Partnering up for the future – SKF at WindEurope Bilbao
WindEurope once again pulls in the crème de la crème of the wind industry. Over 9,800 participants, 334 exhibitors and around 250 speakers took to Bilbao, where SKF presented its own services and solutions – and offered wind farm stakeholders an opportunity to rise to current and future industrial challenges.
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.
Towards Testing 4.0 – How SKF helps shape the future of wind energy
The demand on wind turbines is increasing. It is the same for the roller bearings that enable their smooth operation. These bearings must withstand ever-higher loads, moments, and harsh conditions, while still increasing efficiency and reliability as demand rises. To help companies meet these challenges, SKF analyzes large-scale roller bearing behavior under extreme and real conditions at the Sven Wingquist Test Center.
Starting anew in 2022 – Five wind energy trends to look out for this year
Supply shortages and decreased revenues throughout the last two years led to fewer wind turbine installations than anticipated. But with CO2 reduction as relevant as ever and increasing interest in green energy, the wind industry is set for a big comeback. To give you an idea of what’s in store, we gathered five key trends for 2022.
Ammonia fueling the future – Winds of change for the shipping industry?
In the shipping industry, fossil fuels are still a widespread choice for ship propulsion. But now, with a plausible alternative on the horizon, the shipping industry may soon be able to tap into the benefits of wind energy.
Wind energy, ahoy! – Over 50 floating wind farms in planning worldwide
Wind energy is growing ever more efficient. This is especially true offshore, where wind conditions are almost always favorable. Most offshore wind farms are bedded near the coastline, but this article looks at an even more advantageous – and already existing – alternative. Read here about some of the world's floating wind farms.
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.
WindEnergy digital – Part 1 – Sustainability in the wind industry
The digital exhibitor platform at WindEnergy Hamburg was unfortunately cancelled at short notice this year. For all parties still interested in accessing the exciting content from SKF, we are writing up the work that would have been showcased in real time at the trade fair. In this, the first article of a two-part series, the focus is on the topic of sustainability. How can wind turbines become more environmentally friendly?