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Companies Unveil World's Longest Wind Turbine Blade 14446Companies Unveil World's Longest Wind Turbine Blade

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Companies Unveil World's Longest Wind Turbine Blade

We told you how Department of Energy is experimenting with the design of a 100-meter wind-turbine blade to better generate offshore wind power. While researchers there work on their design, Adwen and LM Wind Power have come up with a super-sized design of their own, recently revealing the world's longest wind-turbine blade to date for offshore wind farms.

The two companies co-developed the blade, which is 88.4 meters long, specifically for Adwen's new AD 8-180 wind turbine model. The blade has 8 megaWatt nominal capacity and an 180-meter rotor diameter, according to the companies.

"This blade was developed specifically for Adwen's new wind turbine generation, introducing innovative technologies based on LM Wind Power's longstanding track record and experience with design, materials, and manufacturing for high-performance blades," said Roel Schuring, CTO of LM Wind Power. He said the companies expect the blade will be installed mainly in European offshore markets, though it's designed to serve offshore markets anywhere in the world.


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Elizabeth Montalbano

Elizabeth Montalbano has been a professional journalist covering the telecommunications, technology and business sectors since 1998. Prior to her work at Design News, she has previously written news, features and opinion articles for Phone+, CRN (now ChannelWeb), the IDG News Service, Informationweek and CNNMoney, among other publications. Born and raised in Philadelphia, she also has lived and worked in Phoenix, Arizona; San Francisco and New York City. She currently resides in Lagos, Portugal. Montalbano has a bachelor's degree in English/Communications from De Sales University and a master's degree from Arizona State University in creative writing.

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