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Sulzer Schmid and NNAISENSE join forces to develop wind industry’s most advanced AI engine for automated blade damage detection

Zurich, Switzerland, 02 September 2019 – Sulzer Schmid, a Swiss company pioneering UAV technology for rotor blade inspections, and NNAISENSE, a world leading artificial intelligence specialist, have partnered to develop an artificial intelligence engine to automatically detect rotor blade damages on wind turbine. This leapfrog technology is expected to bring the twin benefits of imp ...

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Aboitiz Power Acquire Mekong Wind Pte $46 Million

Through a subsidiary, Filipino energy giant Aboitiz Power signed an agreement Friday to acquire Mekong Wind Pte. Ltd. in Vietnam for $46 million. The deal to buy 100 percent of Mekong Wind Pte. Ltd. (Mekong Wind) is still subject to customary closing conditions, but is expected to be sealed in the fourth quarter of this year. Mekong Wind, previously controlled by Singapore-based Armstrong Southeast Asia Cle ...

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Partners Group Back Third Wind Farm in Australia

Swiss private equity firm Partners Group has invested an undisclosed amount in Australia’s Bango Wind Farm, the investment manager’s third wind farm investment in the country under its Grassroots Renewable Energy platform. Bango Wind Farm is a 244-megawatt construction-ready project in New South Wales with a total project value of A$500 million ($337.5 million). It will be the first wind farm in the world t ...

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ArcVera Renewables Reach 100% Mean Accuracy

ArcVera Renewables’ Study Proves Its Wind Energy Resource Assessments Reach 100% Mean Accuracy ArcVera Renewables found in an in-depth study across 3.5GW of projects that its specialist wind energy resource assessment techniques have effectively led to 100% energy yield prediction accuracy, considerably reducing wind project financing risks. Golden, Colorado, July 24th 2019 – ArcVera Ren ...

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Floating Offshore Wind For South Korea

Equinor, Korea National Oil Corporation (KNOC) and the Korean power company Korea East-West Power (EWP) have formed a consortium to develop floating offshore wind project Donghae 1, off Ulsan in South Korea. The consortium is currently launching the development of a 200MW floating wind farm near the KNOC-operated Donghae natural gas field, and will carry out a feasibility study for the wind farm. The constr ...

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Mita-Teknik launches next-generation blade pitch technology

Mita-Teknik, a global provider of wind turbine control and pitch technology, announced today the launch of its new generation of blade pitch system for onshore and offshore wind turbines. The new Mita Pitch System has been designed to effectively minimize O&M costs, reduce downtime and improve productivity. The Mita Pitch System is a flexible pitch solution for turbines up to 12 ...

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Mita-Teknik’s 50th Anniversary Creates New Vision

Mita-Teknik’s new CEO Klaus Knudsen has announced today his new strategic vision for the company. This year, Mita-Teknik, a company thatpioneered wind technology since the early eighties, celebrates its 50th anniversary. With Knudsen in the top job, the Danish turbine control solution specialist is gearing up to embrace the challenges of the coming decade. Strategically, the company will ...

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Orsted Move Forward with 900MW Taiwanese Offshore Wind Farm

Ørsted has taken the final investment decision (FID) on the Changhua 1 and 2a offshore wind farm in Taiwan. Prior to the FID, Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs approved Ørsted’s local supply chain plan, and subsequently Ørsted has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Taipower at the feed-in-tariff level announced on 30 January 2019. “Over the last couple of months, we have been working intensive ...

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AC Energy Looking for Wind Deals in Vietnam

NINH THUAN, Vietnam— The Ayala group’s AC Energy is finalizing deals for wind power projects that need to be up and running in two and a half years, following its rush to build solar power plants here. AC Energy president Eric Francia said in an interview that while talks with Vietnamese partners are still ongoing, the parties involved realize that any wind project needs to be operating by November 2021 to ...

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COWI Opens Tapei Office

Danish consultancy COWI has opened an office in Tapei to meet growing demand for its services in the Taiwan offshore wind market. The new base adds to offices already in Asia in Hong Kong, Seoul and Singapore, the company said. COWI is also increasing staff in its Boston and Hamburg offices as part of plans to double wind business over the next three years. COWI senior market director for offshore wind Jan ...

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