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Service industry adapts to bigger turbines

Service industry adapts to bigger turbines

UNITED STATES: The face of America's wind farms changed radically 15 years ago as a new generation of multi-megawatt turbines from a smaller pool of manufacturers came online. Keeping these machines in top condition is the main focus of the US's growing O&M sector.

Moventas upgrades UK testing facility

Moventas upgrades UK testing facility

UK: Finnish gearbox manufacturer Moventas is incorporating a 3.6MW test rig in its Huddersfield workshop.

Software modelling highlights gearbox cracks

Software modelling highlights gearbox cracks

UNITED STATES: Large-scale operators of GE turbines are benefiting from a digital service that shows what is most likely to go wrong with the turbine's gearbox and when, as well as the best ways to prevent it.

Lidar installed on Goldwind 6MW prototype

Lidar installed on Goldwind 6MW prototype

CHINA: Goldwind has installed a lidar system on its 6MW prototype offshore wind turbine at a test site in China to help certification.


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