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  • CONSTRUCTION

    Feb 26

    A proven technique for stopping or reducing settlement, chemical grouting is an effective, cost-efficient alternative to complete reconstruction of the foundation system. By: James D. Hussin Wind towers founded on spread footings may settle as a result of loose bearing soils either not identified during the preconstruction geotechnical exploration or ...

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  • 2012 HURRICANE OUTLOOK: WHAT WIND OPERATORS SHOULD EXPECT

    Feb 26

    Wind farm operators who have the right tools and an emergency plan that can be executed on very short notice will be able to weather any storm as safely as possible. By: Jeff Johnson Hurricane season officially began June 1, but activity started early this year with four named storms appearing ...

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  • RENTING AERIALS FOR INSPECTION & MAINTENANCE

    Feb 26

    Increase productivity and safety in multi-tower applications. By: Bill Hindman When blade maintenance or tower inspection is required, there are a number of ways to get the work done. Some wind farm owners have maintenance contracts with the original installer of the turbine; some hire an outside maintenance company to ...

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  • LOGISTICS

    Feb 26

    You don’t want an act of nature to turn into an act of desperation by not having an emergency logistics plan in place for replacement components. By: Hüseyin Kizilagac When you fall ill or have a medical emergency, you know whom to call. It is the ...

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  • INCREASING TRANSMISSION CAPACITY

    Feb 26

    It isn’t always necessary to build new lines to add transmission capacity. IDC Energy Insights describes technologies that cause little or no visible change to the existing infrastructure. By: Jay Holman Wind-based electricity generation has enjoyed rapid growth over the past 10 years, driven by government incentives and wind’s ...

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