Category: Wind

New blade enclosure system keeps wind turbines in top form

Even heavy-duty wind generation equipment needs protection from the elements. Ensuring turbine blades remain in top shape during storage and in transit, international premium shrinkwrap supplier Dr. Shrink introduces the revolutionary Wind Bag. {pagebreak} A blade enclosure system, the company’s thick 10 mil shrinkwrap is used to make covers for wind turbine blades, protecting them… Read more »

Media Calling Notice: BWEA UK Wind Week 2009: 13 – 21st June 2009

What’s happening:BWEA UK Wind Week 2009: 13 – 21st June 2009. The UK’s biggest celebration of wind energy takes place over 9 days this June, with over 20 wind farms and supporters opening their doors across the country. {pagebreak} UK Wind Week will be promoting the benefits and opportunities offered by wind energy in terms… Read more »

We’re becoming a Part of the American Energy Turnaround!

Global Soft Landing Center for Small and Medium-sized German Companies engaged in the “Renewable Energies” Industry to be launched in the USA in June 2009! Official Announcement and “Virtual Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony” to take place on May 6th 2009 at the WINDPOWER® 2009 in Chicago, Illinois {pagebreak} Düsseldorf/Philadelphia, April 20, 2009. The new American government is bringing the… Read more »

New Bolt Tensioning Tools for Wind Power Generation on Show in China for the First Time at Windpower Asia 2009

Tentec, a leading UK designer and manufacturer of bolt tightening equipment will be exhibiting its new Aero series of Bolt Tensioning Tools for Wind Power Generation alongside its exclusive distributor, HTS Beijing, on stand 1B25 at Windpower Asia 2009. {pagebreak} The exhibition is taking place in Beijing, China from 8-10th July. The Aero range comprises… Read more »

Carter products helps turbine blade manufacturers double production

The rapid expansion of the wind power generation market, fueled by both private and government initiatives, requires a similarly rapid increase in the production of wind turbine components. This is particularly true in the manufacture of turbine blades, which continue to grow in both demand and size. To maintain or increase output efficiency, larger blades… Read more »

Water is our element. Shipping is our business

 PES meets Niels Stolberg, President and CEO of Beluga Shipping GmbH, the world’s market leader in the project- and heavylift sector, and discovers that the US wind industry is a highly important and burgeoning market segment for the company. PES: Welcome to PES magazine. Firstly, can you give us a basic overview of Beluga Shipping… Read more »

New global partnership to advance wind measurement announced

NRG Systems, leading U.S. manufacturer of wind measurement equipment, and Leosphere, leading specialist in lidar (laser radar) for atmospheric observations, have announced the formation of a global partnership to expand the use of remote sensing with lidar in the wind energy industry. The first product of the partnership is the WINDCUBE lidar wind measurement system,… Read more »

Benefits of quality gear lubrication and reliability for the wind industry

Modern gears are performing heavier work and carrying greater loads than ever before. Gear manufacturers are redesigning, modernising and using finer steels to produce precision gears that will give better performance. This has never been truer than in the wind industry and the gears designed specifically for use in wind turbines. Furthermore, there is an… Read more »

Single source solution for the global renewable energy market

Sicme Motori and EEI are planning to present their revolutionary Twind solution at Windpower 2009. The application is the result of extensive engineering and marketing cooperation between two of the leaders in the global energy market and is designed specifically to provide a single-source electrical conversion solution for energy production from renewable sources. {pagebreak} At… Read more »

Growing investor interest keeps wind power sector buoyant

The wind energy sector is attracting new sources of capital that compensate for banks’ general reluctance to provide debt finance for projects, the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) announced last week. A growing number of power companies with strong balance sheets are investing in wind energy and there is increasing interest from institutional investors, despite… Read more »

Ewec 2009 a resounding success

Delegates left the European Wind Energy Conference 2009 (EWEC) last week with the reminder that wind energy is Europe’s number one in terms of new power capacity ringing in their ears. {pagebreak} “In 2008, we installed 8,454 MW of wind capacity, making up 36% of power installations”, stressed Arthouros Zervos, President of the European Wind… Read more »

Tentec Appoints McCann Equipment in Canada as Agents for Aero Wind Turbine Tools

Tentec Appoints McCann Equipment in Canada as Agents for Aero Wind Turbine Tools Continuing the expansion of its global network for the sales, distribution and service of the recently launched Aero range of hydraulic bolt tensioners for wind turbines, {pagebreak} Tentec is pleased to announce the appointment of McCann Equipment as its agent in Canada…. Read more »

More energy from optimised Permanent Magnet ..

More energy from optimised Permanent Magnet Generator and full-power converter drive train package The Switch, a Finland-based technology company, has been raising the standard for increased energy production from wind with its special drive train that utilises an optimised Permanent Magnet Generator (PMG) and full-power converter package. {pagebreak} By selecting this technology as its chosen… Read more »

Wind at work

It seems you can hardly open a newspaper or turn on the television these days without hearing about the latest disaster linked to the economic crisis. Everywhere jobs are being shed, money lost, sectors that once boomed shrivelling up. {pagebreak} Yet amidst the doom and gloom the latest report from the European Wind Energy Association… Read more »

Wind: a storm-proof career option

Wind has a future. Not simply as an energy source, but also a career target. Wind power companies are searching high and low for qualified personnel capable of maintaining, repairing, monitoring and installing their highly-modern wind turbines. {pagebreak} The requirements include having completed occupational training in the fields of mechanical engineering or electrotechnology, expertise in… Read more »

Our aim is to be the number one wind project ..

Our aim is to be the number one wind project logistics provider in Scandinavia and the Baltic countries Silvasti is a freight forwarder that specialises in oversized, heavy and project cargo. The company provides total logistics solutions for the most challenging transports and installations – especially for the wind industry. {pagebreak} Here, Director Matias Setälä… Read more »

Renewable energy will grow despite the global ..

Renewable energy will grow despite the global financial crisis Xxx, xxx for Intellifast discusses his company’s bolt tightening systems and takes a look at the wind industry from a wider perspective. {pagebreak} PES: Welcome back to the magazine. For the benefit of our new readers, can you describe what Intellifast does, and how its products… Read more »

Wind energy will be one of our core businesses ..

Wind energy will be one of our core businesses in the future As one of the industry’s biggest players, with a formidable record for investment in research and development, Emerson Network Power has just enjoyed a record trading year. {pagebreak} Jeky Li Gang, International Sales, Department Of Wind Power Product, talks to PES about the… Read more »

Life with us is never boring

PRZ Peters Personal GmbH is a recruitment and staffing company with its headquarters in Schenefeld, near Hamburg, and branches in Borken, Dortmund, Hanover, Glauchau, Lübeck, Rostock and Siegen. PRZ Peters Personal GmbH, a 100% subsidiary of PRZ Zeitarbeit GmbH, founded in 1999 by Ralf Peters, is an expanding company with its main focus on aviation,… Read more »

Dedicated to carrying wind turbine components

Gerhard Janssen, General Manager Marketing & Sales for global shipping group, Rickmers-Linie, talks to PES about his company’s proud heritage and its turbine carriage solutions. PES: Welcome to PES. Firstly, can you tell us a little about the history of your company? {pagebreak} Gerhard Janssen: Rickmers-Linie’s roots date back to the year 1834, when Rickmer… Read more »

Powering ahead in bespoke shipping solutions

Jens Meilvang of BBC Chartering tells PES how his firm has managed to carve a niche as one of the world’s leading wind turbine shipping providers. Almost since its launch, BBC Chartering has made a name for itself as a global leader in providing bespoke shipping solutions for equipment required in the generation of energy… Read more »

Danvest Wind Diesel Systems ..

Danvest Wind Diesel Systems for off-Grid power supply Words: Soren Qvist Vestesen, DANVEST Energy A/S With reference to my earlier PES articles from last year, I would like to follow up by discussing a long-term remote adjustment and operation at a commercial wind diesel plant. {pagebreak} Wind power is the cleanest and cheapest energy to… Read more »

My vision

In this enlightening interview, Jens Meilvang, Executive Officer Wind Power Division for BBC Chartering, puts forward his personal take on the current state of the industry and looks to the future…  PES: How did you come to be involved in the transportation of renewable industry products? {pagebreak} Jens Meilvang: It all started with a management… Read more »

Wind Power In Europe: A Look To The Future

Energy Watch Group – an international network of scientists and parliamentarians – has produced a study on the growth, past forecasts and future prospects of wind energy. In this exclusive extract, Dr Rechsteiner focuses on the sector’s cumulative capacity forecasts for Europe… {pagebreak} Cumulative capacity forecasts and reality: Europe [INSERT FIGURE ONE – GRAPH, PAGE… Read more »

Licensed wind farm projects totaling 205mw in Balikesir

Relight Enerji Üretim, is Relight Group Turkey’s company, received the authorization for three new wind farms in Balikesir, in the North of Turkey. It is expected that the wind farms, totaling about 205 MW, will be operating in 2010 with an overall investment of 300 million Euros. {pagebreak} The Relight activities in Turkey are going… Read more »

WSI now predicting wind for clean energy traders

WSI Corp., an Andover-based company behind much of the public weather-prediction data viewed by millions of people every day, has entered into the alternative energy industry with a new product aimed at predicting not just the fluctuations in the wind, but the effect of those fluctuations on wind power. WSI WindCast, which was launched last… Read more »

UK to establish renewable technology benchmark with first awards from GBP 1.1 billion fund

Four innovative projects capable of putting Britain at the forefront of international efforts to develop renewable energy have become the first initiatives to benefit from a potential £1.1billion fund established to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The projects were awarded money by the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI), a unique public-private partnership between global industries and… Read more »

Euro banks still back investments in renewable energy projects

The credit crunch is starting to make an impact on smaller European green energy projects, but cash-rich utilities and the bigger lending institutions will continue to get deals done, green power experts say. “The main problem for the smaller developers is the short-term freeze on lending,” said Christian Kjaer of the European Wind Energy Association… Read more »

Scottish offshore wind farm sites set out

Plans to build 10 wind farms off the coast of Scotland moved a step forward this week, after Britain’s Crown Estate gave companies the green light to explore the sites. Scottish Power and E.ON are among the nine firms to be awarded “exclusivity agreements” for locations which include the Solway Firth and Wigtown Bay. This… Read more »

New database to revolutionise offshore site analysis

A new piece of software is set to revolutionise how sites for offshore wind energy are selected, by providing accurate data on wind speed and direction for the first time. The Offshore Wind Speed Database, which has been developed by the UK’s leading renewable energy and environmental consultancy, Atmos Consulting, will provide accurate, site-specific data… Read more »

UK offshore wind project in doubt

The UK has the capacity for up to 7,000 more offshore wind turbines, according to a government study, but observers say this potential may not be realised. The UK Offshore Energy Strategic Environmental Assessment, published last week, concluded that there is scope for between 5,000 and 7,000 more offshore wind turbines in British waters, more… Read more »

E.ON believes industrial standards and strong partnerships are essential

E.ON believes industrial standards and strong partnerships are essential to deliver ambitious renewable growth Dr. Frank Mastiaux, CEO of E.ON’s renewable energy business, has recently outlined the massive potential of working in partnership across industry and government to ensure wind energy grows at the ambitious rate required to meet worldwide targets. {pagebreak} Speaking at the… Read more »

One millions wind power jobs by 2010

One million people will be employed in the world wind-power industry by the end of the decade, despite the impact of the financial crisis, it was forecast this week. Despite predictions that the world would need to install one new turbine every 30 minutes to reach global renewables targets, energy experts maintain that the sector… Read more »

EBRD, IFC boost support for renewables in Bulgaria

The EBRD and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, are supporting the development of sustainable energy sources in Bulgaria, providing €198 million in loans to construct a 156-megawatt wind farm that will help the country promote clean energy and reduce its dependency on fossil fuels. {pagebreak} This project will be the largest wind… Read more »

Portuguese wind group pushes farther into united states

Horizon Wind Energy, owned by EDP Renovaveis, the fourth largest wind energy producer in the world, has announced the commercial operation of three further wind farms in the US. The three farms commissioned over 500 megawatts (MW) in December of last year. The 201 MW Meridian Way Wind Farm, situated in north central Kansas in… Read more »

New dates for Husum 2010

In agreement with other trade fair organisers, Messe Husum has decided to postpone the 12th Husum WindEnergy, which was scheduled to be held from 7 to 11 September 2010, by two weeks. Therefore, the internationally leading trade fair of the wind energy industry will take place from 21 to 25 September 2010. {pagebreak} The Managing… Read more »