Products & Technologies – Page 10

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]

Ingeteam Launches Fixed-To-Variable Speed Wind Power Conversion System

Posted by Lauren Tyler on September 13, 2016

Ingeteam, a Spain-based provider of wind and solar power products and services, has launched its solution called INGECON WIND FIX2VAR SPEED, a new autonomous power conversion system that increases the annual energy production (AEP), lifetime and grid performance of fixed-speed wind turbines by [Read More]

Emerging UAS Industry To Help Young U.S. Offshore Wind Industry Forge Ahead

Betsy Lillian
Written by Todd Sumner on September 08, 2016

In addition to operations and maintenance and pre-construction surveying, drones can be used to help detect listed species, such as the North Atlantic right whale, around offshore wind sites.

Slater Technology Fund Provides $200,000 For Enhanced Turbine Tech

Posted by Lauren Tyler on September 08, 2016

The Slater Technology Fund says it has committed $200,000 to Aquanis, a North Kingstown, R.I.-based start-up developing a device that promises to improve efficiency and extend the service life of utility-scale wind turbines. According to the Slater Technology Fund, Aquanis [Read More]

Hitachi To Roll Out Two 5.2 MW Offshore Turbines

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 07, 2016

Tokyo-based Hitachi Ltd. has developed a 5.2 MW offshore wind turbine, the HTW5.2-136, designed to increase output in light-wind regions that have annual average wind speeds below 7.5 m/s. In addition, the company’s HTW5.0-126, which has been increased to 5.2 [Read More]

With New Funding, Drone Company PRENAV Set To Transform Turbine Inspections

Posted by Lauren Tyler on August 26, 2016

San Carlos, Calif.-based PRENAV has raised $6.5 million in seed financing from investor Crosslink Capital, along with Haystack, Liquid 2 Ventures and WI Harper Group. These organizations join existing investors Pear Ventures, Toivo Annus and a number of others. PRENAV [Read More]

CWind, Rotos 360 Deliver Blade Repair Services Out Of Grimsby Port

Posted by Lauren Tyler on August 25, 2016

CWind, a service provider to the offshore wind industry, and Rotos 360, specialists in turbine operations and maintenance (O&M) in onshore and offshore environments, say they are providing blade repair and maritime logistics services working out of the port of [Read More]

Michigan Drone Company Wins DOE Grant For Turbine Inspection Work

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 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

Posted by Lauren Tyler on August 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

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 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]