123-Metre Wind Turbine Blade Rolls Out in China

China-based Lianyungang Zhongfu Lianzhong Composites Group Co., Ltd. (LZ Blades) has rolled out a 123-metre long blade which the company claims is the world’s longest wind turbine blade.

Source: LZ Blades

The blade, which will be adapted to be installed on 16 MW offshore wind turbines, weighs 50 tonnes, exceeds 5 metres in diameter, and has a swept area that surpasses 1,00 square metres.

The manufacturer was able to find a solution to ensure that the blade is processed under low deformation conditions by simulating and predicting the blade deformation and then optimising the support.

Source: LZ Blades

The company also produced three more 100+ metre blades in the last 12 months, including a 102-metre, 110-metre, and 112-metre long wind turbine blade.

For comparison, Vestas’ flagship model, the V236-15.0 MW™ offshore wind turbine, will feature 115-metre blades while MingYang’s recently launched 111.5-metre blade will most likely be fitted on the company’s MySE 12 MW hybrid drive, typhoon-resistant offshore wind turbine.

In April, Siemens Gamesa started production of the first B115 blades which will be tested on the SG 14-236 DD prototype offshore wind turbine.

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