As the EU EcoSwing Project ended successfully, the consortium released a final video. It can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxMkZHyM9UQ Read more about the end of the EcoSwing project in our press release. We want to thank all project partners for the excellent cooperation. THEVA is proud being part of this exceptional and forward-looking project.
Thousands of megawatt hours of energy are consumed every year in the production of metal semis and products. The associated CO2 emissions also need to be taken into account. With more than 70% efficiency, high energy savings can be achieved by a new “robust and low maintenance magnetic heater (RoWaMag)” to be developed by THEVA together with Bültmann GmbH, Beck Maschinenfabrik GmbH and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology(KIT) / Institute for Technical Physics (ITEP) over the next few years. Now the BMWi (GermanFederal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy) approved the project proposal Read more about RoWaMag in our press release.
Ismaning, 7th May 2019–THEVA, a company based in Ismaning near Munich, has designed and delivered superconducting coils for the EcoSwing wind power generator. The turbine in Thyborøn, Denmark, has now reached its target output of 3MW and the project is officially completed –successfully. The turbine delivered power tothe grid for over 600 hours. Dr. Werner Prusseit, Managing Director of THEVA, is pleased: "Superconductors have become an indispensable technologyfor future energy supply. 40 percent lighter with the same performance-this wind turbine is a landmark." Please find further information in our Press Release.
From September 22nd to 27th, the International Conference on Magnet Technology (MT 26) will take place in Vancoucer, Canada. As superconductors play a more and more important role in magnet technology, THEVA will present recent developments and interesting applications with HTS. We will also participate in the exhibition and are looking forward to meeting you in Vancouver! Please find further information on the conference here https://mt26.triumf.ca/
The CEC/ICMC conference will take place from 21st to 25th, July in Hartford, Connecticut. This conference is all about cryogenics and cryo-technologies. THEVAs VP Business Development Dr. Markus Bauer was invited to talk about "Status of second-generation HTS wire production at THEVA" . Further information on the CEC/ICMC can be found at https://www.cec-icmc.org/
The 14th European Conference on Applied Superconductivity (EUCAS) will take place from September 1st to 5th. The superconductor community meets up in Glasgow to discuss current developments and technical innovations. THEVA will present their recent developments during a talk and at exhibition booth #9 Please find further information at http://www.eucas2019.org/
The superconducting EcoSwing generator from the EU-funded project was installed a few weeks ago. This is a good accasion for a new video on the project's status. Klick here to see the video
THEVA will participate at 2019 Wind Europe conference from April 2nd to 4th in Bilbao, Spain. VP Business Development Markus Bauer will present the current progresses in the EcoSwing project. We are looking forward to meeting you in Bilbao! You may find further information on the WindEurope website.
The EcoSwing project was awarded the Gold medal by well-known Windpower monthly magazine. The award was given in the drivetrain section that focusses on developments adapting to higher-rated turbines and changing grid demands. Read more at windpowermonthly.com
THEVA’s HTS coils for the EcoSwing generator After the successful installation of the EcoSwing generator in Thyborøn, the project has progressed further. Now commissioning has advanced to a level where this compact and lightweight generator is grid connected and producing power. The EcoSwing project has had its "Kitty Hawk Moment" at 14:00h on 6 December 2018 when Envision's direct drive turbine produced net power to the grid. Soon thereafter the engineers could ramp the EcoSwing to 1 MW and beyond. Thus EcoSwing claims the title as world's first wind turbine with a grid connected superconducting generator. Test and verification is in progress to capture new knowledge on operation with superconductive technology.