Vestas V136-3.45 MW turbine now with Power Optimised Modes up to 3.6 MW

Dear Readers and Industry Professionals,

Greetings.  Vestas released Power optimised modes to it’s First V136-3.45MW turbine, so it can go up to 3.6MW.

The key points you might be interested to know as a investors and industry professional are

  1. Power Optimized mode can increase AEP by 2.5% (Site dependency )
  2. 166m tall Large Diameter Steel Tower (LDST) and
  3. an expansion of the turbine’s operational envelope to include medium wind (IEC IIB) conditions
  4. Manufacturing and supply chain localisation in China

This is simple and consolidated list from the News release..  to know more read here


News from Vestas :

Development of Vestas’ V136-3.45 MW is progressing to plan with the first turbine having now been installed and the first produced kWh expected before year-end. Vestas further enhances turbine output with release of Power Optimised Modes up to 3.6 MW.

As part of the development and verification process for the V136-3.45 MW turbine, Vestas recently installed the first turbine at the Østerild national test center for large turbines in northern Denmark. The turbine will undergo an extensive test and verification programme before commencing full-scale production, expected in second half of 2017.

Since introducing the V136-3.45 MW in September 2015, Vestas has added a number of upgrades to the design of the V136-3.45 MW and today adds Power Optimised Modes up to 3.6 MW to the turbine. Depending on site-specific conditions, this can increase annual energy production by a further 2.5 percent. Other upgrades include the 166m tall Large Diameter Steel Tower (LDST) and an expansion of the turbine’s operational envelope to include medium wind (IEC IIB) conditions.

“The successful installation confirms that we are on track towards full-scale production of the turbine. The bigger rotor, taller tower, and advanced aerofoil blade design make the V136-3.45 MW a very strong offering for customers across low and medium wind sites, and the new Power Optimised Modes further drives down the levelised cost of energy”, says Anders Vedel, Executive Vice President for Technology and Service Solutions.

In addition to Europe, the V136-3.45 MW turbine will be manufactured in China to leverage the continuous supply chain localisation in China for the global supply of the 3MW platform.

Vestas has installed more than 11 GW of 3 MW turbines in 33 countries across six continents and received the first order for the V136-3.45 MW turbine in December 2015 for the 117 MW Metsälä wind power project, Finland’s largest when completed.

Source  : http://www.vestas.com/

 

 

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Vestas appoints Anders Runevad as Group President & CEO Vestas Wind Systems A/S

One of my inspirational leader from the Industry Ditlev Engel leaving as CEO from Vestas Wind systems.

Vestas appoints Anders Runevad as new Group PresidenChief Executive Officer (CEO). He succeeds Ditlev Engel who will leave the company.

The news update from globe newswire

Aarhus, Denmark, 2013-08-21 08:27 CEST (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —

vestasDitlev Engel has been with the company since 2005 and has during the past 1½ years focused his efforts on leading Vestas’ extensive restructuring programme.

“Following the recent measures taken, it is now the appropriate time to make this change. The company is now entering a new phase, where we want to realise our growth potential, and I am confident that Mr Runevad has the right experience to lead the company going forward. The restructuring programme has resulted in a more competitive company and we thank Mr Engel for his leadership over the past eight years,” says Chairman of the Board of Directors of Vestas Wind Systems A/S, Bert Nordberg.

“I am delighted to be joining Vestas and look forward to leading the company in its next phase of development. I believe that my career has equipped me with the right tools to take on this task,” says newly appointed Group President & CEO of Vestas Wind Systems A/S, Anders Runevad.

Mr Runevad brings with him extensive experience from the telecom industry, having worked business-to-business, with complex infrastructure projects in an international environment. Additionally, Mr Runevad has in several senior positions led successful restructuring programmes in large organisations. He also has a proven track record of driving growth. Mr Runevad will assume the position on 1 September 2013. Until then, Ms Marika Fredriksson, currently Executive Vice President & CFO of Vestas Wind Systems A/S, will assume the position as acting Group President & CEO.

Biography – Anders Runevad 
Mr Runevad is an internationally experienced senior executive with experience of leading global organisations. He has worked in the telecom sector during his entire career, mainly in business-to-business, and has successfully developed and executed on strategies both in growth and mature markets.

Anders Runevad comes from Swedish Ericsson, where he was President of Region West & Central Europe, and a member of the Ericsson Global executive team. He joined Ericsson in 1985, and his positions include President, Ericsson Singapore (1996-2000), Vice President Sales and Marketing, Ericsson Business unit Networks (2000-2004), President, Ericsson Brazil (2004-2006) and Director of the board and Executive Vice President, Sony Ericsson (2006-2010). Mr Runevad holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Institute of technology, University of Lund.

Vestas starts up wind industry’s biggest test bench

The largest and most powerful test bench in the industry has started operation at Vestas’ global testing centre in Aarhus, Denmark. The 20 MW test bench is capable of testing the full nacelle of the V164-8.0 MW, validating the performance, robustness and reliability of the turbine over a simulated 25-year lifetime.

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The test bench is 42 meters long and 9 meters wide. The total weight of the test bench, including the motors, wind simulator and generators is nearly 700 tonnes. Vestas installed fifty meter deep concrete foundations to support the weight. Motors powering the bench produce 20 MW- the equivalent of 26,820 brake horsepower, and the torque exerted on the components of the turbine can be up to a massive 18 meganewton metres.

The enormous test bench will stress the drivetrain, including the gearbox, main shaft and generator of the V164-8.0 MW – in a controlled environment – reproducing the harsh wind conditions in the North Sea, using a comprehensive and rigorous test regime based on experience and data gathered from over 25,000 turbines.

Improving testing capabilities

Chief Technology Officer Anders Vedel explains the testing of the critical components and systems of the V164-8.0 MW is part of Vestas’ product development process to ensure the highest possible industry leading quality and reliability.

Vestas has invested in the industry’s most powerful test bench to ensure the turbine will perform in challenging conditions for 25 years. The superior testing expertise we have accumulated over the last decade is a key part of giving confidence to our customers that the machine is of the high quality that they expect from Vestas,” he says.

During the last two years Vestas has invested in unique testing capabilities covering all the systems and critical components for its V164-8.0 MW turbine. Vestas’ entire existing and future product portfolio will also benefit from these new and unique testing capabilities.

Photo thanks : Vestas.com

For more info visit vestas.com

Galion Lidar first to be approved for low cost offshore power curve tests

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The Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology (Fraunhofer IWES) has verified the accuracy of Galion Lidar’s “remote mast” function.  This is the first independent validation of this novel wind measurement method in logothe industry.

The research institute says that Galion Lidar, a remote wind measurement device developed by international renewable energy consultancy, SgurrEnergy, “may be recommended […] for a power performance assessment offshore with the lidar installed on the transition piece of the test turbine.”

Power performance assessment of offshore wind turbines is essential to ensure they are working correctly, however the use of conventional met mast technology to carry out these tests comes at a high cost.  The innovation of low cost, lidar-based alternatives to measure wind speed has been stimulated by the need to reduce these costs.

These include lidars installed on fixed or floating platforms, on the nacelle of the test turbine, or acquiring remote mast measurements from the transition piece (the walkway at the bottom of the tower).  Floating and nacelle mounted solutions are explicitly excluded by current IEC standards, which state, “Only ground based remote sensing devices are used (e.g. nacelle mountings are not included).”  Only Lidars situated on the transition piece of the test turbine or on fixed platforms comply with this IEC requirement.

According to the Fraunhofer IWES study, Galion Lidar’s “remote mast” capability allows measurements “where a horizontal distance between the location of the measurement device and its measurements is necessary”. This lets IEC compliant measurements be obtained at a fraction of the costs of the current standard method by a Galion installed on the transition piece of an offshore wind turbine. The measurements were compared to an IEC compliant met mast, and “the results of the verification test indicate a good agreement.” The comparison was undertaken in moderately complex terrain and so “it is expected that the uncertainties [for offshore power curve tests] are even smaller […] since the influences of the terrain would be less significant for an offshore site.” The distance and height over which the test was conducted met the requirements of an IEC compliant power curve test.

The Galion’s capabilities offshore have recently been demonstrated by a series of high profile deployments in the North Sea, Baltic Sea, and South China Sea. Galion Lidar is currently performing an offshore power performance assessment on the transition piece of a wind turbine in the Alpha Ventus offshore wind farm as part of a joint measurement campaign with AREVA Wind.

The approval of the lidar capabilities by Fraunhofer IWES follows a series of independent verifications of the device.  Galion was given the seal of approval by wind energy experts, Deutsche WindGuard in March, was independently certified by Risø DTU in Denmark and is routinely tested at SgurrEnergy’s remote sensing test facility at Carrot Moor in Scotland.

http://www.sgurrenergy.com/

 

Thanks : WPE

 

Vestas produces first V117 blade in Colorado

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The first prototype blade for Vestas’ new V117-3.3 MW turbine has been manufactured at Vestas’ factory in Brighton, Colorado, USA. Vestas converted the factory into a modular and flexible production line capable of producing blades for both the V112 and V117 turbines. It demonstrates a further step of Vestas’ strategy of continuously optimising products and creating a flexible manufacturing capacity while reducing overall investment level.

For more info visit http://www.vestas.com

PXI Modular Instruments Conference in Chennai – 03 May 2013

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Dear All,

NI request you to kindly confirm your attendance at the PXI Modular Instruments Conference in Chennai. This conference demonstrates NI’s PXI based Modular Instruments used for simple bench-top measurements, and also delves into building complex, integrated test systems.

Attend this conference to experience how NI has continued to innovate and help customers perform measurements. PXI’s success is attributed to the continuous innovations that evolved the platform with the latest in PC Technology. The conference features advancements in technology that we have introduced since we met last and has a feature presentation on Hardware-in-loop testing, an innovative approach bringing Test and Design closer.

See how NI reduces total cost of product design by enabling test re-use, from design validation to end-of-line test

Link for registration:

http://eyedeas.co.in/national_instruments/NI-PXI-MI-Conference-Chennai.html?espuid=CNATL000006298741

Date and Time03 May 2013 | 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
VenueRadisson Blu Hotel, No: 531, GST Road, St. Thomasmount, Chennai – 16.