Turbine Monitoring News

  • Siemens Gamesa delivers wind turbines for four onshore projects in Germany with a total capacity of 50 megawatts

    Proven direct-drive technology is being deployed in new Onshore projects in Schleswig-Holstein, Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt, for which Siemens Gamesa will deliver 16 wind turbines with a total capacity of 50.6 megawatts (MW)1. Individualized planning and flexible technology helped some of these projects to qualify for the necessary approvals: in Geestpark Almdorf, Siemens Gamesa fully met site ...


    By Gamesa

  • CEO Ulrich Høgenhaven appointed as member of The Danish Energy Agency’s advisory committee for technical certification

    We are proud to announce that CEO Ulrich Høgenhaven has been appointed as a member of The Danish Energy Agency’s advisory committee for technical certification of wind turbines, for the period 2017-2019. The committee for technical certification is an advisory committee, which has been appointed to evaluate the content and administration of the certification in order for wind ...


    By Viking Wind ApS

  • SgurrEnergy secures Race Bank construction and operations monitoring contract

    SgurrEnergy, part of Wood Group’s clean energy business, has been awarded the construction monitoring contract of one of the UK’s largest offshore wind farms, which will be followed by a 15-year operations monitoring phase. Located almost 17 miles off the Norfolk coast, Race Bank Wind Farm’s offshore array will comprise of 91 state-of-the-art Siemens 6.3MW wind turbines and is ...


    By SgurrEnergy Ltd.

  • SgurrEnergy introduces UAVs to suite of services

    SgurrEnergy, part of Wood Group’s clean energy business, has introduced unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to its existing inspection service offering after obtaining the Civil Aviation Authority‘s Permission for Aerial Work and following extensive testing in 2016. ...


    By SgurrEnergy Ltd.

  • Identifying Environmental and Occupational Exposure Risks to Suspected Carcinogens in Puerto Rico

    Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the 14th Report on Carcinogens (RoC). It contained newly reviewed substances that are known or reasonably anticipated to cause cancer in humans. Included in this list was the metallic element cobalt and cobalt compounds that release cobalt ions in vivo. The National Toxicology Program (NTP), ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • PJM monitor recommends capacity market changes

    The PJM Interconnection’s independent market monitor says in a new report that PJM’s wholesale energy, capacity and regulation markets produced competitive results through the first nine months of 2016, but recommended new changes to enhance competitiveness and efficiency. The report, released by PJM’s Independent Market Monitor Monitoring Analytics, found that energy market ...

  • Don’t throw caution to the wind with offshore turbine maintenance

    The European Union’s push away from fossil fuels toward renewables, along with falling costs, has seen offshore wind thrive. And the sector is about to receive another boost, now that the focus on and investment in floating wind turbines is reaching fruition. This incredible feat of engineering has the potential to totally reshape offshore renewables, allowing for greater ...


    By Hansford Sensors

  • Bonfiglioli announces new solutions for the wind industry at WindEnergy 2016 exhibition in Hamburg, Germany

    For all applications of yaw and pitch drives for the monitoring of load peaks, Bonfiglioli presents a solution that is protectively integrated into the gear motor for the first time. The integrated load cell quickly and precisely measures torque and enables torque monitoring in real time. Connected via an external cable connection, the system provides an automatic engine shut-down to protect the ...


    By Bonfiglioli Riduttori S.p.A.

  • Gamesa travels to the WindEnergy Hamburg trade fair with its most innovative turbines and services

    The company is participating in various expert conferences and talks that will tackle the looming challenges facing the wind power industry Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, is attending Europe's largest wind event, the WindEnergy Hamburg trade fair, with its newest turbine models, the G132-3.3 MW and the G126-2.5 MW, and its innovative services solutions for the European ...


    By Gamesa

  • SkySpecs wins DOE voucher for their wind turbine inspection drone

    U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell announced that SkySpecs, a company that designed a wind turbine inspection drone, has won the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Small Business Voucher. Dingell commented: “SkySpecs ...


    By Orenda Energy Solutions Ltd.

  • Scotland’s wind turbines fill the demands of electricity for a day

    Scotland’s onshore wind turbines were able to meet the electricity demands of the country one day this week (by 106%), a big win for the wind industry. WWF Scotland said an analysis of the data by WeatherEnergy shows wind turbines more than covered the power demands of the country. Total energy consumption was 37,202 MWh while power generated by wind turbines capped at 39,545 MWh. WWF ...


    By Orenda Energy Solutions Ltd.

  • NivuFLow 650 - Intuitive Operation and a wide Range of Sensors

    The new transmitter has been developed for accurate flow measurement in open channels, part full and full pipes, and surface water bodies and is compliant with both ISO 6416 & IEC 60041. To meet the highest possible accuracy requirements it is currently possible to utilise the NivuFlow 650 using up to 4 velocity paths, with up to 32 velocity paths available by the end of 2016. It is then ...


    By NIVUS GmbH

  • Wind Iris Lidar Installation at Caracoles Wind Farm

    With assistance from RNRG team member Dale Lamell, Ventus Ingenieria recently installed a Wind Iris nacelle-mounted Lidar at the 20MW Caracoles wind farm in Uruguay. The Wind Iris is being used to monitor turbine performance and offer optimization solutions for the project. Here's an overview of the trip, told in pictures: RNRG and Ventus arrive at the Caracoles wind farm ready to install a Wind ...


    By Renewable NRG Systems

  • Spanish service company GPS to trade under Deutsche Windtechnik brand

    On 1st March 2016, Deutsche Windtechnik, the leading wind turbine service provider, is rebranding the company name of its Spanish subsidiary GPS (General Power Services S.L.) to Deutsche Windtechnik S.L. The name change reflects and emphasises our strategic approach to offer European services from a single source. The company has been a 100% part of the Group since November 2014. The corporate ...


    By Krampitz Communications

  • Deutsche Windtechnik AG steps up its foreign operations

    The leading provider of manufacturer-independent wind turbine services, Deutsche Windtechnik AG, is stepping up its foreign operations, especially in Spain, Poland and the United Kingdom. By the end of 2015 the company will have 122 employees outside Germany, 43 more than at the start of the year. Deutsche ...


    By Krampitz Communications

  • seebaWIND Service to run 42-megawatt ENGIE wind farm in Brandenburg

    seebaWIND Service GmbH has been awarded the tender invited by the ENGIE energy group. The manufacturer-independent service provider has been responsible for service, maintenance, and 24/7 remote monitoring of the Karstädt-Blüthen wind farm in Prignitz County (Brandenburg) since August. With 32 Nordex N60 wind turbines and a total capacity of almost 42 megawatts, it is one of the biggest ...


    By Krampitz Communications

  • Popular TV Programme trusts XL2 for Noise Monitoring of Wind Farms

    Eco Eye, Irelands longest running and most successful environmental documentary series recently turned their attention to Wind Energy using the XL2 sound level meter and weather protected microphone to monitor noise from one of Irelands largest wind farms. In the episode broadcast on the 10th February titled ‘Greening our Electricity’ the renowned Irish journalist Duncan ...


    By NTi Audio AG

  • seebaWIND Service breaks sales record and reaches 1 gigawatt limit

    seebaWIND Service GmbH has increased its sales in the fiscal year 2014 from 10 to more than 12 million euros. In addition, the manufacturer-independent service provider for wind power plants now employs 75 people. Thus, seebaWIND was able to surpass its forecasts from the beginning of 2014. They included a growth in turnover and employees of up to 20 percent each. Thanks to its sales record, ...


    By Krampitz Communications

  • GE Oil & Gas Technology Used in First-Ever Large-Scale Production of LNG from Coal Seam Gas for Queensland Curtis LNG

    GE Oil & Gas (NYSE: GE) has played a pivotal role in the global liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry with its systems used in the first-ever large-scale production of LNG from coal seam gas (CSG) at BG Group’s Queensland Curtis LNG (QCLNG) plant on Curtis Island. GE technology of gas turbines, centrifugal compressors and generators are integral parts of the QCLNG facility that has begun ...


    By General Electric

  • PacifiCorp Energy pleads guilty in bird deaths

    Wind farm operator PacifiCorp Energy will pay $2.5 million in fines after pleading guilty Friday to charges related to the deaths of protected birds in Wyoming. The subsidiary of Portland, Oregon-based PacifiCorp pleaded guilty in federal court in Wyoming to two counts of violating the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act under a plea deal with prosecutors. The U.S. Justice Department said the ...


    By Associated Press

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