Engineering News | Wind Energy http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/page/wind-energy Fri, 21 Sep 2018 04:38:25 +0200 FeedCreator 1.7.3 Loeriesfontein Wind Farm connected to grid http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/loeriesfontein-wind-farm-connected-to-grid-2017-10-27 Nadine James Wind Energy Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 467649 1508762236 1509055200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000684589_resized_loeriesfonteinwindfarmsconnecttoeskomgrid1022.jpg STATE CONNECTIONS Loeriesfontein and Khobab should start supplying electricity to the national grid by early December, in the meantime the developers continue to work closely with Eskom 511 287 Conference aims to strengthen cross-border relations http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/conference-aims-to-strengthen-cross-border-relations-2017-10-27 Nadine James Wind Energy Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 467634 1508762236 1509055200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000684749_resized_sawearenewableenergywindnoupoortwindfarm0720171022.jpg ANSWERS IN THE WIND The Windaba programme has been designed to be relevant regardless of whether the mid-term outlook is good or uncertain 511 287 Proper lubrication directly correlates with safety http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/proper-lubrication-directly-correlates-to-safety-2017-10-27 Nadine James Wind Energy Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 467663 1508762236 1509055200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000684609_resized_bloomberg62236041h2279971022.jpg GREASE THE SKIDS Reducing human-machine interaction requires having a robust lubrication programme that prevents unnecessary downtime and extends the service intervals of wind turbine equipment 511 287 Rotor blade manufacturing facility officially opens in Tangier http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/rotor-blade-manufacturing-facility-officially-opens-in-tangier-2017-10-27 Nadine James Wind Energy Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 467682 1508762236 1509055200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Wind energy sector still attractive to investors http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/wind-energy-sector-still-attractive-to-investors-2017-10-27 Nadine James Wind Energy Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 467631 1508762236 1509055200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000684467_resized_dineshbuldoowspafrica10171022.jpg DINESH BULDOO WSP Africa states that several wind projects have progressed through the planning pipeline, and the industry continues to generate significant investor and developer interest 511 287 Wind training facility increases course offering http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/wind-training-facility-increases-course-offering-2017-10-27 Nadine James Wind Energy Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 467629 1508762236 1509055200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000684461_resized_naimrassoolsaretecmd10171022.jpg NAIM RASSOOL The formal wind turbine service technician qualification programme is offered every six months 511 287 Company sees potential for growth in wind energy http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/company-sees-potential-for-growth-in-wind-energy-2016-10-28 Kimberley Smuts Wind Energy Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0200 431947 1477378709 1477605600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000597507_resized_grantrobertsonmdvertenergy1022.jpeg GRANT ROBERTSON Vert energy has positioned itself at the forefront of the energy sector in Southern Africa 511 287 WindAc Africa to spark wind energy discussions http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/windac-africa-to-spark-wind-energy-discussions-2016-10-28 Kimberley Smuts Wind Energy Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0200 431920 1477378709 1477605600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Offshore wind farm on track for first energy this year http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/first-us-offshore-wind-farm-on-track-for-first-energy-this-year-2016-10-28 Kimberley Smuts Wind Energy Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0200 431943 1477378709 1477605600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000597514_resized_bloomberggeoffshorewindfarm20163040313601131022.jpeg OFFSHORE WIND FARM The Block Island wind farm is a landmark project in the US renewable energy market 511 287 Wind industry celebrates a million jobs http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/wind-industry-celebrates-a-million-jobs-2016-10-28 Kimberley Smuts Wind Energy Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0200 431928 1477378709 1477605600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000597495_resized_jeffreysbaywindfarmrenewableenergywindenergyturbine190114duane1022.jpeg REACHING FOR CLIMATE GOALS The wind industry has witnessed record growth in recent years 511 287 100 MW power purchase agreement signed in Nairobi http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/company-signs-100mw-purchase-power-agreement-in-nairobi-2016-10-28 Kimberley Smuts Wind Energy Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0200 431938 1477378709 1477605600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000597502_resized_windfarmharvestwindenergy2016304736731151022.jpeg ELECTRICITY CONNECTION DOUBLES The Kipeto project will be a key contributor to the Kenyan government’s initiative to provide 70% of households with electricity by 2017 511 287 Windaba exhibitors showcase energy portfolio http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/windaba-exhibitors-showcase-energy-portfolio-2016-10-28 Kimberley Smuts Wind Energy Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0200 431910 1477378709 1477605600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Wind energy investments increase future renewable energy plans http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/investments-in-wind-energy-increases-future-renewable-energy-plans-2016-10-28 Kimberley Smuts WIND ENERGY Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0200 431969 1477644877 1477605600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 S Africa shifts towards 100% renewable energy http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/s-africa-shifts-towards-100-renewable-energy-2016-10-28 Kimberley Smuts WINDABA Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0200 431887 1477645217 1477605600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000597479_resized_2016041115n1021022.jpeg 100% RENEWABLES This years theme has been informed by developments in the renewable energy industry 511 287 Further potential for wind energy http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/further-potential-for-wind-energy-2016-10-28 Kimberley Smuts WIND ENERGY Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0200 431901 1477665405 1477605600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000597347_resized_windenergyrenewablereuters1022.jpg SUITABLE ENERGY SOURCE Wind energy is a cleaner fuel source as wind turbines do not produce atmospheric emissions 511 287 Engineering consultancy introduces integrated earthing for wind energy facilities http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/engineering-consultancy-introduces-integrated-earthing-for-wind-energy-facilities-2015-11-27 Nadine James Wind Energy Fri, 27 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +0200 392714 1448346633 1448575200 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000489791_resized_m821321022.jpeg INTEGRATED EARTHING Hatch Goba has researched new groundmat designs for grid integration at wind energy facilities 511 287 Renewables specialist spearheads Kenyan wind power project http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/renewables-specialist-spearheads-kenyan-wind-power-project-2015-11-27 Nadine James Wind Energy Fri, 27 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +0200 392322 1448346633 1448575200 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000488617_resized_uhurukenyattaltwpcolletedutoit1022.jpeg UHURU KENYATTA Kenya's president unveils a commemorative plaque at Lake Turkana Wind Power groundbreaking ceremony 511 287 Wind farms stimulate socioeconomic development in WC http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/wind-farms-stimulate-socioeconomic-development-in-rural-western-cape-2015-11-27 Nadine James Wind Energy Fri, 27 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +0200 392751 1448346633 1448575200 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000489898_resized_windfarm1incapetownsouthafrica1022.jpeg WEST COAST ONE The 94 MW wind farm will counteract more than 5 billion tons of carbon emiision 511 287 Battery-powered bolting system designed for turbine maintenance http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/company-promotes-battery-powered-bolting-system-for-turbine-maintenance-2015-11-27 Nadine James Wind Energy Fri, 27 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +0200 392545 1448346633 1448575200 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000489236_resized_lithiumgun1022.jpeg LITHIUM GUN The battery-powered bolting gun is ideal for wind turbine maintenance 511 287 NC wind project’s turbine foundations among the world’s greenest http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/nc-wind-projects-turbine-foundations-among-the-worlds-greenest-2015-11-27 Nadine James Wind Energy Fri, 27 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +0200 392830 1448346633 1448575200 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000490280_resized_lwffoundations1022.jpeg WIND TURBINE FOUNDATION The Loeriesfontein wind farm is expecte to be completed by 2017 511 287 Western Cape wind farm achieved full operational capacity - supplying the national grid http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/western-cape-wind-farm-achieved-full-operational-capacity---supplying-the-national-grid-2015-11-27 Nadine James Wind Energy Fri, 27 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +0200 392744 1447681495 1448575200 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000489856_resized_newsserewindfarm11022.jpeg SERE WIND FARM The Western Cape wind farm is capable of producing enough electricity to supply 124 000 homes 511 287 Wind farm transaction 'a big deal' for local renewables investment http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/wind-farm-transaction-a-big-deal-for-local-renewables-investment-2015-11-27 Samantha Herbst Wind Energy Fri, 27 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +0200 394598 1448551349 1448575200 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 Regular inspections, monitoring a must to improve turbine efficiency http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/regular-inspections-continuous-monitoring-a-must-to-improve-turbine-efficiency-in-sa-2015-11-27 Nadine James Wind Energy Fri, 27 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +0200 392529 1448620627 1448575200 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000490652_resized_ewp20131000501300dpi1022.jpeg SMOOTH OPERATION Independent inspections ensure that wind turbines operate efficiently 511 287 Engineering multinational provides 157 wind turbines for SA wind farms http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/engineering-multinational-provides-157-wind-turbines-for-sa-wind-farms-2015-11-27 Nadine James Wind Energy Fri, 27 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +0200 392874 1448620651 1448575200 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000490285_resized_se011487813copy1022.jpeg EN-ROUTE TO JEFFREYS BAY Siemens successfully supplied and installed turbines at the Jefferys Bay Wind farmin the Eastern Cape 511 287 Design flaws in wind turbine foundations may prove costly, says engineering firm http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/design-flaws-in-wind-turbine-foundations-may-prove-costly-says-engineering-firm-2015-11-27 Nadine James Wind Energy Fri, 27 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +0200 392567 1448620676 1448575200 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000489340_resized_welshrenewableenergy1022.jpeg DIFFERENT STROKES Turbine foundations are designed for site-specific conditions, and the lack of clear consensus in international design codes is a problem 511 340 SA to double electricity generated through wind farms http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/sa-to-double-electricity-generated-through-wind-farms-2014-11-28 Bruce Montiea Wind Energy Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0200 352244 1416894733 1417125600 99999999999 Megan van Wyngaardt 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000373725_resized_jeffreysbaywindfarmresized.jpg GENERATING ELECTRICITY The Jeffreys Bay wind farm started operating this year 511 287 Wind energy projects help restore ecosystem http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/wind-energy-projects-help-to-restore-ecosystem-2014-11-28 Bruce Montiea Wind Energy Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0200 352199 1416894733 1417125600 99999999999 Megan van Wyngaardt 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000373675_resized_powercablesshriramepcindiaseptember2014resized.jpg GREEN ENERGY Projects that use wind to generate renewable energy are essential 511 287 SA wind energy industry thriving http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/sa-wind-energy-industry-performing-well-2014-11-28 Bruce Montiea Wind Energy Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0200 352216 1416894733 1417125600 99999999999 Megan van Wyngaardt 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000373700_resized_nicolacencelliresized.jpg NICOLA CENCELLI The wind industry market has progressed into a thriving industry that is showing clear signs of sustainability 511 287 Company supplies generators to wind farm http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/company-supplies-generators-to-wind-farm-2014-11-28 Bruce Montiea Wind Energy Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0200 352215 1416894733 1417125600 99999999999 Megan van Wyngaardt 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000373696_resized_windfarmcommissioningpoweraggrekoresized.jpg WIND POWER Aggreko provides support services across the full life-cycle of both on- and offshore wind farms 511 287 R300m production factory opened http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/r300m-production-factory-opened-2014-11-28 Bruce Montiea Wind Energy Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0200 352477 1416894735 1417125600 99999999999 Megan van Wyngaardt 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000374374_resized_windturbinetowerproductionfactorygrirenewableindustriesresized.jpg PRODUCTION CAPACITY The new wind-turbine tower production factory is capable of producing 150 wind towers a year 511 287 Turbine for low wind speed areas launched http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/turbine-for-low-wind-speed-areas-launched-2014-11-28 Bruce Montiea Wind Energy Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0200 352471 1416894735 1417125600 99999999999 Megan van Wyngaardt 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000374360_resized_windturbinesiemensresized.jpg ROTATING The SWT-3.3-130 delivers 3.3 MW and extracts maximum energy yield from low to moderate wind velocities 511 287 Company completes transportation and erection of wind turbines http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/company-completes-transportation-and-erection-of-wind-turbines-2014-11-28 Bruce Montiea Wind Energy Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0200 352461 1416894734 1417125600 99999999999 Megan van Wyngaardt 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000374319_resized_transportationoftowerforvanstadenswindfarmvanguardresized.jpg ON THE MOVE The towers for the turbines necessitate their transportation in three or four segments 511 287 Bolting system increases windmill construction speed http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/bolting-system-increases-windmill-construction-speed-2014-11-28 Bruce Montiea Wind Energy Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0200 352172 1417162333 1417125600 99999999999 Megan van Wyngaardt 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000373616_resized_spxboltingsyatempowerteamresized.jpg POWER EQUIPMENT The SPX bolting system ensures accurate torque and tension levels on every bolt 511 287 Wind farm to go live before year-end http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/wind-farm-to-go-live-before-year-end-2014-11-28 Bruce Montiea Wind Energy Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0200 354368 1417616998 1417125600 99999999999 Megan van Wyngaardt 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000379291_resized_cookhousewindfarm001resized.jpg VAST The Cookhouse wind farm is 25%-owned by the local community of the town of Cookhouse through a community trust 511 287 Wind energy industry creating jobs http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/wind-energy-industry-creating-jobs-2014-11-28 Bruce Montiea Wind Energy Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0200 354428 1420537777 1417125600 99999999999 Megan van Wyngaardt 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000379416_resized_sarahstandsresized.jpg SARAH STANDS The wind industry has created a need for more trained professionals such as turbine technicians, large-inverter programmers, engineers and quality managers 511 287 Increasing number of wind energy projects stimulates sector http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/increasing-number-of-wind-energy-projects-stimulate-sector-2013-11-29 David Oliveira Wind Energy Fri, 29 Nov 2013 00:00:00 +0200 312797 1385450817 1385676000 99999999999 Megan van Wyngaardt 0 0 Chemicals solutions company products ideal for wind turbine construction http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/chemical-solutions-company-products-ideal-for-wind-turbine-construction-2013-11-29 David Oliveira Wind Energy Fri, 29 Nov 2013 00:00:00 +0200 312524 1385450817 1385676000 99999999999 Megan van Wyngaardt 0 0 Need for more power increases interest in renewable energy http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/need-for-more-power-increases-interest-in-renewable-energy-2013-11-29 David Oliveira Wind Energy Fri, 29 Nov 2013 00:00:00 +0200 312559 1385450817 1385676000 99999999999 Megan van Wyngaardt 0 0