Electromechanical installation and assembly of mills and wind turbines
We meet deadlines without compromising quality and safety due to the high qualification of our team, consisting of mechanics specialized in each of the different areas.
We handle mechanical and electrical issues, as well as lifting systems, fiber quality and repair, among others. To sum up: we carry out the complete management and installation of wind turbines and adopting the most innovative techniques.
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Assembly Process of Wind Turbines
Step 1: Preparation of the land
Before starting with the installation of wind systems, it is necessary to prepare the ground. This process includes carrying out environmental impact studies, identifying suitable areas, and building roads and platforms to enable the transportation and installation of components.
Step 2: Construction of the base
The base of a wind turbine is essential to keep it upright and support the loads generated by the wind. The base of a wind turbine is essential to keep it upright and support the loads generated by the wind. It is built using reinforced concrete and can have different shapes and sizes, depending on the location and the characteristics of the terrain.
Step 3: Transportation of components
Once the foundation is ready, it’s time to transport the wind turbine components to the assembly site. Major components include the tower, blades, nacelle, and generator. Due to the size and weight of these items, specialized logistics and large transport vehicles are required.
The tower is the vertical structure that supports the nacelle and the blades of the wind turbine. It is made of steel sections that are assembled on site using heavy cranes. The towers can have different heights, depending on the design of the wind turbine as well as the weather particularities of the new location.
The blades are the “wings” of the wind turbine that capture the energy of the wind and transform it into rotary motion. They are made of strong, lightweight composite materials such as fiberglass and carbon. The blades can have different lengths and shapes, depending on the type of wind turbine.
Nacelle and generator
The nacelle is the “house” of the generator and other mechanical and electrical components of the wind turbine. The generator converts the rotary motion of the blades into electrical energy. The nacelle also contains control and safety systems that guarantee the efficient and safe operation of the wind turbine.
Step 4: Assembly and commissioning
Once all the components are on site, it is time to start the windmill assembly. With the help of large-capacity cranes, the tower sections are assembled, the nacelle is installed on top, and finally, the blades are mounted on the rotor shaft. After all the components are assembled, an inspection and testing process is carried out to ensure that everything is working properly.
Step 5: Connection to the electrical network
The last step in the assembly of wind turbines is to connect them to the electrical network. This involves the installation of electrical cables from the generator to a connection point in the network. Cables can be underground or overhead, depending on local conditions and regulations. In addition, a transformer is installed to adapt the voltage generated by the wind turbine to the voltage of the electrical network.
Maintenance and operation
Once the wind turbine is in operation, it is essential to carry out regular maintenance to ensure its efficiency and extending its useful life. Maintenance includes inspection and replacement of worn components, cleaning of blades, as well as updating control and safety systems.
Once you are familiar with the key steps in wind turbine assembly, it’s easier to understand how these giants can transform the way we generate energy. Wind energy is a clean and renewable energy source that will contribute to a more sustainable future. Don’t forget that these stages are just the beginning of the story; Wind power has enormous potential to grow and evolve in the coming years, we all need to be part of the change.
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How is the installation of a wind turbine?
The installation of a wind turbine involves several steps, such as the preparation of the land, construction of the base, transport of components, assembly, connection to the electrical network and regular maintenance. Each stage is crucial to ensure efficient and safe operation of the wind turbine.
Where are the wind turbines installed?
Wind turbines are installed in areas with constant winds and suitable for power generation. They can be located both on land (onshore wind farms) and at sea (offshore wind farms). Site selection involves environmental impact studies and analysis of wind, terrain and accessibility conditions.
How is the base of a wind turbine built?
The base of a wind turbine is built using reinforced concrete, which is essential to keep it upright and support the loads generated by the wind. The shape and size of the foundation can vary depending on the location and the characteristics of the terrain. A hole is dug in the ground and the concrete is poured, which is left to cure before proceeding with the assembly of the wind turbine.