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Newsletter #14

4 February 2020

Check out our last newsletter with the latest news of VALEMO’s activties, new hirings and a focus on optimizing performance of wind assets. Read more

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R&D focus: studies and measurement campaigns to deliver a quality service

21 January 2020

As part of our work to optimize the performance of wind assets, VALEMO’s engineering department has been working since 2016 on the issue of wind turbine misalignment with respect to wind direction. This misalignment, which is very regularly observed on the turbine fleets that we operate or audit, is twofold : – Decrease in production […]

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Contract for wind and metocean data for French offshore sites

17 January 2020

French State starts derisking future French offshore sites and VALEMO is on board through AKROCEAN which won the call for tenders from METEO FRANCE, in charge of the wind measurement campaigns on the pre-identified sites (South Brittany, Normandy, Mediterranean). A new four-year contract that confirms AKROCEAN’s growing strength in this market and takes advantage of […]

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Commissioning of measuring buoys for Star of the South, Australia’s first offshore wind farm.

16 January 2020

VALEMO, via its partner AKROCEAN, is engaged with Star of the South (SOTS) for the supply of wind and meteo-oceanic data. The data will be collected for two years thanks to the installation of two LiDARs on stabilized and autonomous renewable energy floats supplied by GEPS TECHNO. The data collected will allow the technical and […]

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Remote control center: VALEMO structures its supervisory activity

10 January 2020

To celebrate the new year, the remote centre is getting a makeover! Indeed, it is now two workstations dedicated to this process. While first one will be focused on wind farms (our historical activity), second one will allow a dedicated supervision on photovoltaic farms, hydro-electric plants and marine renewable sites. Those assets requiring to take […]

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Focus: vibration analysis of wind turbines

9 October 2019

VALEMO regularly brings to light its last case studies. You can find below a full record of the topic “vibration analysis of wind turbines”. A wind turbine is a rotating machine whose rotation is ensured by mechanical elements found throughout the kinematic chain (see illustration below) : main bearing of the low speed shaft, bearings and […]

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VALEMO offers a structured, local and long-term Marine Coordination solution to its clients

7 October 2019

VALEMO is continuing to develop its offshore wind energy activities with a Marine Coordination solution. This will cover both installation and operation of French offshore wind farms. It is designed to ensure the safety of all offshore activities on the sites. With more than 10 years of experience in remote supervision of wind farms and […]

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Safety drill in the wind turbine for VALEMO’s workers

7 October 2019

This summer, 2 safety days have been organized by VALEMO. The meeting  of 45 VALEMO’s workers from our operation and maintenance agencies, managed by GWO safety trainers, was provided to carry out a safety drill in the wind turbine scale as well as various first aid exercices. Emergency rescue exercices from the nacelle have been […]

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R&D: MOMENTA project to improve the forecast of aeroelastic loads induced by the wake of a wind turbine on another

4 October 2019

The R&D project MOMENTA (farM rOtor ModEl accouNting aTmospheric wAke turbulence) is from a partnership between VALEMO, the LHEEA ((Laboratory in Hydrodynamics, Energetics and Atmospheric Environment), the IFPEN (French Institute of Petroleum, New Energies), the Aerology laboratory and PRISME laboratory (Multidisciplinary in the general domain of engineering sciences).     The objective is to improve […]

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R&D: eParadise project to extend the lifetime of the wind turbines and to reduce the sound impact for the neighbouring

4 October 2019

VALEMO is part of the eParadise project (evaluation of the aerodynamic disturbance on the blade for the improvement of durability and sound impact of the wind turbines), that is granted by ADEME (French Environnement & Energy Management Agency) and the Pays de la Loire region.   This project is based on the technology of the […]

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