Adequate up-tower rescue training is paramount to ensure today’s new wind technicians stay safe

By Sam Heim, Media Specialist, Petzl The wind technician career is projected to have the highest job growth rate in the United States for the next eight years. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the projected percent change in … Read More

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US Wind begins oceanographic surveys for Maryland offshore lease area

Maryland-based offshore wind developer US Wind has launched oceanographic survey activities within its Maryland offshore lease area. A team of scientists and other experts will collect data beginning in April into July 2021 to inform project design, including foundation type, … Read More

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Time to re-invent the seal for wind turbines

By Andras Kaldos, Product Engineering Group Manager, Key Industries, James Walker In recent years wind turbines have made significant increases in size as operators and OEMs seek to optimize the costs of power generation by building fewer larger and more … Read More

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Industry requests larger offshore wind infrastructure budget in letter to Congress

The American Clean Power Association (ACPA) and several offshore wind industry members addressed a letter to Congress requesting the Maritime Administration’s Port Infrastructure Development Program’s budget be increased to $750 million in the FY 2022 infrastructure appropriations bill. The letter … Read More

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Ingeteam introduces a new robust wind controller firmware development methodology

Ingeteam Wind Energy announced that its firmware development methodology has been shown to significantly reduce the critical on-site validation and certification phase thanks to its robust qualification process. This speeds up the time to market and commercial production capacity of new … Read More

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3 steps wind farm owners can take to keep turbines spinning through extreme cold

By Gareth Brown, CEO, Clir Renewables In February 2021, Texas faced a disastrous power failure as a result of an unexpectedly severe winter storm. Natural gas wells froze, transmission substations went offline, and the grid operator was forced to initiate rolling … Read More

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Chinese yards scoop Seaspan’s latest boxship order

China State Shipbuilding Corporation will build Seaspan’s latest batch of six container vessels featuring 15,000 TEU capacity. The company’s subsidiaries Hudong Zhonghua and Jiangnan Shipbuilding will build three ships from the series each. This project marks the first time that … Read More

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GE to supply turbines to Invenergy’s 1.4-GW wind portfolio in Oklahoma

GE Renewable Energy has been selected to provide onshore wind turbines for the 1,485-MW North Central Wind Energy Facilities in Oklahoma. Through this agreement, GE will deliver 492 x 2.X-127s and 39 x 2.X-116 turbines with varying nameplates and hub … Read More

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Nexans will supply cabling for future New York offshore wind projects

Nexans has signed a preferred supplier agreement with Empire Offshore Wind to electrify future New York State offshore wind projects by connecting them to the onshore grid. The Empire Wind offshore projects cover the full design and manufacturing, as well … Read More

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Biden Administration sets offshore wind development goals

The Biden Administration today announced plans to bolster offshore wind development, strengthen the domestic supply chain and create union jobs. National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and Transportation Secretary … Read More

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