The longest Wind Turbine Blade in the world

This huge component of 88.4 meters, is the longest wind turbine blade in the world.

This wind turbine model has a 8MW nominal capacity

The wind turbine blade by manufacturer Adwen and rotor blade suppliers LM Wind Power, has been specifically designed for Adwen’s AD 8-180 wind turbine model. It has 8MW nominal capacity and 180 meter rotor diameter.

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Adwen- longest Wind Turbine Blade in the world (3)

Bryllup, Boltinggård, Thomas Kingo Kirke

The 88.4 meters length of the blades is the best compromise between swept area, energy production. The weight as well as the loads transferred to the wind turbine. This combination provides the optimum balance of plant costs and contributes to one of the most competitive LCoE in the industry. In addition, the blade design has been conceived with scalability in mind to enable the further development of Adwen’s 8 MW platform.

Adwen- longest Wind Turbine Blade in the world (2)

Bryllup, Boltinggård, Thomas Kingo Kirke

“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.” The record-breaking turbine is meant to lower the Levelised Cost of Energy (LCoE) for offshore wind power. Through its meticulous engineering, it will likely achieve just that.

LM Wind Power’s CEO, Marc de Jong adds:

“The LM 88.4 P blade is an extraordinary example of industrialized innovation at record breaking scale. It is based on innovation building blocks, rooted in 35 years of real life experience, in the design, technology and manufacturing of ultra-long, reliable blades. This blade is a strong proof point of the shared ambition of Adwen and LM Wind Power.”

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