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Partners develop 3D printer to manufacture components of GE’s Haliade-X offshore wind turbine

Partners develop 3D printer to manufacture components of GEs Haliade X offshore wind turbineGE , Fraunhofer IGCV and voxeljet have announced a research partnership to develop a 3D printer for offshore wind applications in order to streamline the production of components of GE’s Haliade-X offshore wind turbine. 

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EMD International releases windPRO V3.5

A new version 3.5 of the windPRO software has just been released by EMD International. The new windPRO V3.5 includes a lot of new features, e.g. blockage models and updated Eddy Viscosity model with Deep Array Correction (DAC) model in the PARK module, grid curtailment in the PARK module, evaluation of lifetime extension potential in the Load Response module, new calculation methods in the Solar PV module including tracking and bifacial, a new SketchUp integration module and updated German TR10 revision 2 calculation features.

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EnBW develops augmented reality app for visualisation of wind farms

REVisAREnBW has presented an app with an associated web portal for visualisations of objects that characterise the landscape, such as wind turbines.

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RES, ZX Lidars and KK Wind Solutions develop product to upgrade performance of existing wind farms

RES, alongside ZX Lidars and KK Wind Solutions, has developed a Retrofit Lidar Assisted wind farm Control System (ReLACS) which will improve the performance of existing wind farms.

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Siemens Gamesa upgrades 5.X onshore platform

Siemens Gamesa upgrades 5.X onshore platformSiemens Gamesa has upgraded its onshore platform by increasing power output to 6.6MW. The new SG 6.6-155 and SG 6.6-170 turbines will now offer a higher unitary power.

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Sulzer Schmid and Enertrag introduce drone-based lightning protection system testing solution

SulzerSchmid Enertrag LPS drone DJIM300 inspectionSulzer Schmid and Enertrag Betrieb have teamed up to provide a new wind turbine blade inspection solution that integrates Enertrag Betrieb’s lightning protection systems (LPS) testing solution with Sulzer Schmid’s UAV technology and digital inspection platform. This solution will enable LPS testing to be carried out at the same time as rotor blade inspections.

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