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  • 6 February 2013

    At the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) Conference in Vienna, GL Garrad Hassan marked the 20th anniversary of the launch of Bladed, the wind turbine design software trusted and used by manufacturers and certification agencies around the world. Over the last two decades, as commercial wind turbines have grown in scale, from 500kW to over […]

  • 8 November 2017
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    Ten European partners have teamed up to develop novel offshore wind turbine blade technologies in an effort to lower the levelised cost of energy (LCOE).

  • 8 April 2020

    ACT Blade, a spin-off company from UK yacht-sail developer SMAR Azure, has completed the first test of its new lightweight blade for wind farms at ORE Catapult’s Blade Test Facility in Blyth. This first of two static tests was carried out in three weeks and saw a full-length 13m blade withstand the toughest simulation of […]

  • 27 September 2016

    DNV GL has released Bladed modelling software, a new tool that reduces computing time for wind turbine designers and uses 3D animation to review turbine behaviour. The enhanced Bladed tool integrates cloud computing resources from Amazon Web Services, saving costly IT infrastructure upgrades and lessening design time, DNV GL said. It observes turbine structural behaviour in simulated […]

  • 4 August 2010

    As wind farms spring up inland and offshore and turbines get larger, so demands are increasing on windmill blade manufacturers. This will be discussed at the new AMI global conference on Wind Turbine Blade Manufacture, which takes place 7-9 December 2010 in Düsseldorf. The event starts with a review by LM Wind Power of blade […]

  • 8 December 2014
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    Blade Dynamics has announced the award of Process Technology Innovation Funding under the GROW:OffshoreWind program for a £1m Advanced Blade Tip development project, due for completion in Q2 2015. The performance of offshore wind turbine blades in their challenging operating environment is one of the critical issues in energy cost, reliability and safety. Costs associated […]

  • 14 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Technology

    DNV GL and the wind turbine blade manufacturer Sinoma signed a partnership agreement for certification of Sinoma’s products to improve the reliability and quality of blades manufactured in China. Certification ensures that turbines that use blades produced by Sinoma comply to international safety and reliability standards throughout their lifespan, in onshore and offshore wind applications. […]

  • 17 March 2017
    R&D, Technology

    The 88m blade designed and produced for Adwen’s 8MW offshore wind turbine has arrived to ORE Catapult’s blade test facilities at Blyth, where it will undergo a series of static and fatigue tests as part of a European-funded project.

  • 28 May 2013

    Three months after opening the new prototype production facility in Sassnitz/Mukran on the island of Rügen, Germany, independent rotor blade designer and manufacturer EUROS delivers its first offshore blade to the customer Mitsubishi. This type of rotor blade with a length of 81.6 m and a mass of 32.5 tons will operate on Mitsubishi’s “Sea […]

  • 19 July 2013

      Energy generated from wind is now an integral part of the power supply for all major economies and it is composites that form the rotor and capture the wind. The blades have grown in length to over 70 metres as the market matures and moves offshore. All aspects of this vital windmill component are […]

  • 26 June 2014

    Wind energy now forms a vital part of the economy in many global regions and is expanding into new arenas. The Chinese market is strong, the US is recovering and with emerging nations now increasingly adopting renewable energy solutions, global growth is predicted to continue at a steady rate with doubling of installations from 2013 […]

  • 10 August 2015

    Blade Dynamics is shipping the “D78” advanced assembly blade from its NASA-based facility to be structurally tested at the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s blade testing facility at Blyth, UK. This is the only modular offshore blade in the world, the developer pointed out. There are multiple new technologies in the blade including a lightweight […]

  • 17 December 2013
    R&D, Technology

    Blade Dynamics has announced that the design phase of their ‘Very Long Blade Project’ for the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has successfully concluded and that the prototyping phase will now begin. Blade Dynamics will now assemble an approximately 80-metre long blade prototype, and will begin static and fatigue tests before the end of 2014. Siemens […]

  • 26 August 2010
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Technology

    TPI Composites, Inc., a leading global supplier of wind turbine blades, today announced plans to open a wind blade innovation center in Fall River, Massachusetts that will support TPI’s manufacturing facilities around the world. The Fall River plant will serve as a center for development of advanced blade manufacturing technology and a launching pad for […]

  • 19 January 2016
    R&D, Technology, Training & Education

    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 […]

  • 5 March 2019

    DNV GL has launched a joint industry project with ten commercial partners to develop a comprehensive methodology for blade rain erosion analysis (COBRA). DNV GL has partnered with Vestas, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, LM Wind Power, Ørsted, Mankeweicz, Akzonobel, Aerox-CEU, Polytech, Hempel and PPG, to take up the challenge of analysing the effect that rain […]

  • 15 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Technology

    DNV GL and the wind turbine blade manufacturer Sinoma signed a partnership agreement for certification of Sinoma’s products to improve the reliability and quality of blades manufactured in China. Certification ensures that turbines that use blades produced by Sinoma comply to international safety and reliability standards throughout their lifespan, in onshore and offshore wind applications. […]

  • 11 April 2012

    LM Wind Power is the largest and most well-known blade manufacturer in the world but its origins are perhaps surprising. In an exclusive interview with Offshore WIND Peter Hansen, Senior Project Manager LM Wind Power, Technical Account, outlines the development of the offshore blade and the journey that took the company from making mobile fish […]

  • 21 March 2014
    R&D, Technology

    Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Wind Turbine Rotor Blades Trends” report to their offering. “Wind Turbine Rotor Blades are one of the most essential components of wind turbines. These blades are used for absorbing the wind’s kinetic power and subsequently converting the power into a rotational motion (or mechanical energy) about […]

  • 14 July 2015

    The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult is asking offshore wind industry leaders to join a £1 million project aimed at tackling turbine blade leading edge erosion, one of the key operations and maintenance challenges facing the offshore wind sector. The innovation and research body is inviting expressions of interest from industry to be involved in […]

  • 27 December 2012

    Siemens has already become somewhat of a leader in this field producing the world’s longest rotor blades for wind turbines. Measuring 75 meters in length, the blades are almost as big as the wingspan of an Airbus A380. As they move, each rotor covers 18,600 square meters, the size of two and a half soccer […]

  • 8 January 2015

    Windpower Monthly has selected EUROS’s M-EU167 blade as the “Top Rotor Blade 2014”. Being the first blade beyond 80m receiving a design assessment certificate and passing a full static and dynamic test programme, has put the M-EU167 ahead of the competition. EUROS’s owner and Managing Director Dr. Michael Wolf said: “It is an honour to be […]

  • 15 June 2011

      Today, Global Wind Day is marked across the world, celebrating the strong message that wind power works. The past three decades of technological development have seen continuous improvements in the relative cost efficiency of wind versus other renewable and conventional energy sources like hydrocarbons. LM Wind Power is the world’s largest independent manufacturer of […]

  • 14 February 2013

    Airborne Marine has manufactured the first commercial Resin Transfer Moulding (RTM) performance blades for Tocardo, a leading producer of tidal and free-flow water turbines. The blades will be shipped to the Tocardo assembly site in Den Oever, The Netherlands. The RTM performance blades will be mounted on Tocardo’s commercially available turbines which will be shipped […]

  • 22 March 2013

    Airborne Marine announced that the Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) procedure of the seven Nautricity tidal blades was concluded positively early this month together with Nautricity Ltd. Airborne Marine will shortly ship the seven blades to the assembly site of Nautricity where the blades will be mounted on the turbine that will be installed at the […]

  • 2 March 2018
    R&D, Technology

    One of the world’s longest offshore wind turbine blades has arrived at the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult’s testing facilities in Blyth, Northumberland.