Installing and maintaining offshore turbines to cope with icy conditions poses additional difficulties for wind technicians
SGRE’s technology chief on enhancing reliability, reducing downtime and the possibility of working with other OEMs
The UK offshore wind workforce is due to grow, but it is falling short of targets to employ more women and apprentices, new report finds
WindEurope, BWE and several turbine manufacturers and wind developers have called on the German government to help the sector
The fire at the Locust Ridge wind farm in Pennsylvania follows a blaze in December 2020 and at least two others in the last decade, according to local media
Tornadoes, flooding and ice storms led to a spike in severe wind losses measured in insurance claims, a new report into renewables finds
Europe will still account for more than half of $12 billion offshore O&M sector in 2029, with China as the biggest individual market
Hundreds of thousands of additional workers will be needed over the next decade to deliver the growth in offshore wind capacity, new analysis suggests
Quick access to a safe way to escape from a turbine fire is key to saving lives. Eize de Vries finds out why a new evacuation system claims to have the edge over traditional rope-based rescue solutions
Advances in turbine technology have improved reliability, reducing unscheduled downtime and cutting service costs. While offshore projects remain more expensive to operate, economies of scale will play an increasing role as arrays featuring hundreds of units become the norm.
The Material Failure Investigation Group of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) has been listening to, and acting on, presentations on the subject of wind turbine failures for the past two years.
With around 6,000 turbines due to leave the support system in 2021, Germany's environment agency has assessed the country's readiness to recycle this potential flood of turbine components, and at what cost.
The next generation of new turbines continues apace in the second half of the year, but financial woes among many of the industry's western OEMs also bite. Here are the top articles from the latter half of 2019.