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Dec 16, 2015
Improving spare-parts strategies can slice fault-related downtimes for onshore turbines and many plant operators are storing some components just a few hours away, sector experts said.
Dec 16, 2015
New technology which accelerates data analysis and improves component monitoring is forecast to drive the European onshore wind industry towards predictive operations and maintenance models in 2016.
Nov 30, 2015
Ireland's offshore wind development has been boosted by the European Commission's decision to prioritize an Ireland-UK interconnector program and national regulatory issues must now be resolved to ensure construction, industry experts said.
Nov 29, 2015
The offshore wind power industry will see more vessel sharing and joint supply offers to execute larger projects amid predicted vessel shortages, experts told Wind Energy Update.
Oct 26, 2015
Micro-sized remotely operated vehicles are set to slash inspections costs for offshore foundations by reducing the need for heavy equipment and labor and shortening subsea check-ups.
Oct 23, 2015
The UK Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult center is in talks with a number of firms to join its $1.5 million (GBP1 million) project aimed at reducing the impact of turbine blade erosion and cutting electricity output costs, Andy Kay, ORE’s engineering lead for the program, said.
Sep 29, 2015
Midwest utility Alliant Energy has lowered Operations and Maintenance costs by using preventive maintenance and a hybrid service model that leverages internal turbine expertise and third party service providers, Michelle Arenson, Regional Director of Wind Generation and Operations at Alliant Energy told Wind Energy Update.
Sep 24, 2015
Offshore project developers face a limited supply of vessels capable of installing new higher capacity turbines in deeper waters until the arrival from around 2018 of a new generation of purpose-built installation vessels, according to Wind Energy Update’s Offshore Foundations and Supporting Structures Report 2015.
Sep 3, 2015
The UK's removal of Climate Change Levy (CCL) exemptions for renewable energy projects puts further pressure on developers to improve on the latest record-low offtake prices of GBP114-119/MWh through large scale deployment of the most advanced turbine and grid technology.
Sep 2, 2015
MHI subsidiary Artemis Intelligent Power is among a group of international companies developing alternative technology in the UK which suits increasing turbine capacity and will drive down offshore wind costs, Jamie Taylor, Artemis’ Senior Project Manager, told Wind Energy Update.
Aug 4, 2015
Orders for Aairteam’s remote inspection products have exploded since the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) eased legislation on commercial drone use earlier this year, Grant Leaverton, General Manager of the company told Wind Energy Update.
Aug 4, 2015
New detailed evidence of increasing load factors for UK offshore windfarms is great news for the future of the industry, Ian Pritchard, Energy Asset Portfolio Manager at the UK Crown Estate told Wind Energy Update.
Jul 15, 2015
Leading wind data analysts Sciemus Wind will join RWE Innogy, a major European utility in innovative data-centric asset management, in a free webinar on July 28 at 14:00 BST (13:00 UTC) where they will provide insights on how to intelligently inform the day-to-day management of a utility’s onshore assets in the field by effectively using Big Data.
Jul 6, 2015
Manufacturing costs for Mono Bucket foundations are around 10-15% below the costs for monopile systems and installation costs around 30-50% lower, Lorry Wagner, President of Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo), told Wind Energy Update.