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19 July 2017 Wind Farm Update

​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.

30 November 2016

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 […]

10 September 2015 Wind Farm Update

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. […]

10 September 2013 R&D, Technology

Vestas has produced the first prototype 80 meter blade for the V164-8.0 MW - the world’s most powerful offshore wind turbine - at the R&D centre on the Isle of Wight, UK. The blade will now undergo an extensive testing regime to ensure total reliability. The 80 meter blade is the longest ever produced by […]

21 June 2019 Ports & Logistics

LM Wind Power has rolled out the first blade for GE’s Haliade-X 12MW offshore wind turbine at its factory in Cherbourg, France. According to the company, the 107m long blade, the world's largest, has made its first trip outside the factory. Final preparations for the shipment of the LM 107.0 P blade to Maasvlakte-Rotterdam in the Netherlands are now […]

19 February 2019 Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

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 […]

23 February 2018 Wind Farm Update

Siemens Gamesa has manufactured the first of the blades for the Beatrice offshore wind farm at its facility in Hull.

4 December 2017 Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

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.

2 November 2017 Wind Farm Update

On October 20, LM Wind Power transported the first 73.5m blade for German Merkur project from its factory at Les Coves in Castellón to the Port of Castellón, from where it will be shipped to Eemshaven. The blade, belonging to a GE 6MW Haliade offshore wind turbine, is the first one of the total of 198 largest blades ever to be produced in and transported through Spain. 

11 April 2017 Technology, Wind Farm Update

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.

10 April 2017 Wind Farm Update

The first wind turbine blades for the 40MW Tahkoluoto offshore wind farm in Finland arrived to Mäntyluoto port in Pori.

22 July 2016

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 […]

19 May 2015 Technology, Wind Farm Update

LM Wind Power will supply a total of fifteen 73.5m blades to the first industrial-scale US offshore windfarm. Wind turbine manufacturer Alstom has received formal notice to proceed (NTP) on the Block Island Offshore Windfarm, and the project will showcase five Alstom Haliade 150 6-MW wind turbines featuring LM Wind Power’s innovative 73.5m blades. According […]

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 […]

14 February 2013 Technology

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 […]

13 December 2012 Technology

Airborne Marine has announced the first two successfully manufactured 1-shot RTM Tidal blades with embedded insert technology. These first two blades are part of a series of seven 4 metre blades for the Nautricity 250KW test turbine, shortly to be deployed at the EMEC test site in Scotland. In the summer of 2013, this series […]

22 July 2019 Technology

GE Renewable Energy has revealed the first nacelle of the Haliade-X 12 MW offshore wind turbine at its production site in Saint-Nazaire, France. The nacelle will be shipped from Saint-Nazaire to Rotterdam-Maasvlakte in the Netherlands over the coming weeks, where its components will be assembled into the Haliade-X 12 MW prototype to be tested there. […]

3 July 2019 Contracts & Tenders

MHI Vestas has signed a conditional contract with Swancor for the supply of blade materials for offshore wind projects in Taiwan. The scope of the contract covers more than 50% of the direct materials value of blade manufacturing, including carbon tow and pultrusion, resin, and bonding glue, MHI Vestas said. The agreement also includes the possibility […]

3 July 2019 Operations & Maintenance

WindEurope, Cefic (European Chemical Industry Council) and EUCIA (European Composites Industry Association) have joined forces to advance recycling of turbine blades. The parties have created a cross-sector platform with an aim to advance novel approaches to the recycling of wind turbine blades. Learnings are then expected to be transferred to other markets to enhance the […]

21 June 2019 Technology

Van Oord and Mammoet are joining forces with Australian technology company Verton to develop a new lifting method for installing wind turbine blades. The partnership is aiming to develop a way to shorten the installation cycle times and make installation safer for operators by sharing knowledge and expertise, Van Oord said. Verton has developed a remote […]

21 May 2019 Vessels

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier's jack-up vessel Jill has departed from the Port of Frederikshavn in Denmark to begin supporting suction bucket installation tests on a project. The work, which will be carried out in cooperation with Universal Foundation, represents the vessel's first offshore wind assignment. According to Fred-Olsen Windcarrier, the aim of the project is to decrease offshore wind […]

18 April 2019 R&D

LM Wind Power has produced the first blade for GE’s Haliade-X 12MW offshore wind turbine at its factory in Cherbourg, France. According to LM Wind Power, the 107m long blade, the world's largest, has completed the molding process. The LM 107.0 P will now proceed with post-molding finishing touches, before undergoing testing and validation to demonstrate its ability […]

12 February 2019 Wind Farm Update

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 […]

29 January 2019 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

Dutch sustainable energy provider Eneco has awarded EWPL Ocean with a full scope contract for offshore turbine blade inspections and damage assessment. The parties have not disclosed any further details regarding the contract value and the duration of the works. Eneco is the owner of two offshore wind projects located in the Dutch North Sea - […]

3 January 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance

Siemens Gamesa has contracted Associated British Ports (ABP) to provide storage for 37 of its wind turbine blades destined for the Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm.

21 December 2018 R&D, Technology

The Danish Government Scheme for Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program (EUDP) has awarded DKK 16 million (more than EUR 2 million) to Rope Robotics.