Products & Technologies

LEEDco Goes Local For Lake Erie Offshore Project Interconnection

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 23, 2016

Lake Erie Energy Development Corp. (LEEDco), developer of the Project Icebreaker offshore wind project in Lake Erie, has selected Cleveland-based Middough Inc. to provide design and construction of the land-based electric facilities needed to connect the wind farm to the [Read More]

Nordex Turns To Aviation Giant To Bring Drones To Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 23, 2016

The Nordex Group has formed a partnership with Lufthansa Aerial Services (LAS) for unmanned aircraft system (UAS)-supported inspections of wind turbines. According to Nordex, an important part of the technology is being able to conduct close-up inspections of rotor blades [Read More]

ABB To Update Quebec Grid, Boost Renewables Integration

Posted by Lauren Tyler on September 22, 2016

ABB, a global technology company in power and automation, has won orders worth over $85 million from Canadian utility Hydro-Quebec to upgrade its 800 kV air-insulated switchgear substations and transmission grid with new circuit breakers, power transformers and shunt reactors. [Read More]

DONG, SmartWind Radar Project Represents ‘Paradigm Shift’ In Measuring Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 21, 2016

DONG Energy and SmartWind Technologies have installed an advanced radar system on the Westermost Rough Offshore Wind Farm, situated off England’s east coast. The companies, which are collecting three-dimensional data on the wind flow, say the project, the first of [Read More]

Grid Project With U.S., Canada Utilities To Advance Distributed Energy Integration

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 21, 2016

Toronto-based Opus One Solutions says it is leading a $16.4 million project aimed at driving the development of technology to improve the integration of distributed energy resources (DERs) into the grid. Specifically, the initiative will involve projects at three utilities in Canada [Read More]

Fugro Unit To Reduce Vessel Downtime At Offshore Wind Projects

Posted by Lauren Tyler on September 20, 2016

Dutch company Fugro says it is using a new track base unit fitted to its FCV remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) for cable lay touchdown monitoring operations at the 400 MW Rampion Offshore Wind Farm. According to Fugro, the unit was [Read More]

Palfinger Deploys Blade Inspection, Repair System For Thomton Bank

Posted by Lauren Tyler on September 15, 2016

Palfinger Marine says it has received its first order for its new blade inspection and repair system from Senvion Gmbh to be used at the 325 MW Thornton Bank I, II and III wind farms in the southern North Sea [Read More]

Manitowoc Crane Boosts Assembly Efficiency For Texas Wind Project

Posted by Lauren Tyler on September 14, 2016

Manitowoc Co. Inc., a global manufacturer of cranes and lift solutions with manufacturing, distribution and service facilities, says Mortenson Construction is using the Manitowoc MLC650 crane to dramatically increase construction efficiency of the South Plains II wind farm in Lockney, Texas. [Read More]

Powin Energy To Build 2 MW Energy Storage System For Grid Support

Posted by Lauren Tyler on September 14, 2016

Powin Energy, a manufacturer and developer of scalable energy storage systems for commercial and utility customers, has been selected by Southern California Edison to build a 2 MW/8 MWh energy storage system in Irvine, Calif. According to Powin, the selection is [Read More]

U.K. Companies Collaborate On New Swath Workboats

Posted by Lauren Tyler on September 13, 2016

Ad Hoc Marine Designs is now working with Aluminium Marine Consultants (AMC) to offer several uniquely designed Swath workboats for the offshore wind industry. According to AMC, the new advanced Swath hull form is designed with 50% reduced coupling, 20% [Read More]