Siemens Gamesa has launched what it claims to be the world’s first recyclable wind turbine blade ready for commercial use offshore, and has already lined up three of its major customers – RWE, EDF and Wpd – to deploy it at upcoming projects as soon as 2022.

The manufacturer at its blade plant in Aalborg, Denmark, has produced a first batch of six of the 81-metre-long components, named RecyclableBlade, which are part of its ambition to make the OEM’s turbines fully recyclable by 2040.