Infrastructure, Energy & MaterialsJanuary 26, 2024

The rise of smart wind turbines

Chinese green energy technology company Envision Energy uses the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to develop its smart wind turbines and deliver on its mission to create a world of low carbon energy.
Avatar Rebecca Lambert

The amount of power generated from wind grew by 12% last year, making wind turbines one of the most popular forms of renewable power technology in use today. China continues to lead the way as a top wind power generator, and expects to reach a total of 592 gigawatts of wind capacity by 2025. One company that undoubtedly plays a key role in this growth is Chinese green energy technology company Envision – one of the world’s largest wind turbine manufacturers.

Over the years, wind turbines have evolved into huge structures with even larger rotor diameters to harvest the most possible energy from every gust of wind. Companies like Envision Energy have also introduced smart features, such as turbine blades that automatically adjust to the wind direction and speed, and inbuilt predictive maintenance capabilities to keep downtime to a minimum.

Rising demand for Envision’s turbines has seen the green energy company rapidly expand its global activities – and product portfolio. As it continues to grow at pace, Envision needed a centralized industry platform to manage its product development processes in a seamless and consistent manner, where all divisions including R&D and sales use the same best practices and workflows. It found the solution in the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, which now serves as Envision’s enterprise backbone.

“Our processes from order acquisition and production planning to logistics, on-site operation and maintenance services must be seamlessly connected so that we can achieve timely delivery to our customers while gaining control of our global supply chain and meeting our carbon neutrality goals,” said Shao Chunlei, vice president of global supply chain and general manager of international projects at Envision.

Today, regardless of whether a wind turbine is manufactured in China or India, all data surrounding that asset – and all associated suppliers – is managed centrally within the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. This is also critical for making sure Envision’s turbines comply with all local safety regulations.

Read the full story to discover how Envision takes advantage of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to accelerate design cycles, optimize its supply chain and achieve significant cost savings along the way.

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