Euros eyes 90-metre rotor blade

The concept is based on the blade designed for MHI's 7MW SeaAngel

The concept is based on the blade designed for MHI's 7MW SeaAngel

German rotor blade maker Euros is sketching out a design for an ultra-long "90-metre-plus" model with an eye on the emerging market for supersized offshore wind turbines.

The concept, based on the 81.6-metre-long blade fashioned for the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries' (MHI) 7MW SeaAngel prototype about to begin trials in the UK and Japan, would fit 8MW-class machines such as the recently announced giant from Areva.

"It is at the preliminary design phase," Euros head of materials Alexander Krimmer tells Recharge. "As a company we feel there is a robust need for such a blade and there is a gap currently and so you have to have the technology ready [on paper]."

“The blades [for the SeaAngel] are proof that our design was not Log in to read complete article.

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