May 15, 2019
Wind turbine suppliers are investing in supply chain solutions and combining new technologies with data advantages to win service contracts for third-party turbines, leading suppliers told the Wind Operations Dallas 2019 conference.
May 1, 2019
Self-diagnosing turbines, real-time output maximization and “crane less” maintenance will soon impact wind operations, cutting labour costs and increasing generation revenue, Denver Bane, Onshore Wind Services Strategy Leader at GE Renewable Energy, told the Wind Operations Dallas 2019 conference.
Mar 20, 2019
Insurance group Munich RE has developed a yield cover product that uses wind asset data to create automated settlements, cutting costs and improving accuracy, company officials said.
Mar 7, 2019
Intense competition is slicing wind operations and maintenance (O&M) prices, lowering margins towards turbine margin levels and attracting a new type of service provider, Oliver Metcalfe, wind power analyst at BloombergNEF (BNEF), said.
Feb 20, 2019
Turbine suppliers must optimize forward delivery and boost driver and railcar availability to avoid profit-sapping bottlenecks in 2019-2020, Leila Garcia da Fonseca, Managing Consultant at Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables, told New Energy Update.
Feb 6, 2019
Mercedes-Benz’ five-year power purchase agreement in Germany shows how owners, offtakers and service companies can mitigate commercial and technical risks to extend turbine lifespans.
Jan 23, 2019
Gearbox and bearings suppliers are using advanced modelling and analytics to improve designs and accelerate repairs as turbine sizes grow and cost pressures build.