Paper reports on the structural collapse of a 52.3-m composite wind-turbine blade

Full-scale structural tests have enabled an in-depth understanding of how composite blades respond (collapse) to specifically applied loads.

Bronto Skylift Inc. names TGM Wind Services as distributor for 10 States

he Bronto Skylift S 90 HLA is the newest member of the famous HLA range from Bronto Skylift. The HLA stands for High Level Articulated. This unit represents the ultimate in high rise access.

Wind turbine blade sales market, a survey for 2016 to 2021

This report focuses on the Wind Turbine Blade Sales in Global market, especially in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle and Africa.

How are blade materials and manufacturing changing to keep up with larger turbines?

The wind industry has set installation records over the last couple years. That trend may continue with global wind capacity predicted to double in the next five years, according to the Global Wind Energy Council. This growth trend is thanks, in part, to a developing offshore wind market and larger wind turbines with longer blades.

Cumulative global wind blade revenue could hit $72.4 billion from 2016 to 2025, says Navigant Research

According to the report, cumulative global wind blade revenue is expected to total $72.4 billion from 2016 to 2025.

Siemens officially inaugurates its new wind-turbine blade factory in the UK

Siemens has officially inaugurated the new rotor blade factory for offshore wind turbines in Hull, UK, in an event attended by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Greg Clark, and representatives of the local community. The site at Alexandra Docks has been transformed in under two years from a derelict industrial

Siemens celebrates milestone for new offshore wind-turbine manufacturing plant

Siemens celebrated the “topping out” ceremony for its new wind-turbine manufacturing facility in Cuxhaven, Germany. The structural steel uprights are now standing for the production building, which will offer 56,000 square meters of floor space. This new facility in northern Germany is one of Siemens‘ most important investment projects in recent years, with some EUR

Collier Research releases rapid-optimization software for composite designs

NASA-born Collier Research, a leader in the field of aerospace composites and metals optimization for more than 20 years, has released HyperSizer Express, software that delivers the key capabilities of Collier’s high-end HyperSizer tool in a user-friendly package for composite engineers. “Not every designer or engineer working with composites needs all the options in the professional version

Altitec to field-test and install 3M Wind Vortex Generators

Global blade access, repair, and inspection specialist, Altitec, has been appointed official installation partner by the Renewable Energy Division at 3M, a global innovation company, to install its 3M Wind Vortex Generators. 3M Vortex Generators address aerodynamic issues common to most turbine blades and, in doing so, can increase a turbine’s annual energy production by between

Suzlon inaugurates new aerodynamic blade manufacturing facility

Suzlon Group inaugurated its latest state-of-the-art, aerodynamic technology blade manufacturing facility in the city of Badnawar, in the Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh, India. The 19-acre facility will manufacture rotor blades for the S111 2.1-MW turbine and has an expected annual production capacity of 400 MW. The latest in its 2.1 MW fleet, the S111