Products & Technologies

Michigan Drone Company Wins DOE Grant For Turbine Inspection Work

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Aug 24, 2016

SkySpecs, an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based provider of autonomous drones for the inspection of wind turbines, has received a small-business voucher (SBV) from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) office of energy efficiency and renewable energy, according to an announcement from [Read More]

NKT Provides 72 kV Connector For MHI Vestas Wind Turbine

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Aug 18, 2016

NKT Cables, which develops, manufactures and markets cables, solutions and accessories for electrical infrastructure, the construction field, and the railway and automotive industries, says it has supplied a 72 kV connector to enable power transmission from one of the two V164 8 MW [Read More]

Patented Wind Turbine Monitor Unveiled By Massachusetts Nonprofit

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Aug 17, 2016

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has announced the issuance of U.S. Patent No. 9,395,338 for self-regulating terrestrial turbine control through environmental sensing. The Multimodal Environmental Impact Monitor, or MIME, developed by engineers at WHOI, uses an all-in-one sensor package [Read More]

SMST Deploys Telescopic Access Unit For 350 MW Offshore Wind Farm

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Aug 16, 2016

SMST says it has installed its M series telescopic access bridge (TAB) on board Offshore Windforce’s multipurpose vessel Abis Duisburg for support during grouting operations for the 350 MW Wikinger offshore wind farm. According to SMST, the personnel of Offshore [Read More]

Hydratight Launches Tool For Safer Bolting, Reduced Pinch Points

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Aug 10, 2016

Bolting and machining specialist Hydratight has launched a new accessory for its RSL torque wrench product line. The company says the new tool will increase safety and minimize the possibility of pinching during bolting operations. The Safe T is designed [Read More]

Schneider Electric Enhances Lightning Tracking Solutions

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Aug 01, 2016

Schneider Electric says it has made frontline enhancements to its weather intelligence platform, increasing the capabilities of its lightning tracking solution, that will benefit utilities and wind farm operators. Schneider says it has added a user-searchable lightning inspection data archive for [Read More]

KCI Designs Offshore Switchyard For Belgian Grid Operator Elia

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Aug 01, 2016

Dutch engineering company KCI says it has finished the basic design of an offshore switchyard for transmission system operator Elia to combine and bring electricity onshore from several wind farms off the coast of Belgium. In an international competition, KCI [Read More]

Catapult Clones 7 MW Levenmouth Turbine For Cost-Reduction Studies

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Jul 29, 2016

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult says it is creating a digital clone of the Levenmouth turbine, which will use sensor instrumentation to advance understanding of how large-scale turbines behave and identify cost-reduction opportunities through design optimization. The project, which totals [Read More]

JDR Unveils New Inter-Array Cable For Offshore Wind

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Jul 28, 2016

U.K.-based JDR, a supplier of subsea power cables to the offshore wind industry, has released its new high-voltage, inter-array cable and accessories offering. According to the company, the 66 kV technology has capabilities up to 72.5 kV and will support the [Read More]

Force Control’s Posidyne Technology Reduces Keyway, Motor Damage

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Jul 28, 2016

Force Control Industries says that its Posidyne long coupled C-Face clutch brakes eliminate the damage to keyways and motor shafts that commonly occur in high-cycle (50 to 300 CPM) count applications. The company says that when indexing with a clutch [Read More]