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DE, NY Consider Offshore Wind Plans

Officials in both New York and Delaware are looking at opportunities to expand renewable energy options through offshore windfarms, just as a bill was put forth in the Senate that would give...


Southern Hemisphere's Largest Wind Farm Proposed

Plans for the southern hemisphere’s largest wind farm were submitted late last month, amounting to a $1.7 billion proposal that will include the construction of over 200 wind turbines.


UK Offshore Wind Rates Drop Below Nuclear

A drop in the cost of energy generated by offshore wind farms in the U.K. is leading some in the country to rethink the future of other power technologies, including new nuclear facilities.


Offshore Wind Firm Innovates with TSA

In order to protect its offshore Arkona wind farm, E.ON (Essen, Germany) is applying a thermal spray aluminum coating to the array's monopiles, a move the company says will protect them from...


New Tall Turbines Highlight Drive for Size

Wind energy giant Siemens Gamesa announced Tuesday that it has successfully installed the tallest wind turbines in Asia, at a wind farm in Thailand, underscoring an industry trend toward lar...


Great Lakes Offshore Wind Farm Plan Progresses

The consortium behind a planned offshore wind farm for Lake Erie near Cleveland is working on securing suppliers for the construction and installation of the array, which would be the first ...


European Nations Make Offshore Wind Pledge

Three European countries pledged Tuesday to work to increase the world’s offshore wind capacity fivefold in the next 13 years.


AkzoNobel Closes BASF Coatings Deal

Ten months after confirming its intentions, Dutch coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel has completed its acquisition of BASF’s Industrial Coatings business, which supplies products for the constr...


BASF Says Brand Meets China Standards

The Coatings Division of multinational chemical manufacturing corporation BASF has announced that its portfolio of wind energy-industry products is in compliance with future emissions guidel...


ACI Guide Covers Concrete Wind Turbines

A new publication on wind turbine towers is now available for professionals in the concrete industry.


Coating Guards Offshore Turbines from Sun

A new protective coating primarily for offshore turbines is designed to protect against UV damage in addition to corrosion and abrasion.


UK Goes Offshore for Massive Wind Farm

Government officials in the United Kingdom have given the green light on planning for what would be the world’s largest offshore wind farm.


Rotor Coating Claims Rain Resistance

High resistance to rain erosion is the advantage of a new coating for wind-energy rotor blades, according to manufacturer BASF.


‘Self-Installing’ Innovation

A European construction services group will achieve an industry first with the design, fabrication and installation of five full-size gravity base foundations (GBFs) for a wind farm off the ...


Coating Use Surprises Scientists

The discovery of a coating that promises to boost wind power services was purely an accident, say the researchers working under a Department of Energy program.


Turbine Breaks Records

A Des Moines-based energy provider claims it has built the largest land-based wind turbine in the United States. It is celebrating this feat by sharing the video footage, aerial photography ...


US Wind Power Jobs Up 20 Percent in 2016

New project development and construction is driving rapid job growth in U.S. wind power. The industry supported 88,000 jobs at the start of 2016—a 20 percent increase over the previous year,...


CA May Get Offshore Floating Turbines

A Seattle project development company looking to capitalize on floating offshore wind opportunities in North America has proposed a target energy site in the waters off California’s coast.


81K Acres Targeted for Energy ‘Milestone’

The federal agency responsible for the management and conservation of most federal land and natural resources issued an announcement concerning the U.S. wind energy sector Wednesday (March 1...


Scientists Unveil Ice-Melting Coating

Researchers at Rice University are working on developing a composite coating to help remove ice in cold-weather applications ranging from wind turbines to aircraft wings.


Folding Blades to Protect Giant Turbines

As part of its work for the U.S. Department of Energy, Sandia National Laboratories has developed an innovation in wind turbine blades intended to help protect them in harsh offshore environ...


Dutch Group Rethinks Wind Infrastructure

Despite the many wind farms that dot the landscape on land and offshore, the classic wind turbine isn’t the only structure that can turn wind into energy, according to the Dutch.


Season One Success for US Windfarm

America’s first offshore wind farm just reached another project milestone: wrapping up its initial offshore construction season.


Bridge Inspection Drones Fly High

As drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), begin to find their way into construction work sites, more and more contractors and state departments of transportation are turning to the syst...


SSPC Event Spotlights Power Industry

From chemistry and application to inspection and specification, coatings professionals will find a variety of topics to choose from among the power and power generation programs offered at S...


Concrete Wind Turbines Pass New Tests

Iowa State University researchers wanted to see how tough their new concrete wind turbines would be under the twisting strain of hydraulic machines.


Scotland to Have Floating Wind Farm

An international energy company based in Norway has received approval from the Scottish government to build the first floating wind farm in the world.


Cashew-Based Coating Made for Industry

Cardolite Corporation has introduced an epoxy curing agent that it says will give customers a cost-effective upgrade from common medium and high viscosity, solvent-free polyamides.


Hardener Made for Industrial Coatings

BASF has introduced an aminic hardener for use in epoxy-resin-based systems.


Paints, Coatings Spur Epoxy Resins Need

Forecasters are predicting a favorable growth period for the epoxy resins market in the coming seven years.


Stay Steady on Wind Energy Work

Safety in the fast-growing wind energy industry was at the forefront of a recent event in Illinois.


First Offshore Wind Farm in U.S. Begins

With the first “steel in the water,” an offshore wind farm is pioneering what its owners and environmental proponents hope will be a trendsetting moment in the United States.


Owls Impart Quiet Coating Wisdom

CAMBRIDGE, UK--Listening carefully to the silent flight of owls, researchers have developed a coating that may help quiet the roar of wind turbines and other fan blades.


2-in-1 Coating Addresses UV Stability

LYNGBY, DENMARK—Hempel has introduced a combined primer and mid-coat designed specifically for wind towers.


New Coating Touts Icing Prevention

A new nanocomposite coating that imparts anti-icing properties to the substrate is the latest offering from NEI Corp.


Zinc Primers Tout Crack Self-Healing

Hempel has announced a portfolio of three new anti-corrosive zinc primers developed for a wide range of industries and applications, from offshore oil and gas to wind turbines.


Turbine Coating Made to Fight Ice

Global wind energy provider Gamesa has introduced a new protective coating designed to prevent icing and withstand wear on turbine blades.


Spraying on a Longer Engine Life

Scientists in Sweden are working on a new sprayable coating that can protect an aircraft's engine far longer than current methods.


Smart Coatings Turn on Tomorrow

Functional coatings that respond to their environment could be a critical piece of tomorrow's energy puzzle—but only if the price is right, a new report says.


Top Coating Projects of 2013 Honored

ORLANDO—Coatings projects dazzling, daring and dangerous joined industry leaders in the winners circle Monday (Feb. 10) as SSPC 2014 opened to a record crowd in Orlando, FL.


Coating Protects Rotor Blade Edges

BASF has announced a new paint designed to protect the edges of wind turbine rotor blades.


Concrete Key to Bigger Wind Towers

Engineers are giving wind power a boost—literally—by testing ways to increase energy production by making the towers 20 percent taller.


Painting a Solution to Eagle Deaths?

Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy is undertaking a major research effort to see if strategic painting of wind turbines can help reduce one of the industry’s toughest problems: p...


2 Inspectors Fall to their Deaths

Two transmission line inspectors in Texas have perished after the cable that suspended them from their hovering helicopter apparently struck the power line and snapped.


Hempel Launches New Offshore Coating

A new epoxy mid-coat from Hempel can reduce drying times by up to 25 percent for offshore wind tower manufacturers, the company says.


ICM Designing Robot to Clean Navy Subs

A robot is being developed to tackle the challenging task of cleaning or removing coatings from the inside of bilge tanks on United States Navy submarines.


OSHA Fines Follow 24-Foot Fall

A general contractor building a wind turbine in Hanover, MA, has been fined after an employee survived a 24-foot fall down the structure.


3M Gives Wind Blades New Coating Option

A new protective coating by 3M is designed to help prevent damage to turbine output caused by erosion on the leading edge of wind blades.


Sherwin-Williams Joins China’s Car Boom

Sherwin-Williams has waded deeper into China’s vast automotive market with the acquisition of Changzhou (Jiangsu) Pulanna Coating Co. Ltd., a leading maker of automotive coatings for the Chi...


 
 
   

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