Ingeteam Targets Next-Generation Turbines with New Converter

first_imgThe Spain-based Ingeteam has developed a new medium voltage power converter for offshore wind turbines with the capacity of up to 15MW.The converter is part of a research study that assessed the relationship between the cost of the power conversion stage and its reliability and maintainability metrics, MTBF and MTTR respectively, to determine the lowest Levelized Cost of Energy (LCoE).Ingeteam found that the optimal solution for the offshore wind sector is a medium voltage power converter based on the parallelization of several conversion lines (core product).According to the company, the new product decreases the production losses of the turbine as it provides efficiencies higher than 98% at rated operating conditions.The control algorithms of its power converters are developed so they can be applied for different grid codes and adapted to operate with single and multiphase stator generators in order to optimize the whole turbine solution, while it also allows multiple solutions depending on customer requirements regarding the integration in the wind turbine.The converter comprises a fully enclosed cabinet and a liquid cooling system that ensure safe operation even in harsh environments and is easily maintained due to its front access and withdrawable main components that are expected to contribute to minimizing the OPEX related to the service of the turbine, Ingeteam said.“With current technologies, as well as the expected progress in materials and engineering integration, we think that offshore wind turbines will continue to rapidly increase their power capacity. Therefore, a robust medium voltage power converter has been developed focusing on a market that demands a low Levelized Cost of Energy (LCoE) without compromising quality or performance in wind turbine platforms that are continuously scaling up,” said Ana Goyen, Director of Ingeteam Wind Energy.last_img read more

Bundesliga return delayed

first_imgRelatedPosts Club’s server collapses over ticket demand for first Bundesliga game in 11 years Italy introduces compulsory virus testing for travellers from France Nigeria records new COVID-19 infections, more deaths as figures rise to 57,242 A decision on the return date of the Bundesliga has been delayed until next week, meaning the very earliest German football could return to action will be May 16.The Bundesliga has been suspended since mid-March and a decision on a return date was expected to be taken this week, but that has now been delayed, according to multiple reports, dashing hopes that the game could return in Germany on May 9. “If we should start on May 9, we are ready. If it is later we will be ready again,” Seifert told a news conference last week.Seifert was speaking after a meeting with all first and second division clubs to finalise the health and safety measures needed so that games without spectators can be played again.A maximum number of 213 officials will be allowed inside the stadium, in the stands and pitch-side during the games, while another 109, including security staff, will be posted outside the stadium to ensure that fans do not gather outside the grounds.Players will be monitored by an appointed team health and safety official and will undergo regular testing.An infection to a player will be reported to authorities who will be in charge of any other steps. The team, however, will not be automatically quarantined.However, government talks on Thursday should provide further clarity on the readiness of the required infrastructure for football to return.Tags: BundesligaCoronavirusGermanylast_img read more

Williams edges out strong field to win Burnham Memorial Two-Stage Cycling Race

first_imgA FIRST-place position by former Caribbean Senior Road Racing champion, Marlon Williams, in Stage One was enough to give him an overall victory against a strong field yesterday in the Forbes Burnham Memorial Two-Stage Cycling Race.Forty-two of the country’s top cyclists competed from Linden to Georgetown yesterday morning, before 30 of them (those who did not complete the first stage could not start the second) rode from Carifesta Avenue to Belfield on the East Coast of Demerara and back for the finish.Team Evolution cyclist, Williams, who clocked 2:59:50 from Linden to Georgetown, but who faded to sixth position in the afternoon leg, had still done enough to finish with an overall time of 4:14:28.Curtis Dey, who finished third yesterday morning and fourth in the afternoon, was two seconds behind in the overall count at 4:14:30, while Marcus Keiler, who won the Courts Mashramani 50-mile Road Race on Sunday in Berbice, placed third overall.Keiler had made ground in the afternoon with a third-place finish.  He tallied 4:14:34. Christopher Griffith won the East Coast leg in 1:14:30. He was followed by Andrew Hicks and Keiler; with Dey, Kemuel Moses and Williams making up the top six.Hicks placed fourth overall in a time of 4:14:35, while Paul DeNobrega finished fifth (4:14:36) and Stephano Husbands sixth (4:14:38)Meanwhile, Paul Cho-Wee-Nam won the veterans battle ahead of Alex Mendes and Jaikarran Sookhai, while Mario Washington was the overall Junior winner.  David Hicks finished second and J. Thom third.The race was organised and sponsored by the Forbes Burnham Foundation and supervised by the Flying Stars Cycling Club.last_img read more

Stadium ”Bilino Polje” is ready to host BiH and Greece

first_imgOnly two days remain before the qualifying match between BIH and Greece.The match will be played at a beautiful stadium ”Bilino Polje” in Zenica, and the final works on the stadium are being finished.Football club ”Čelik” who plays their matches at  ”Bilino Polje” stadium, played the last round at ”Kamberovića Polje” stadium, so that the he field would be the best possible for the match.The works are being finished and workers only need to paint the lines.Greek team will have their official training at ”Bilino Polje” stadium at 6.30 p.m.last_img