MCS.Software for Suzlon next-gen wind turbine blades
MCS.Software Corporation, a leader in multidiscipline simulation solutions for accelerating product innovation, has been chosen by Suzlon Blade Technology for the design of next-generation wind turbine blades.
Suzlon’s primary focus is on taking the reliability and quality its turbine blades have always been well-known for, to an even higher level. To accomplish this goal, the company is focusing its product development on composites engineering and simulation. The company has selected the EALU token solution developed by MSC.Software. With this flexible licensing system engineers can access and run a full range of MSC's computer-aided engineering (CAE) solutions. Suzlon is focusing on an "end-to-end" CAE application for modeling and analysis.
"We have chosen to use the token solution from MSC.Software as this will provide us with a multidisciplinary state-of-the-art simulation environment and tool set, enabling Suzlon Blade Technology to develop its next generation of blades quickly and reliably," says Flemming Mortensen, Senior Project Manager at Suzlon. "We need to set new standards for future development. We consider the MSC.Software tools to be the best-in-class solution, especially related to simulation of advanced composites products. During the evaluation we received excellent support from the local MSC.Software Reseller, Idé-Pro Engineering Software. We are confident this support will continue in the coming period."
Kais Bouchiba, Senior Vice President Europe at MSC.Software, adds, "MSC.Software is excited that one of the world's leading wind turbine manufacturers has chosen our comprehensive software solution as the foundation for advanced modeling and simulation of wind turbine blades."
Suzlon's goal is to adopt many of the same simulation processes that are successfully used in the aerospace industry. The MSC.Software solutions will initially be deployed at Suzlon's European headquarters in Aarhus, Denmark.
Swire Energy buys ALL NRG, Vestas wins Australia wind order
The company currently operates across wind markets in Europe and Asia. ALL NRG was established in 2014 by Nordic private equity firm, Via Equity, by the acquisition of four prominent energy-related companies: APRO Wind, VB Enterprise A/S, Q-Star Energy A/S and WTG Partners A/S.
Manfred Vonlanthen, CEO of Swire Energy Services, said: “This acquisition, alongside the investment of BladeInsight in June of this year, positions Swire Energy Services firmly within the wind industry. ALL NRG has an impressive track record and is a trusted service provider, with access to over 600 highly qualified technicians.
“With this competence, in combination with our global reach and our long-term experience operating safely in the offshore environment, we will be able to service OEMs, operators, and owners with a full spectrum of specialist services for wind projects globally. We welcome Michael Thatt and his team and look forward to developing our service offering together in line with our strategic vision for wind services within SES.”
Via Equity is happy to see the ALL NRG services continuing under new ownership and we are certain SES will have great opportunities to excel in the very promising market for wind and solar, added Peter Thorlund Haahr, partner at Via Equity.
This is the second wind focused acquisition for Swire Energy Services this year, and forms part of the company’s long-term strategic objective to grow its renewable energy sector offering to support customers through the energy transition.
ALL NRG will be rebranded Swire Energy Services, which will roll out across the organisation from August 3.
Vestas wins 58 MW wind project order in Australia
In partnership with Global Power Generation, a subsidiary of the multinational power company Naturgy Group, Vestas has secured a 58MW deal for Crookwell 3 Wind Farm in New South Wales, Australia. The project will feature 16 V126-3.45 MW wind turbines in 3.6 MW operating mode which Vestas will supply and install.
Upon completion, Vestas will also deliver a 15-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement. This agreement will optimise energy production while also providing long-term business case certainty.
“As the largest installer and maintainer of wind turbines, both globally and nationally, we are pleased that customers like Global Power Generation (Naturgy Group) continue to choose our leading technology, market experience and broad service solutions”, said Purvin Patel, President of Vestas Asia Pacific.
“Global Power Generation (Naturgy Group) is a globally valued customer to Vestas”, said Peter Cowling, Head of Vestas Australia and New Zealand. “We look forward to championing their ambitious vision of sustainability in Australia through the successful delivery of Crookwell 3 Wind Farm, and our remaining projects which are currently in progress.
Once again, Global Power Generation is very pleased to partner with Vestas as OEM and long-term maintenance provider for Crookwell 3 Wind Farm, added Pedro Serrano, Chief Business Development Officer, Global Power Generation (Naturgy Group). Delivery of the wind turbines is expected to occur in the second quarter of 2022, with commissioning to commence in Q4 2022.
Last month leading CEOs from the global wind industry united to call on G20 members to show leadership in the climate crisis by raising national ambitions and urgently laying out concrete plans for increased wind energy production to replace fossil fuels (click here).