LM Wind Power is completing the final touches on what it says is the world’s largest wind-turbine blade at 107 meters. The blade is finished the molding process and will next receive post-molding finishing touches. The manufacturing is being done at LM Wind’s factory in Cherbourg, France.
Lastly, the blade will undergo rigorous testing and validation to demonstrate its ability to withstand more than 20 years of operation offshore.
“The LM 107.0 P is one of the biggest single-components ever built,” shared Lukasz Cejrowski, LM 107.0 P Project Director, LM Widn Power. “This is an amazing achievement not only for LM Wind Power and GE Renewable Energy, but for the entire wind industry.”
The 107-meter blade will be installed on GE’s Haliade-X 12-MW offshore wind turbine, and what’s been called the world’s most powerful turbine. The Haliade-X platform is designed to offer greater efficiency in generating power from the wind that is available.
“This achievement was made possible by our team of highly passionate people developing technology and manufacturing processes, to revolution yet again the offshore wind industry with ever-larger and more reliable rotor blades – thus capturing more wind and ultimately delivering an even lower levelized cost of energy,” said Alexis Crama, LM Wind Power Vice President, Offshore.
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Jeff Caligari says
The blade has a taper which “should” match the airflow over its length.
An 80 meter blade spinning 15 rpm has a speed at the root of 5.6km/h and at the tip 452km/h
At 452km per hour i dont think there would be any effect any oncoming wind would have on it.