LM Wind Power sets record for the world's longest blade, again!

    We’ve shattered the size record again. Meet LM 88.4 P - the longest, most advanced, wind turbine blade in the world.

    On June 21 at Global Offshore Wind in the UK, we announced the world’s longest blade alongside our customer Adwen. This huge component of 88.4 meters has been specifically designed for Adwen’s AD 8-180 wind turbine model, with 8MW nominal capacity and a 180 meter rotor diameter.

    The first of these huge blades has just been manufactured at LM Wind Power’s Pilot Plant in Lunderskov, Denmark and will be transported to a facility in Aalborg in the following days, where it will undergo rigorous testing.

    LM Wind Power has a history of breaking size records – with the LM 61.5 P as the world’s first blade exceeding 60 meters in 2004, followed by the record-breaking LM 73.5 P in 2011. The LM 88.4 P dwarves these blades by comparison – in fact, the LM 73.5 P could easily fit inside it.

    Creating a blade on this scale presents a large step towards lowering the cost of energy from offshore wind, said Roel Schuring, VP Engineering. “With the current blade we have the most competitive offering in the offshore industry because we use the smartest combinations of materials,” he said.

    Added Alexis Crama, VP Offshore, “This blade demonstrates our ability to bring innovation and this kind of product to the industry. But what is most important is not that we are the largest blade; the most important is that we make blades that are technology proven, produced every day with absolute reliability and quality focus.”


    Read the full press release here, and visit the webpage for the world’s longest blade for photos, graphics and a brand new video featuring the LM 88.4 P.

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    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

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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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