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. 

    16-11-2018 11:00:38 | twitter

    A big thanks to all involved with the successful inauguration of our Technology Center Americas, last week in #NewOrleans! Learn more about TCA and how this innovative workforce is boosting our blade design and testing profile in the US: fal.cn/SZ9M #WeKnowBlades
    16-11-2018 11:00:35 | linkedin

    A big thanks to all involved with the successful inauguration of our Technology Center Americas, last week in New Orleans! Learn more about TCA and how this innovative workforce is boosting our blade design and testing profile in the US: https://www.lmwindpower.com/en/stories-and-press/stories/news-from-lm-places/introducing-our-technology-center-americas #WeKnowBlades
    15-11-2018 20:07:27 | twitter

    All That Jazz: @GErenewables @LMWindPower opens Wind Turbine blade test center at #NASA Rocket Factory in New Orleans ge.com/reports/jazz-g…
    13-11-2018 13:00:00 | twitter

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    13-11-2018 12:51:42 | twitter

    Read ⁦@rechargenews⁩ OPINION from ⁦@LMWindPower’s Kristiansen: ‘⁩We led the way to carbon neutrality in wind – and saw the business benefits' | ⁦@WindEurope⁩ ⁦⁦@TheClimateGroup⁩ ⁦@WWindEA⁩ ⁦@IRENA⁩ rechargenews.com/wind/1630375/w…
    12-11-2018 14:46:35 | linkedin

    O tamanho das pás eólicas continua a crescer, e o nosso time de talentosos construtores de pás também! Hoje, anunciamos a expansão da nossa fábrica em Suape, Pernambuco, em resposta à crescente demanda nacional e internacional por pás eólicas com mais de 60 metros de comprimento. Saiba mais!
    12-11-2018 13:56:42 | linkedin

    Blade size continues to grow, and so does our team of talented blade builders! Today we announced the expansion of our #Suape, #Brazil factory in response to growing domestic and international demand for blades above 60 meters in length. Read the full story!
    12-11-2018 13:54:11 | twitter

    Blade size continues to grow, and so does our team of talented blade builders! Today we announced the expansion of our #Suape, #Brazil factory in response to growing domestic and international demand for blades above 60 meters in length. Learn more: fal.cn/SuapeExpands
    09-11-2018 08:46:25 | twitter

    LM #Wind Power Opens US #Blade Technology Center bit.ly/2PSKfwG @LMWindPower @GErenewables
    08-11-2018 19:22:33 | twitter

    Excited to be part of Danish @LMWindPower announcement of its “Technology Center of the Americas” at @nasa Michoud in New Orleans East. Will create over 100 jobs, and builds on success of @bladedynamics and @generalelectric here. #TousandTak
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