Wind Turbine Blades News

  • Protecting engineering materials from water impact

    Erosion caused by the impact of water droplets on component surfaces can lead to failures in key technological applications. For example, in steam generating plants, the leading edge of turbine blades suffer major erosion damage from the steam driving the turbines, requiring costly maintenance and repair with consequent loss of generating capacity. Similarly, erosion caused by the impact of rain ...

  • New product milestone: Gamesa contracted to supply its largest turbines in China

    Gamesa has achieved a fresh milestone in its sales and product strategy, having received the first order for the new G132-5.0 MW1, the company's largest turbine. The agreement reached with the renewable energy subsidiary of Sinohydro, one of China's largest manufacturing groups, also constitutes the début order for the supply of turbines from the 5-MW platform in Asia, specifically ...


    By Gamesa

  • Gamesa concludes installation of the prototypes for the new G126-2.5 MW and G132-3.3 MW turbines

    Gamesa has completed installation at the Alaiz R&D facility (Navarra) of the prototypes of its newest turbine models: the G126-2.5 MW and the G132-3.3 MW. The G126-2.5 MW turbine is already producing power, while the G132-3.3 MW will start to do so in the coming days. Once up and running, the next step will be the intensive work required to have both models certified, a ...


    By Gamesa

  • 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

  • Gamesa to install Asia`s tallest wind turbines in Thailand

    The company will deliver 33 turbines (67.5 MW) with 153-metre tall towers, the tallest installed by Gamesa to date The contract also encompasses operation and maintenance services for 10 years Gamesa has achieved a new milestone, having secured a contract for the installation of Asia's tallest wind turbines, specifically in Thailand. With towers stretching 153 metres high - 18 ...


    By Gamesa

  • Research shows offshore wind more turbulent in Northeastern US

    A study conducted by researchers at the University of Delaware (UD) have shown the offshore wind in the Northeast of US is ‘predominantly unstable’. The study titled “On the Predominance of Unstable Atmospheric Conditions in the Marine Boundary Layer Offshore of the U.S. Northeastern Coast” analyzed ...


    By Orenda Energy Solutions Ltd.

  • Blades arrive for world’s largest offshore wind turbines

    The blades for the world’s largest offshore wind turbines have finally arrived in Belfast this past week. The giant blades were designed, tested and manufactured in the Isle of Wight especially for the V164-8.0 MW wind turbines made by MHI Vestas Offshore Wind. Each of the blades are and extraordinary 80m long and will be part of the Burbo Bank Extension project which has its pre-assembly ...

  • The world’s longest wind turbine blade has been built

    Adwen and LM Wind Power have joined forces in order to create the longest wind turbine blade in the world. The blade is 88.4m long and was specifically designed for Adwen’s AD 8-180 8MW wind turbine which will have a 180m rotor diameter. The point of increasing blade length, is the ability to capture more wind, which increases overall output. The added length of this blade will allow the ...


    By Orenda Energy Solutions Ltd.

  • EI North Eastern YPN: site visit to ORE Catapult in Blyth

    The latest visit of the Energy Institute (EI) North Eastern Branch Young Professionals Network (YPN) was to the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult. This took place in Blyth on the 12th May 2016 and was a combined visit with delegates from IET as well. The delegates were met by Ms. Helen Armstrong, Business Development Manager, who gave an introduction to the ORE catapult and their various ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Gamesa`s G132-3.3 MW, among the 100 best ideas of the year selected by financial journal Actualidad Económica

    For the last 24 years this journal has been acknowledging the creativity and imagination of firms which manage to set trends and defend their competitiveness in the marketplace. Gamesa's G132-3.3 MW turbine has been named one of the 100 best ideas of 2015 by Spanish financial journal, Actualidad Económica. In its appraisal, the journal highlighted the fact that ...


    By Gamesa

  • Gamesa reinforces its manufacturing base in India with a new blade factory

    This facility will make blades for the G114-2.0 MW class S turbine and marks Gamesa's second blade factory in India, where it also has a nacelle manufacturing facility The new blade factory is part of the company's plan for tapping the growth opportunity in India, where it is the number one OEM Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has ...


    By Gamesa

  • Pattern Energy Completes 150 MW Amazon Wind Farm in Indiana

    Growing its operational capacity, Pattern Energy Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PEGI) (TSX: PEG) (“Pattern Energy”) today announced that construction has completed for the 150 megawatt (MW) Amazon Wind Farm Fowler Ridge in Benton County, Indiana and the wind farm is now fully operational. The facility will sell 100% of the electricity produced to Amazon Web Services (AWS), which will supply the ...


    By Pattern Energy Group LP.

  • Gamesa launches its latest turbine: the G126-2.5 MW, maximum output for less windy regions

    The new G126-2.5 MW turbine allows users to maximise efficiency and profitability at low wind speed sites. The G126-2.5 MW turbine boosts energy production by up to 25% relative to the G114-2.0 MW. Today, Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, unveiled its new 2.5-MW turbine, specially designed for less windy ...


    By Gamesa

  • NREL Fills Leadership Role at Wind Technology Center

    Dr. Daniel Laird will join the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory on Oct. 12 as director of the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC), the country's premier wind energy technology research facility. Laird, who earned his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Madison-Wisconsin, is relocating from the Energy Department's Sandia National Laboratories in ...

  • Energy Department Awards $1.8 Million to Develop Wind Turbine Blades to Access Better Wind Resources and Reduce Costs

    The Energy Department today announced the selection of two organizations to develop larger wind turbine blades that can take advantage of better wind resources and can lower costs. Technological innovations such as taller wind turbine towers and larger rotors can more efficiently capture the stronger and ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Gamesa and the Technical University of Madrid to jointly develop a wind tunnel

    Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, and UPM (acronym in Spanish for the Technical University of Madrid) have signed a memorandum of understanding for the joint design, development and operation of a high-performance aerodynamic testing tunnel in Madrid. The facility is set to become a benchmark in Europe as it will enable the performance of extremely advanced aerodynamic, ...


    By Gamesa

  • Address to the Renewables UK Offshore Wind Conference

    Introduction Ladies and Gentlemen, I want to start by taking you back 15 years to the year 2000, the first year of the new millennium. It was the year the Spice Girls broke up. The year Chris Evans stopped making TFI Friday. It was the year we partied to see in the millennium. But what is the significance of this milestone year for us ...

  • New supply partners for biggest wind energy distribution portal

    Exactly on schedule to coincide with the beginning of the repair season, the online distribution platform WINDSOURCING.COM has further expanded its position as the leading global sales portal for product and service offerings in wind energy. Its product range from components, spare parts and repair equipment has further grown to around 15,000 items. Forming part of it now is the entire wind ...


    By WINDSOURCING.COM GmbH

  • Improved rotor blades increase turbine yield

    In Wettendorf in Lower Saxony, seebaWIND Service GmbH is upgrading four Fuhrländer FL2500 wind turbines with aerodynamically improved rotor blades. The innovative product was developed by BayWa r.e. and adapted for Fuhrländer FL2500 and Nordex N100 wind turbines with the help of seebaWIND Service. In a further development, the partners have been able to increase the turbine yield by ...


    By seebaWIND Service GmbH

  • Energy Department Announces New Projects to Help Protect Wildlife at Wind Energy Plants

    The Energy Department today announced more than $1.75 million for five projects that will develop and demonstrate technologies to reduce the potential impacts of wind farms on sensitive bat species. A current challenge facing wind energy developers in the United States is how to protect wildlife while responsibly deploying and operating this reliable source of clean energy. ...


    By US Department of Energy

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