26 Jun '16, 9am

#ICYMI - @LMWindPower debuted the world's longest wind turbine blade this week

Turbine rotor blade supplier LM Wind Power has unveiled the world’s longest-ever wind turbine blade , which has just been completed at a factory in Lunderskov, Denmark. At 88.4 metres long, the blade is longer than a Boeing 747-8 jet airliner, which measures 76 metres long. The blade has been specifically designed for turbine manufacturer Adwen’s AD 8-180 offshore wind turbine model, which boasts an 8MW nominal capacity and a rotor diameter of 180 meters. A single AD 8-180 turbine has the highest annual energy production (AEP) of all wind turbines and will be capable of powering around 10,000 homes . LM Wind Power's CEO, Marc de Jong said in a statement: "The LM 88.4 P blade is an extraordinary example of industrialized innovation at record breaking scale. “This blade is a strong proof point of the shared ambition of Adwen and LM Wind Power to bring forward best in class a...

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