Per Fenger / CEO and Owner of Liftra
The LT5002 Blade Yoke was on-site as the first of three GE Haliade 150-6MW turbines was recently installed at an offshore wind farm in China close to Taiwan.
With the success of that installation, Liftra is now the first supplier to have delivered blade yokes for offshore blade installation on all three continents with offshore wind energy generation.
China: Fujian Xinghua Gulf Offshore Wind Farm
This January brought our first opportunity to take part in a turbine installation in Asia. The photos show our LT5002 installing the 73.5 m blades on a Haliade 150-6MW turbine, an operation that went smoothly on all accounts.
In December 2016, the first offshore wind farm in the USA, Block Island, was commissioned, and our LT5002 Blade Yoke was the tool of choice for blades. In the video from Fred. Olsen below, blade installation begins at the 4 minutes and 45-second mark, here: https://goo.gl/3gSjcb
Filed Under: Blades, Construction