Let’s talk innovation, reliability, and change – SKF at the ACP’s Operation, Maintenance and Safety Conference
By now, changes in the renewable energy industry are more than possible scenarios predicted by experts all over the world, they are real. To manage the challenges ahead, companies and stakeholders need to exchange knowledge and establish partnerships – by visiting events like the ACP OMS 2023.
Heading Offshore – The recent boom in the expansion of offshore wind energy
Global offshore wind activity is on the rise. Since 2021 the number of related projects in the pipeline has never been higher. Experts are already speaking of a boom that is being driven primarily by China, the UK, and the USA. But is this development just a flash in the pan or is it here to stay?
Africa’s huge wind potential – Electricity shortage in Africa: Gone with the wind?
In many parts of Africa, people still live without access to electricity. Although recent studies have shown the potential for renewable energy on the continent, electrification is proving to be challenging. In remote regions especially, the infrastructure is lacking.
On the edge – What saving the planet means for the wind industry
The 2022 report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has brought the importance of climate protection back to the forefront worldwide. Let us take a look at the global wind energy market: What changes can operators expect in the coming years?
100% recyclable – just a dream? – What’s new in recycling worn components in the wind industry?
Every part of a wind turbine is recyclable... almost. One of the few components that pose a problem are rotor blades. To help tackle the issue, researchers from companies all over the world are trying to find a solution, and it might not be so long until they do. On top of that, it could be that other industries benefit too.
New heights for German hydrogen – How northwest Germany scores big wins with hydrogen
The German government’s National Hydrogen Strategy highlights the significance of hydrogen in the energy transition. This scheme has been bolstered by a major project in the north of the country, which also underlines the importance of close cooperation between wind farm operators and hydrogen producers.
Inspecto-drones – How can drones support turbine maintenance?
Drones are fast, agile, and make light work of reaching high altitudes. But that doesn't necessarily mean they will revolutionize wind turbine maintenance overnight. Incidentally, we are still waiting for the big drone breakthrough in the industry. When is it going to happen?
No room? No worries! – Why hybrid offshore farms are making waves
In western Europe, the seasons are fairly predictable. Winds are higher in winter. Whereas in summer, the sun is out more often. While this might sound like stating the obvious, it is for this reason that a 16-company-strong consortium is planning to build the first hybrid offshore park off the Belgian coast.
NEOM: The future’s new home? – All about the Red Sea’s green city
In renewable energy’s relatively short existence, no project as ambitious as NEOM has ever been dreamed of. But Saudi Arabia’s potentially greener-than-green city is now under construction. Compared with the erection of the pyramids, but ready in ten years, NEOM and THE LINE represent a massive mindset shift in the region.