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Siemens Gamesa has started producing the blades for the Formosa 1 Phase 2 offshore wind project in Taiwan. The company said the blades were cast at its Aalborg factory in Denmark using Swancor resin and hardener. Siemens Gamesa won the contract to supply 20 SWT-6.0-154 turbines, which will produce a capacity of 120MW, for the project in April last […]
The first 75-metre blade for the East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm has been produced at Siemens Gamesa’s facility at Green Port Hull, ScottishPower Renewables said. The fibre glass blade is the first of 306 which will be manufactured at the site for the 714MW East Anglia ONE project located 43km off the Suffolk coast. Inspection […]
German research institute Fraunhofer IWES has received funding to build a test bench for rotor blades measuring up to 115 meters in length. Fraunhofer IWES received funding to the tune of around EUR 12 million for the `Future Concept Operational Stability Rotor Blades Phase II` project. To this end, a new test bench is set […]
Artificial intelligence and 3D printing can help in solving the problem of erosion on wind turbine blades, according to a project conducted by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. The antiAGE project saw VTT develop an optimized solution to the material problem through a design process using virtual testing and machine learning in less than a […]
Alpha Offshore Service is carrying out repair works on some 80 blades of the 44-metre Vestas V90 3MW turbines at the Offshore Windfarm Egmond aan Zee (OWEZ) in the Netherlands, after the company signed a contract with NoordzeeWind, a joint venture between Nuon (Vattenfall) and Shell.
Siemens Gamesa has commenced a blade repair and upgrade campaign at the Anholt offshore wind farm, after signing agreements with Ørsted for these works to be carried out on the Danish offshore wind farm and UK’s London Array, both featuring Siemens Gamesa’s 3.6MW wind turbines that have been affected by leading edge erosion.
Siemens Gamesa has manufactured the first of the blades for the Beatrice offshore wind farm at its facility in Hull.
The first blades and tower sections for GE Haliade 6MW wind turbines that will spin at the Merkur offshore wind farm in Germany have arrived at the Buss Orange Blue Terminal in Eemshaven port, the Netherlands.
Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult gathered offshore wind farm developers, turbine blade manufacturers and researchers in Blyth this week to address key challenges in the test and certification process for offshore wind turbine blades.
The first ever wind turbine blades manufactured at Siemens (now Siemens Gamesa) blade factory in Hull have been loaded onto A2SEA’s wind turbine installation vessel Sea Installer at the Port of Hull and are en route to the Race Bank site for installation.
LM Wind Power has successfully completed installation and testing of a 66.5 meter wind turbine blade, ordered by Hitachi, Ltd. for offshore application.
The first consignment of Siemens wind turbine blades for the Galloper offshore wind farm have arrived at Peel Ports Great Yarmouth, the turbine maker’s assembly and installation base for the 336MW project.
The first wind turbine blades for the 40MW Tahkoluoto offshore wind farm in Finland arrived to Mäntyluoto port in Pori.
The 75-metre blades for Statoil’s 30MW Hywind Scotland floating offshore wind farm arrived at the assembly site, the NorSea Group’s Stordbase AS in Norway, on Friday, 17 February.
At the end of the last month, innogy sent a drone to inspect the blades on a turbine at the Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm for the first time.
With the official opening of Siemens blade factory in Hull set to take place today, DONG Energy informed that the first blades manufactured at the factory will be used at its Race Bank offshore wind farm. Brent Cheshire, DONG Energy’s UK Country Chairman, said: “DONG Energy is absolutely committed to investing in the UK so […]
LM Wind Power has signed a strategic collaboration agreement with Chinese wind turbine manufacturer CSIC (China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation) HZ Windpower to deliver blades for its newly launched H151-5.0MW offshore wind turbine. The blades will be delivered from LM Wind Power’s plant in Jiangyin. The first sets are expected to be installed by the end of 2016 […]
Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT have partnered with industry experts to develop thermoplastic foams and composites that make the offshore wind turbine blades lighter and recyclable. The new materials are expected to help operators expedite and simplify the transportation, installation, disassembly and disposal of the ever-increasing offshore wind rotor blades, according to Fraunhofer. Since […]
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has contracted the Hamburg-based design and engineering company [email protected] GmbH to design grillages for the sea fastening of wind turbine blades built for DONG Energy’s 258 MW Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm. The 80-metre-long blades are part of the 32 MHI Vestas V164-8.0 MW turbines, the first components of which have […]
The first six 80-metre long blades for the 258MW Burbo Bank Extension project that yesterday arrived at MHI Vestas’ pre-assembly facility in Belfast, Northern Ireland, will be the first locally built blades to be installed at a UK offshore wind farm. The blades for the V164-8.0 MW turbines were designed, tested and manufactured at the […]
Blades for MHI Vestas 8MW wind turbines which will spin at the 258MW Burbo Bank Extension wind farm started arriving to Belfast, the Belfast Harbour reported via social media. The first tower components for the Burbo Bank Extension project begun arriving at MHI Vestas’ pre-assembly site in the Belfast Harbour in May. The project lies […]
BASF’s newly launched RELEST® Wind LEP S, a new coating solution for rotor blades, has passed an external 50-hour rain erosion test. The stress loads to which rotor blades are exposed during the operation are enormous: at top speeds of up to 300 kilometers per hour at the blade tips, gigantic forces act upon the […]
Danish researchers have developed a new coating system which increases the performance of offshore wind turbine blades. Currently, new technologies are being tested under the European project Windtrust to overcome blade erosion caused by heavy rain in harsh offshore environment. LM Wind Power developed a new polyurethane coating protection system, and said the system significantly increases the reliability of blade […]
German researchers gathered around the Research Alliance Wind Energy (FVWE) have completed a three-year Smart Blades project that resulted in new concepts for intelligent rotor blades which can adapt to the wind, thus allowing turbine rotor blades to produce electricity more efficiently, Fraunhofer IWES said in a statement. Rotor blades are subject to severely fluctuating wind loads due to the […]
Researchers at the Technical University in Denmark (DTU) are currently involved in testing wind turbine blades at a test hall on Risø Campus to determine why a blade buckles under the constant pressure from the wind and gravity, or why it collapses under the extreme load applied by sudden and powerful gusts of wind. The researchers […]
Westermeerwind has reached another milestone with the installation of the first set of wind turbine blades. The wind turbine blades arrived on Tuesday evening from Oude Zeug where they were preassembled via vessel LD27. The installation was completed the following day via ‘De Schelde’ pontoon fitted with the 11350 Liebherr crane, owned by Van Oord/Mammoet. […]