In-depth feature on the “mightiest” wind turbine ever built

    In their September issue, Recharge News published an in-depth feature on the Adwen AD 8-180 wind turbine, with LM 88.4 P blades, presenting it as one of the leading offshore machines in the industry.

    “The AD 8-180 will be the mightiest ever built. The 8MW turbine’s record-setting 88.4-metre blades will sweep a circle wider than the Colosseum in Rome, its giant drivetrain will be able to handle steel-splitting torque better than any industrial machine on earth — and then transform it into enough power for 10,000 homes.” – Recharge News, September 2016.

    In June, LM Wind Power and Adwen announced the world’s longest blade – LM 88.4 P – at Global Offshore Wind in Manchester. The September Recharge News article features an elaborate section about the 'cutting-edge' blades, based on interviews by VP Engineering, Roel Schuring and VP Offshore, Alexis Crama conducted at the trade show.

    “Offshore wind is a massive opportunity for more renewable energy, it’s industrially proven and we are working hard to get it to grid parity less than ten years from now. A big part of this is about more powerful turbines and a big part of that is about larger rotors,” Alexis said. “The most important thing is not that we make the largest blade; it is that we make blades that are technologically proven, that will capture the most energy possible and that can be made reliably and with the utmost focus on quality.”

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    The World's longest blade

    We've shattered the length record, again!

    Meet a record-breaker – the longest, most advanced, wind turbine blade in the world. The LM 88.4 P dwarves all its predecessors. There is no other blade like it.

    For photos, graphics and videos featuring the LM 88.4 P, visit the webpage for the world's longest blade. 

    19-04-2018 13:06:50 | twitter

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    12-04-2018 14:53:10 | twitter

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    GE's new wind turbine is 260 metres high- how is the supply chain responding?--Read the full article here: https://t.co/WUkgiG5mpe @GErenewables @LMWindPower #windpower #wind https://t.co/wnDBR5UGkJ
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    First stop in the @generalelectric Haliade 150-6MW #WindCycle: blade production. At our factory in Castellón, #Spain, we made the 198 LM blades that will eventually spin at #Merkur offshore wind farm. Each blade is 241 feet (73.5 meters) long and 27 tons, helping the turbine generate 6 MW of energy. Photographer @nicanorgarcia captured a worker finishing the surface of a blade. #WeKnowBlades #LMplaces #lmwindpower #greenbusiness #wind #windworks #windturbine #windturbines #renewables #windpower #windenergy #renewableenergy #cleanenergy #future #sustainability #Haliade #GE #engineering
    10-04-2018 08:44:20 | linkedin

    LM Wind Power

    We're reflecting on the #WindCycle this week! Follow on Instagram as a GE Haliade 150-6 MW wind turbine comes to life, starting with these LM 73.5 meter blades manufactured in Castellon, Spain. Photo credit: @nicanorgarcia #WeKnowBlades http://fal.cn/LMinstagram
    10-04-2018 08:36:17 | twitter

    LM Wind Power

    Reflecting on the #WindCycle this week with @generalelectric on @instagram! Follow a GE Haliade 150-6 MW wind turbine as it comes to life, starting with these LM 73.5 meter blades from Castellon, Spain. Photo credit: @nicanorgarcia #WeKnowBlades https://t.co/vpQzPBru9v
    09-04-2018 19:03:15 | instagram
    We’re reflecting on the #WindCycle this week with @generalelectric! Follow a GE Haliade 150-6 MW wind turbine as it comes to life, starting with these LM 73.5 meter blades manufactured in #Castellon, #Spain. Photo credit: @nicanorgarcia #WeKnowBlades #LMplaces #lmwindpower #greenbusiness #wind #windworks #windturbine #windturbines #renewables #windpower #windenergy #renewableenergy #cleanenergy #future #sustainability #Haliade #GE #engineering
    05-04-2018 10:05:02 | linkedin

    LM Wind Power

    On March 18, LM Wind Power won the 2017 Technical Support Award at Goldwind’s ninth-annual supplier conference! Learn more about this milestone in the close partnership between our technical teams. #WeKnowBlades
    05-04-2018 09:20:19 | twitter

    LM Wind Power

    Reaping the wind with the biggest turbines ever made - @GErenewables HaliadeX #offshorewind turbine and @LMWindPower blades featured in report from @BBCNews. https://t.co/00Ks2IEm72 https://t.co/TKfWObyptH
    05-04-2018 07:52:01 | twitter

    LM Wind Power

    On March 18, LM Wind Power won the 2017 Technical Support Award at Goldwind's ninth-annual supplier conference! Learn more about this milestone in the close partnership between our technical teams: https://t.co/af3j6sa2hf #WeKnowBlades https://t.co/JcwsxlulxL
    04-04-2018 06:55:32 | twitter

    LM Wind Power

    "Breathtaking" - That's how @BBCNews describes the scale of our 88.4 meter wind turbine blades. Read this in-depth look at how we manufacture and test the world's longest blades: https://t.co/spXw5zfW4l #WeKnowBlades https://t.co/glk9MBmwOH
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