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Petzl launches technical partner program

By Kelly Pickerel Petzl’s Professional Division is pleased to announce an innovative new partnership program in the U.S. and Canadian markets. The Petzl Technical Partner (PTP) Program formalizes close-working relationships with experts in vertical environments that demonstrate a thorough understanding of their industry, contribute to the development of industry best practices, and integrate Petzl products…

Polyurethane proves it is ideal for wind power seals

By WPED Contributor By Kurt Sassmannshausen, product development manager, System Seals While nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) has been a staple of wind-turbine seals for decades, advancements in polyurethane formulas, processing and seal design are quickly sidelining NBR’s place in the industry. The qualities proving most beneficial include abrasion resistance, fluid compatibility, ozone resistance, mechanical strength…

Freudenberg offers new material simulation and testing to improve functionality of offshore wind turbines

By WPED Staff Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has developed an advanced testing procedure and simulation methodology that, in combination with the company’s Ventoguard portfolio of elastomeric materials, offers performance improvements and better longevity in offshore wind energy component applications. The material simulation process helps to identify optimal materials and designs for wind applications by analyzing how…

12-MW Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind farm ready for commercial service

By WPED Staff Dominion Energy’s two-turbine, 12-MW Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) pilot project, located 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach, successfully completed reliability testing and is ready to enter commercial service to deliver clean, renewable energy to Virginia customers. “This is a monumental day for the Commonwealth and the burgeoning offshore wind…

Tetrahedron launches new crane for next-generation offshore wind turbines

By WPED Staff Tetrahedron today launched a novel crane for the installation of the next generation of offshore wind turbines, designed to fit on both existing and new jackup wind turbine installation vessels. The increasing size of wind turbine generators sets a challenge for the offshore wind installation industry. Existing jackup vessels are rapidly becoming…

World Wind and Solar launches new technical wind service

By WPED Staff As part of its long-term growth strategy, World Wind and Solar (WWS), a leader in repair and maintenance services for utility-scale renewable wind, solar and energy storage system (ESS) assets, today announced the addition of critical new services for customers that own or operate wind farms. WWS has created a new Specialized…

RWE completes 220-MW Cranell wind farm in Texas

By WPED Staff Cranell wind farm, a 220-MW project located in Refugio County, Texas, has achieved commercial operation. The project owned by RWE is powered by 100 Vestas 2.2-MW turbines. With the addition of Cranell, RWE operates 25 onshore wind farms in the U.S. with a total installed capacity of more than 4,200 MW. The…

Alliant Energy reaches 1,000 MW of wind production in Iowa

By WPED Staff Alliant Energy completed its plan to add 1,000 MW of wind production in Iowa, several months ahead of schedule and within budget. This achievement comes as the company completes its 130-MW Richland Wind Farm in Sac County, located in west-central Iowa. The now operational wind farm is among five wind projects across…

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