Germany: BaltShip Transports World’s Longest Wind Turbine Blade
Thursday 18 October, the BaltShip started the transport of the world’s longest wind turbine blade from SSP Technology in Kirkeby, Denmark.
With a length of 83.5 meters and a rotor diameter of 171.2 meters, the blade is by far the largest produced to date. Passing the blade by car at the speed of 50 km/h would take 6 seconds.
Many people watched the gigantic and unique blade depart from the factory, whereupon it went on a 170 kilometer long journey by truck to Esbjerg. From Esbjerg, the blade was shipped 122 NM to Bremerhaven in Germany, where the test facilities are located.
The blade was ordered by Samsung Heavy Industries and the transport was handled by the BaltShip Industry department. Delivery took place – on time – less than 92 hours after departure.
Press release, October 25, 2012; Image: BaltShip