a Service operator Measure has announced a new strategic partnership with The AES Corp., which will be using Measure’s services to remotely inspect energy infrastructure globally. AES, a Fortune 200 global power company, provides sustainable energy to 17 [Read More]

Gamesa Opens Up New Turbine Blade Factory In Andhra Pradesh

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 03, 2017

Gamesa has inaugurated its new turbine blade factory in the Nellore region, located in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, which the company calls one of the fastest-growing wind-producing regions in the country. Phase one of the new facility, which [Read More]

Partners Design Floating Microwave Radiometer In Support Of Offshore Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 02, 2017

AXYS Technologies Inc. and Boulder Environmental Sciences & Technology (BEST) are working on the design of a buoy-based microwave profiling radiometer on a floating platform, the FLiDAR WindSentinel. Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, the BEST marine profiling radiometer [Read More]

Drone Inspections Company Marks Notable Success In Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 01, 2017

Citing increased demand from both domestic and international markets, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) inspections company Cyberhawk Innovations is reporting 12 months of success within its wind power division. Headquartered in Livingston, Scotland, the company also has bases in Houston, the [Read More]

IACMI Reveals Nine-Meter Wind Blade Made Of Variety Of Materials

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 01, 2017

The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI), an initiative driven by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), is set to unveil a prototype of a nine-meter-long wind turbine blade. The prototype blade, based [Read More]

Siemens Moves Forward With Its Newest Offshore Wind Unit

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 30, 2017

Siemens Wind Power has installed the latest version of its offshore direct-drive wind turbine at Denmark’s national test center in Osterild. The SWT-8.0-154 is rated at 8 MW and is equipped with a 154-meter rotor. The prototype was certified by [Read More]