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Continental equips Goldwind wind turbines with drive belts

Continental Goldwind DannenbergContinental is equipping the wind turbines made by Xinjiang Goldwind Science and Technology with drive belts. The belts allow the rotor blades to be adjusted at any time without the aid of gears or hydraulics.

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First steel plates cut for Jan de Nul’s installation vessel Voltaire

Steel cutting ceremony for the Voltaire at Cosco Shipyard ChinaJan De Nul kicks off the construction of its new offshore jack-up installation vessel Voltaire. The steel cutting ceremony took place at the Cosco Shipping Shipyard (Nantong) in China, in the presence of Jan De Nul representatives, the shipyard and BV Classification Society.

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Semco Maritime completes crane boom installation on Pacific Osprey

Pacific Osprey crane boom installationSwire Blue Ocean contracted Semco Maritime for the installation of a 422-tonne crane boom on windfarm Installation Vessel Pacific Osprey to expand its capacity and enable handling of the next generation of wind turbine generators.

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GE to track the health of wind blades from factory to field

GE Research has been awarded a project through NextFlex, America’s Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE) Manufacturing Institute, to develop and demonstrate embedded sensors in structural composite materials that enable improvements in their manufacture and monitoring of parts and components from factory to field.

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Siemens Gamesa launches 14MW offshore wind turbine

Siemens Gamesa’s newest direct drive offshore wind turbine, the SG 14-222 DD, has a capacity of 14MW, reaching up to 15MW using the company’s Power Boost function.

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SeaTwirl granted US patent

seatwirl US patentSeaTwirl has been granted a patent for an anchoring solution by the US Patent Office. Offshore wind turbines will be subjected to severe weather conditions and the anchoring is therefore an important aspect.

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