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Covestro, Goldwind and LZ Blades develop full polyurethane wind turbine blade

Covestro has developed the world’s first 64.2-meter wind turbine blade made completely of polyurethane. The blade is made jointly with Goldwind and LZ Blades. The full polyurethane wind turbine blade, from the spar cap to the shear web and the shell, is made entirely of polyurethane infusion resin.

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AqualisBraemar to oversee construction of newbuild offshore wind turbine installation vessels

AqualisBraemar also supervised construction of the OuYang 001 and OuYang 002 wind turbine installation vesselsOuYang Offshore Co has awarded AqualisBraemar the construction supervision contract for two newbuild self-elevating wind turbine installation vessels to be constructed at Chinese shipyard Dayang Offshore Equipment.

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Saitec Offshore Technologies installs BlueSATH floating wind platform in Spain

BlueSATH deploymentBlueSATH floating wind platform has been installed and commissioned in its final deployment site in El Abra del Sardinero (Santander, Spain). Saitec Offshore Technologies has set off towing operation from Astander’s Dock Pontejos, where it was tied up for its set-up, towards its destination 800 meters away off Cantabrian coast.

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GE Research uses summit supercomputer for study on wind power

GE engineers – led by GE Research Aerodynamics Engineer Jing Li – have been granted access to the Summit supercomputer at  Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee,  through the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) competitive ALCC (Advanced Scientific Computing Research Leadership Computing Challenge) program.

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O&M Centre of Excellence and Ørsted partner to develop new sea state forecasting tool

The UK’s national Operations & Maintenance (O&M) Centre of Excellence has partnered with Ørsted in a £400k project to develop an approach to sea state forecasting, which aims to deliver a reduction in missed working days.

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Enercon installs E-160 EP5 prototype

Prototype Enercon E160 EP5Enercon has completed installation of the E-160 EP5 prototype. The company’s latest low-wind turbine in the EP5 platform was constructed at the Wieringermeer wind energy test site in the Netherlands.

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