‘World’s longest’ turbine blade unveiled

The first of the turbine blades claimed to be the longest in the world has been unveiled. The 88.4-metre blade was manufactured at LM Wind Power’s factory in Lunderskov, Denmark. […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

The first of the turbine blades claimed to be the longest in the world has been unveiled.

The 88.4-metre blade was manufactured at LM Wind Power’s factory in Lunderskov, Denmark.

It will be transported to a facility in Aalborg in the next few days where it will be tested to feature on Adwen’s 8MW offshore wind turbine.

The offshore wind company is a joint venture between France’s Areva and Spain’s Gamesa.

Luis Álvarez, Adwen General Manager said: “When you are building the largest wind turbine in the world, almost everything you do is an unprecedented challenge. We are going where no one else has ever gone before, pushing all the known frontiers in the industry.”

Yesterday Siemens announced it is merging its wind business with turbine manufacturer Gamesa.