Products & Technologies

Suzlon Opens Up Blade Science Center In Denmark

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Feb 01, 2016

Suzlon Group has opened its new blade science center, located in Vejle, Denmark. The center will focus on developing turbine blades and control systems, as well as integrating Suzlon’s aerodynamics, loads and new structures research across the company. Dr. Thomas [Read More]

Envision Energy’s New Colorado Center Focuses On Turbine Blade Design

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Jan 22, 2016

China-based smart energy solutions provider Envision Energy says it has made a significant investment in research and development in the U.S. with the establishment of its “global blade innovation center” in Boulder, Colo. Kevin Standish, formerly chief engineer of blades [Read More]

DNV GL Certifies Siemens’ 7 MW Offshore Wind Turbine

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Jan 21, 2016

DNV GL has awarded Siemens final type certification for its SWT-7.0-154 offshore wind turbine, confirming full IEC-61400-22 compliance ahead of schedule. DNV GL says the 7 MW direct-drive turbine, which Siemens revealed in March 2015, delivers nearly 10% more energy [Read More]

BayWa r.e. Goes With Breeze Software For Managing Wind Assets

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Jan 20, 2016

Germany-based renewable energy services provider BayWa r.e. has chosen the Breeze software service for wind farm management. Sweden-based Breeze says its software is built to assist wind turbine owners and operators with capturing the true potential of their assets. Turbines [Read More]

Sentient Science Expanding Life-Extension Technology For Turbines

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Jan 18, 2016

Sentient Science, a provider of materials science-based life-extension technology, has announced a significant working capital infusion to add new products to its wind turbine operator fleet. The $17 million investment from Toba Capital will support international expansion, as well as [Read More]

Moventas’ Exceed Gearbox Nets DNV GL Certification

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Jan 15, 2016

Moventas says its new high torque density wind turbine gearbox, Exceed, has received certification from DNV GL after completing a successful testing and verification process of the first prototypes. As the gearbox is now certified, Moventas is preparing to start [Read More]

Laufer Wind’s Obstruction Lighting System For Towers Now Available In U.S.

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Jan 13, 2016

Following the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) testing and introduction of new performance guidelines, Laufer Wind is now making its patented Aircraft Detection System (ADS) available in the U.S. The ADS is a radar-activated obstruction lighting system designed to turn blinking [Read More]

Gamesa To Expand Blade Production At Galicia Facility

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Jan 13, 2016

Francisco Conde – the regional councilor for the economy, employment and industry of Galicia, Spain – recently visitedGamesa‘s turbine blade factory in As Somozas, where an exec confirmed the manufacturer’s plans to add a third production line at the complex. [Read More]

Moventas Offers Up-Tower Repairs For Siemens 2.3 MW Turbines

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Jan 11, 2016

Finland-based wind gearbox manufacturer and service provider Moventas is now offering a new up-tower repair capability for Siemens 2.3 MW turbines in North America. Following its recently announced GE 1.5 MW repair capability, Moventas says all failed low-speed planetary stage [Read More]

Gemini Wind Farm Features New MasterFlow9800 Grouting Material

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Jan 06, 2016

On behalf of the project’s main contractor, Van Oord, FoundOcean has successfully completed the grouting of foundations at the Gemini Wind Farm, located 85 kilometers north of the Dutch province of Groningen. The offshore wind farm comprises 150 turbines spanning [Read More]