Corrosion, a specialist in (corrosion) protection of steel structures, has presented a sophisticated environmental friendly ICCP system that can effectively protect steel wind turbines from corrosion problems for decades.
Blades account for 20% of a turbine’s value. Concerns are increasing now that more turbines are nearing a decade of service. We look at options, materials and devices that are emerging that could transform maintenance.
Fraunhofer IWES, in collaboration with industrial and research partners, is building a test stand which is to help in developing weatherproof coatings for rotor blade surfaces.
All European Union Member States have reporting obligations in the framework of RES Directive 2009/28/EC. This is a European Directive on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources. It mandates renewable energy targets for all European Union Member States, and prescribes an...
MareWint training course
MareWint is organising training course on Applications of RANS to wind turbine support hydrodynamic predictions
The next two years will be critical to further establishing and expanding the European offshore wind sector, especially in Britain and Germany, one of the track chairs at the recent offshore conference in Frankfurt said earlier this week.
The costs of generating electricity through wind farms at sea still need to be lower. Researcher Michiel Zaayer of TU Delft (Delft University of Technology) has developed a program that can help. On Monday December 16, he defended his doctoral dissertation on this topic at TU Delft.
The engineering and services group Bilfinger, along with Polish steel construction company Crist and the state-owned investment fund MARS, will together produce steel foundations for offshore wind turbines in Szczecin, Poland.
The prototype nacelle for the world’s most powerful wind turbine, Vestas’ V164-8.0 MW, has been completed at Lindø Industrial Park, Denmark.
DanTysk offshore wind farm, situated west of the island of Sylt and directly on the German-Danish border, recently shook under the strength of storm “Christian” that swept through the North Sea.