10 Sep '13, 10am

Most powerful blade in the #wind industry finished and ready for testing #V164 #Vestas

Most powerful blade in the #wind industry finished and ready for testing #V164 #Vestas

Most powerful blade in wind industry finished 12:40 CET - 10 Sep. 2013 Article keywords: Technology R&D Energy sector Production and operations Vestas has produced the first prototype 80 meter blade for the V164-8.0 MW - the world’s most powerful offshore wind turbine - at the R&D centre on the Isle of Wight, UK. The blade will now undergo an extensive testing regime to ensure total reliability. Interactive services Send articles Print articles The 80 meter blade is the longest ever produced by Vestas and uses the structural shell design, a proven concept in which the loads of the blade are carried in the shell, rather than using a spar at the centre of the blade. The length of the blade is the equivalent of nine double decker London buses and the swept area of the rotor will be 21,124m2, larger than the London Eye. Reliability critical offshore In order to validate the st...

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