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 ...

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • New Funding Opportunity to Develop Larger Wind Turbine Blades

    The Energy Department today announced $1.8 million in funding for the development of larger wind turbine blades that will help capture more power from wind resources and increase the efficiency of wind energy systems. This funding will support the research and development of technological innovations to improve the manufacturing, transportation, and assembly of wind turbine blades longer than 60 ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Upcoming Funding Opportunity to Develop Larger Wind Turbine Blades

    On February 20, 2015 EERE’s Wind Program announced a Notice of Intent to issue a funding opportunity titled “U.S. Wind Manufacturing: Larger Blades to Access Greater Wind Resources and Lower Costs.” This funding will support the ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Ahlstrom launches Ahlstrom AceBlade(TM) Carbon, a cost-effective solution for manufacturing wind turbine blades

    Ahlstrom, a global high performance fiber-based materials company, launches today Ahlstrom AceBladeTM Carbon, a new product for the wind energy market. AceBladeTMCarbon is a patent pending, unidirectional carbon fiber reinforcement with superior fatigue resistance and enhanced mechanical properties. The product addresses the market need for ...


    By Ahlstrom-Munksjö

  • GE Successfully Proves Technology to Extend Wind Turbine Blades

    Innovative Technology Increases Rotor Diameter by 40 Percent; Demonstrated Power Output Increases by More than 20 Percent Unique Aerodynamic Insert Extends a 37-Meter Blade to 44 Meters Continued Expansion of GE’s Technology Advancements to Improve Existing Fleet Production ...


    By General Electric

  • Budget helps secure manufacturing in Britain

    The Prime Minister is welcoming the decision by Siemens and Associated British Ports today to invest £310 million in wind turbine production and installation facilities in Yorkshire. Providing a huge boost to the UK’s offshore wind industry and the local area, this investment will create up to 1,000 jobs directly, with additional jobs during construction and indirectly in the supply ...

  • China Wind Turbine Blade Epoxy Resin Market

    ReportsnReports.com adds "China Wind Turbine Blade Epoxy Resin Industry ( 2011-2015 Deep Research Report )" new market research report to its store. 2011-2015 Deep Research Report on China Wind Turbine Blade Epoxy Resin Industry” was professional and depth research report on China Wind Turbine Blade Epoxy Resin industry. This report has firstly introduced Wind Turbine Blade Epoxy ...


  • GL Garrad Hassan releases new version of Bladed

    GL Garrad Hassan has released Version 4.4 of Bladed, the industry standard integrated software package for the design and certification of onshore and offshore wind turbines. The release of Version 4.4 represents a significant milestone for Bladed, with many new features, including a new pitch actuator model with additional functionality, a new external controller interface, improved moorings ...


  • Bladed celebrates its 20th Birthday

    At the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) Conference in Vienna, GL Garrad Hassan marked the 20th anniversary of the launch of Bladed, the wind turbine design software trusted and used by manufacturers and certification agencies around the world. Over the last two decades, as commercial wind turbines have grown in scale, from 500kW to over 7MW, GL Garrad Hassan wind energy experts have ...


  • GL Garrad Hassan releases WaveDyn

    Today, at the International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE) in Dublin, GL Garrad Hassan will release WaveDyn, the first independently developed wave energy converter design tool to be made commercially available. WaveDyn allows users to model a wide range of wave energy conversion device types. Its flexible, multi-body modelling approach, coupled with a hydrodynamic flow solver, and a range of ...


  • ACCIONA Windpower to Supply 3-megawatt Turbines to Prince Edward Island Energy Corporation

    ACCIONA Windpower and Prince Edward Island Energy Corporation (PEIEC) have signed a turbine supply agreement for the Hermanville & Clear Springs Wind Project. The turbine supply agreement is the first between the two companies and comes after a competitive Request for Proposals (RFP) process undertaken by PEIEC, which included touring ACCIONA ...


    By ACCIONA S.A

  • 2012 Deep Research Report on Global and China Wind Turbine Blade Industry

    This report consisting of 531 Tables and Figures was published by QY Research Wind Energy Research Center on Jul 2012. In the report, the following information will be included: Global and China Wind Turbine Blade Production Supply Sales Demand marketing and technology (equipment) information; Global and China Wind Turbine Blade production and demand ...


  • EDF Energies Nouvelles Celebrates the Saint-Robert-Bellarmin Wind Project With a Blade Signing Ceremony

    EDF EN Canada Inc, an EDF Energies Nouvelles Company (www.edf-en.ca), celebrates the development and construction of the 80 MW Saint-Robert-Bellarmin Wind Project today with a blade signing ceremony. The new wind project represents the first project in Quebec for EDF EN Canada. It is one of seven wind energy projects awarded to EDF EN Canada ...


  • GC China Turbine Announces Non-Reliance on Previously Issued Audit Reports; Internal Investigation

    GC China Turbine Corp. ("GC China" or the "Company") (OTCBB: GCHT) today announced that it received a letter from Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu CPA Ltd. ("Deloitte"), the Company's former independent accounting firm, noting that Deloitte's previously issued audit report dated April 15, 2010 in respect of the Company's financial statements for the years ended December 31, 2008 and 2009, audit report ...


  • Wind Energy Update: Wind Farm O&M Predictive vs. Preventative Maintenance

    Wind Energy update: Maintenance practices on wind turbines are primarily either ‘preventative’ actions performed at routine intervals according the manufacturers specification...or ‘reactive’ when a turbine’s component is damaged causing the machine to shut down. New ‘preventative’ maintenance practices are now being developed, using high tech condition monitoring technologies, which aim to ...


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