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  • 24 March 2020
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Ports & Logistics

    Tien Li Offshore Wind Technology (TLC) has finalised a sub-supplier contract with MHI Vestas to manufacture blades for turbines to be delivered in upcoming Taiwanese projects. Building upon a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreed in March 2018, MHI Vestas has signed a conditional contract with TLC for blade manufacturing in Taiwan. This is the first […]

  • 5 February 2015

    A report published in January 2015 from industry consultants, AMI Consulting, calculates that the global demand for materials in the production of wind turbine blades grew by over 10% per annum in the last three years. While materials usage has risen strongly, there are uncertainties ahead and changing market dynamics. On the one hand governmental […]

  • 30 July 2014

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: Loading of turbine blades for EnBW Baltic 2 wind farm in Sassnitz harbor. The wind turbine blades are being loaded onto HOCHTIEF’s jack-up vessel Vidar. With large deck space and 1,200-ton crane, the vessel can operate in water depths of up to 50 meters. Last month the first transition […]

  • 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 […]

  • 11 March 2014

    Bureau Veritas, a global leader in testing, inspection and certification, has announced the signing of a framework agreement with LM Wind Power, the world’s leading supplier of components and services to the wind industry. The framework agreement covers the certification of wind turbine blades to international standards. The contract follows a successful collaboration between both […]

  • 17 July 2013
    R&D, Technology

    SSP Technology of Kirkeby, Denmark has completed three prototype wind turbine blades for Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI). The 83,5 meters blades are leaving SSP Technology’s factory on July 16-18 2013 and are on their way to Scotland for the installation on a 7 MW test offshore turbine. The blades are being transported on heavy load […]

  • 7 January 2013
    Business & Finance, Technology

    The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has appointed Blade Dynamics to develop and demonstrate the technologies for constructing what are expected to be the world’s longest wind turbine blades ever built. As part of the £15.5 million project the ETI will become an equity investor in the Isle of Wight-based blade developer – helping with technology […]

  • 13 August 2012
    Environment, R&D

    As the BBC reports, a new research by Food and Environment Research Agency (Fera) shows that the pink-footed geese are avoiding new offshore wind turbines. Namely, Pawel Plonczkier and Ian Simms from Fera monitored pink-footed geese’s migration patterns using radar. The monitoring started in 2007, and lasted 4 years. During the study, researchers monitored around […]

  • 18 April 2012

    Suzlon Blade Technology (Suzlon) and Idé-Pro Engineering & Software A/S (Idé-Pro) have signed a 3 year contract, during which Idé-Pro will deliver a complete integrated solution for the design of future Wind Turbine Blades to Suzlon worldwide. The solution is based on the newest V6 technology from Dassault Systèmes with CATIA V6, CATIA V6 Composites […]

  • 15 February 2012

    A report from industry consultants, AMI Consulting, published in January 2012, calculates that the global demand for materials in the production of wind turbine blades grew by over 20% per annum in the last five years. The market for wind turbine blades has been one of the fastest growing of any composite application with strong […]

  • 13 January 2012

    The increasing length of offshore wind turbine blades has prompted the use of advanced composite materials, with positive operational experiences so far, but with a limited range of supporting analysis and testing methods that can be directly applied to large scale wind turbines. DNV initiated the innovation project to develop improved integrity assessment procedures for […]

  • 3 November 2011
    Business & Finance, R&D

    VESTAS has been awarded funds to develop massive offshore wind turbine blades in the latest round of the government’s Regional Growth Fund… By Ross Findon (iwcp) [mappress] Source: iwcp, November 03, 2011

  • 19 July 2011

      BVG Associates in a report commissioned by The Crown Estate, concludes that, by 2020, £2 billion will be spent annually on the manufacture of wind turbine blades alone for offshore wind farms in Europe. The report also shows that the annual composites demand for European offshore wind will reach 100,000 tonnes by the end […]

  • 17 May 2011

    A project to develop long high-performance blades for the next generation of large offshore wind turbines has been commissioned by the…   (energytechnologies) [mappress] Source: energytechnologies, May 17, 2011;

  • 30 March 2011

    Research and Markets has announced the addition of Frost & Sullivan’s new report “Strategic Analysis of the Global Market for Materials in Wind Turbine Blades” to their offering. This research service presents a strategic analysis of the global market for materials in wind turbine blades. It provides definitions of the constituent market segments as well […]

  • 24 February 2011

    Advanced composites of glass fibre and polyester will be employed by LM Wind Power in the creation of the longest to date wind turbine … (ecocomposites) [mappress] Source: ecocomposites, February 24, 2011

  • 9 February 2011

    Record blade pushes the limits to bring down the Cost of Energy of offshore wind. LM Wind Power and Alstom have entered a strategic partnership to develop the longest wind turbine blade ever produced, designed to fit Alstom’s new 6 MW wind turbine for the growing European offshore wind market. This means that LM Wind […]

  • 26 July 2010
    Operations & Maintenance, Technology

    America’s first-of-its-kind wind blade testing facility — capable of testing a blade as long as a football field — almost never was.Because… (energyempowers) [mappress] Source: energyempowers, July 26, 2010;

  • 7 June 2017
    R&D, Technology

    LM Wind Power has successfully completed installation and testing of a 66.5 meter wind turbine blade, ordered by Hitachi, Ltd. for offshore application.

  • 16 November 2016
    Business & Finance, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    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 […]

  • 22 May 2015
    R&D, Technology

    In the last couple of days, a wind energy innovation has attracted so much attention that it has not gone unnoticed on Offshore WIND either, even though it involves only small-scale wind. Vortex Bladeless, a Spanish start-up, has developed a bladeless wind turbine and is set to launch its crowdfunding campaign on June 1 to fund part of its commercialization […]

  • 4 March 2014

    The 3rd international conference “Advances in Rotor Blades for Wind Turbines” was held in Bremen at the end of last month. Rotor blades are decisive in the race for lower cost of energy, and although much progress has been seen in structural design and manufacturing over the past few years, there is still plenty of […]

  • 11 December 2013

    This week Vestas transported the three 80m blades for the world’s most powerful wind turbine to the Danish national test centre for large wind turbines in Østerild. The blades were produced at Vestas’ R&D facilities on the Isle of Wight, UK, and were transported from Hanstholm in northern Denmark to Østerild. The V164-8.0 MW will […]

  • 11 March 2013

    The 2012 “Advances in Rotor Blades for Wind Turbines” conference in Bremen, Germany was the first event to set industry benchmarks on blade design, composites and manufacturing processes. All key players in the industry such as Siemens Wind Power, SGL Rotec and Windnovation were present and its success demanded a sequel in 2013. This year, […]

  • 5 February 2013

    Recently, the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) and Blade Dynamics announced their cooperation on the development of the world’s largest wind turbine blades. The blades will be between 80 to 100 metres in length, incorporating carbon fibre rather than conventional fibre glass. This compares with blades currently deployed offshore, which are between 60 to 75 metres […]

  • 19 December 2012

    The International VDI Conference “Rotor Blades of Wind Turbines” to be held in Hamburg, Germany, on 17 and 18 April 2013 will discuss the most recent developments in rotor blades of wind turbines.  More profit at reduced cost: This is the clear aim of plant manufacturers, suppliers and operators within the wind energy industry. Rotor […]