Winergy develops HybridDrive with new journal bearing technology for W2E – Agreement made at WindEnergy Hamburg
At WindEnergy Hamburg Winergy and the wind turbine developer W2E Wind to Energy agreed on the development and delivery of a new HybridDrive with journal bearings. The HybridDrive comes with journal bearings in the planetary wheels and a higher drive torque while the compact dimensions stay unchanged. W2E will install the HybridDrive in its newly developed Harvester technology. With this agreement Winergy and W2E push further the introduction of the journal bearing technology for wind turbines.
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100 GW supplied globally - More than just a number
Why are 100 gigawatts so significant?
In Summer 2014 Winergy accomplished the delivery of 100,000 megawatts of wind gearbox capacity. 100,000 megawatts or 100 gigawatts – it’s an impressive amount! But why does this mean so much to us? Why is 100 GW such an important milestone for Winergy that we are publishing a magazine to celebrate it and to look back on our 33 years of history in producing wind turbine gearboxes?
First of all, it’s a number which fills us with pride. We are the first company in the wind industry to exceed the 100 GW mark in terms of installed capacity. And this mark is even more impressive if you compare it with total worldwide installed wind turbine capacity. According to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), there were wind turbines with a total capacity of approximately 318 GW in operation around the world at the end of 2013. So the proportion of wind turbines using Winergy gearboxes is just under 30%. That means almost a third of the wind turbines in the world use our gearboxes! When we became aware a few months ago of what milestone we were approaching, we wondered what would be the best way to celebrate this event and also to thank all the people who have been part of this achievement.
You are able to download the result here. It’s a magazine that serves as a commemorative publication, a chronicle and a customer and company magazine. It’s a document that records this success for everyone and offers an insight into Winergy as it is today – with pride and satisfaction, and also with a wink. But most of all with the awareness that it was all only possible with a huge team of passionate employees.
Because that’s what we are!
Please also read our press release.
Winergy - Your global wind-power partner
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The Earth's atmosphere is in constant motion - which we experience as wind. This natural resource renews itself, is readily available, and creates no pollution. What better way to generate electricity?
Winergy has been supplying innovative wind turbine components to the international wind power industry since 1981. Every third wind turbine installed worldwide is equipped with at least one of our gearboxes and couplings for converting wind power into electrical energy.
The new journal bearing technology on Windpower Monthly TV
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Winergy gearbox pool - now online available.
A detailed list of Winergy‘s available gearboxes is now ready for download. Please click to Winergy Gearbox Pool.
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Terry Royer at AWEA 2013
Terry Royer, CEO of Winergy Drive Systems Corp., talks gearboxes, growth, and jobs.
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