August 29 - 31, 2017
Swissôtel Bremen, Germany

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Towers for Wind Turbines Agenda

Join the 6th International Conference Wind Turbine Towers between 29 – 31 August 2017 in Bremen, Germany.
The conference aims to:
  • Compare established tower concepts, new approaches and identify cost drivers to reduce LCOE
  • Understand requirements and challenges for different markets and sites to push the design towards an optimum
  • Discuss vibrations of soft and stiff tower design to cope with tower dynamics
  • Identify new aspects in foundation development and advances in material to decrease risks
  • Exchange transportable large scale tower concepts to overcome design limits and challenges for hardly accessible regions
  • Highlight different market needs through case studies from Europe, US, Latin America and China
Download the complete conference agenda here for free:

Articles

Tower Concepts for Increased Hub Height

When it comes to choosing the optimum tower concept, the main criteria are technical feasibility and economic viability.How to decide between possible tower types in various heights? Read this article Optimised Tower Design for Increased Hub Hights here for free:

In Search of Standard Types and Cracks

When it comes tochoosing the optimum tower concept, the main criteria are technical feasibility and economic viability.How to decide between possibletower types in various heights?

New Tower Concepts for Increased Hub Heights

As the Wind Industry continues to grow, all trends are toward producing more power and lowering the cost of energyThe development of towers for onshore turbines is being driven by those same issues, and one of the key areas of development is in tower height. It is much more of a factor onshore than it is offshore, as the conditions on land tend to favor elevated hubs in terms of increased energy production. 

Press Release: 5th Wind Turbine Towers 2016

IQPC announces the 5th International Conference Wind Turbine Towers 2016

Top 5 News in Towers

Download the news aggregate of the latest and biggest stories in wind turbine towers

Scientific Paper - Development of Soft Towers

Scientific paper by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Holger Lange and Dipl.-Ing. Christian Elberg on Development of Soft Towers for Wind Turbines. Download the complete paper here for free:

Interviews

Q&A Ion Arocena de la Rua, Nabrawind

Ion Arocena de la Rua, Project Manager and Leader of the Self-Erected Tower Project at Nabrawind, talks to us about this new type of tower that is projected to reduce the cost of XXL towers by 30%, simplify tower logistics, and avoid expensive cranes entirely. 

Q&A Peng Li, Mingyang Wind Power

China is making massive investments in clean energy as the government works to meet climate targets. Chinese wind projects took the global market to a record height when China represented almost half of the new wind installations on a global level in 2015. With a total installed capacity of 30.5 GW (US at 8.6GW and Germany at 6.1 GW), the country is on track to lead the world on wind energy. 

Prof. Dr. Sritharan on Hexcrete technology for commercial projects

Prof. Dr. Sri Sritharan, Civil Construction, and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering, Iowa State University, USA and his team recently wrapped up a project for the US Department of Energy that has facilitated the use Hexcrete technology for commercial projects. Wind Energy IQ talked with him about this and many other current topics in this interview, which you can download here for free:

Q&A with Cristina García Pérez

Download the interview with Cristina García Pérez, Loads & Structral Engineer at Nabrawind, here for free:

Exclusive Content

Goldwind presents Design Optimization of Hybird Steel-concrete Wind Turbine Tower

Xioafeng Liu, Structural Engineer at Goldwind, did a presentation at the 5th International Conference Wind Turbine Towers event on the topic "Design Optimization of Hybird Steel-concrete Wind Turbine Tower" with the following topics:

  • Why did Goldwind choose it?
  • Design of concrete segment
  • Design optimization of steel segment

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Articles

Presentation by Prof. Dr. Lange: How to find the optimum tower concept for each WEC

Read the presentation by Prof. Dr. Lange of the University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven, "Finding the optimum tower concept for each WEC: Final results of the research project UTUBI", that you can download here for free: