Global Technology Center

At our Technology Center we have various functions for securing the validation and verification of wind turbine blades in different areas. The global Technology Center has a critical role in the development and application of our technologies.

The reason for us to start our own testing programme in 1999 was to avoid the long waiting times for external test beds. Having all the test facilities in-house means our customers receive their blades sooner. Below is a short summary of activities carried out at the Center.

Wind tunnel
Our wind tunnel is a shining star for the company. It is a capability that very few other companies have. It allows LM to deliver blades with optimized aerodynamic properties which “reduce the cost of energy”. In the wind tunnel both new and old profiles can be compared allowing us to evaluate improvements.  As LM increases the complexity of our profiles, we will answer the critical question of value for these ideas.

Full scale blade testing
Full scale testing provides LM with world-leading test capabilities. All new blades must go through this testing to meet requirements for type certification and for serial production approval. We are known as technology driven and with a highly skilled footprint. We can test blades both statically and dynamically. After testing we can perform a crash-test to establish the blade “safety zone”. Full scale blade testing will continue to evolve as LM challenges the limits of blade technology.

Material and Process workshop
In this workshop, the development validation and verification of materials, processes and sub scale components, including the chemical lab and mechanical testing facilities takes place.

Brand Center  
The LM Wind Power Brand Center is a presentation of LM Wind Power! explaining our history; customer approach, technoogy, testing, service and logistics; and critical factors like cost of energy and all that we see happening in the future! A tour of the Brand Center can be combined with visits to the wind tunnel and test facilities of the Technology Center.

Quality Assurance
The key objective in Quality Assurance is to promote quality awareness and know-how throughout the organization, also securing the HSE performance and the continued lean effort.  We measure, analyze and ensure continuous improvements through monitoring of our processes. We secure inspection plans, inspection methods and equipment as well as testing new materials, processes, methods and structural performance of our products.

Masters of wind turbine bladesOver the past 30 years of our existence as a manufacturer of wind turbine blades, we have mastered the art of designing and manufacturing them. Every third wind turbine on the planet is powered by our blades and we are by far the largest manufacturer of wind turbine blades.
Right! At the end of the tunnelOur custom-made wind tunnel for testing airfoils of wind turbine blades simulates real wind conditions and delivers highly precise measurements which allow us to optimize the blade’s aerodynamics for maximum performance.

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Contact us - Headquarter 
LM Wind Power Group 
Jupitervej 6, 6000 Kolding, Denmark 
Tel +45 79 84 00 00
Fax +45 79 84 00 01 
E-mail: info@lmwindpower.com

Contact us - Global Office 
LM Wind Power Group 
WTC, H8 Schiphol Boulevard 357
1118 BJ Schiphol, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Tel +31 20 30 43 700