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Vestas to strengthen wind energy supply chain with partnership with LM Wind Power for V172-7.2 MW blades

Vestas has signed an agreement with LM Wind Power, a leading manufacturer of wind turbine blades, to develop the wind energy supply chain and scale renewables efficiently for the global energy transition. The agreement includes design and manufacturing of blades for V172-7.2 MW wind turbines of the EnVentus platform. “This new partnership highlights how we are increasingly collaborating with partners in a flexible setup to scale efficiently … Continue reading Vestas to strengthen wind energy supply chain with partnership with LM Wind Power for V172-7.2 MW blades

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Old Dutch wind turbine blades becomes new skis

Vattenfall has set a target to recycle all dismantled wind turbine blades by 2030, and 50 percent of the blades already by 2025. Turbine blades from Dutch Wind farm Irene Vorrink will be the first to enter the recycling process and turned into skis, snowboards and construction materials for solar farms. Gustav Frid, Senior Environment … Continue reading Old Dutch wind turbine blades becomes new skis

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GE Will Recycle Wind Turbine Blades In Spain

Wind power is a fast-growing source of renewable energy, but that doesn’t mean the industry isn’t trying to lower its carbon footprint. One way to do it involves recycling wind turbine blades. Last year, GE Renewable Energy signed preliminary agreements with German and French-Swiss companies to dismantle, shred and co-process the blades from some of … Continue reading GE Will Recycle Wind Turbine Blades In Spain

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GE Renewable Energy partners with Governments of Canada and Québec to invest in expansion of Blade facility in Gaspé

Plant expansion announced today at an event attended by Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, and Québec Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Jonatan Julien Investment reinforces company and governments’ commitment to renewable energy and will support the creation of  200 new jobs GE Renewable Energy facility will support production of wind turbine blades needed … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy partners with Governments of Canada and Québec to invest in expansion of Blade facility in Gaspé

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Wind energy industry calls for Europe-wide ban on landfilling turbine blades

WindEurope called for a Europe-wide landfill ban on decommissioned wind turbine blades by 2025. Europe’s wind industry actively commits to re-use, recycle, or recover 100% of decommissioned blades. This comes after several industry-leading companies announced ambitious plans for blade recycling and recovery. A landfill ban would further accelerate the development of sustainable recycling technologies for … Continue reading Wind energy industry calls for Europe-wide ban on landfilling turbine blades

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Wind energy demands that landfills for wind turbine blades be eliminated

WindEurope, the European wind power sector employers’ association, and the Wind Business Association (AEE), launched today, within the framework of the VI Wind Congress, a call for the elimination of dismantled wind turbine blades throughout Europe by 2025. The wind industry Europe is actively committed to reusing, recycling or recovering 100% of dismantled shovels. This … Continue reading Wind energy demands that landfills for wind turbine blades be eliminated

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Ørsted commits to sustainable recycling of wind turbine blades

Ørsted commits to either reuse, recycle, or recover all of the wind turbine blades in its global portfolio of onshore and offshore wind farms upon decommissioning. Ørsted has decommissioned one wind power asset, the offshore wind farm Vindeby. On Ørsted’s Capital Markets Day, the company announced its new commitment to either reuse, recycle, or recover … Continue reading Ørsted commits to sustainable recycling of wind turbine blades

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What to do with wind turbine blades at the end of their useful life

The problem of what to do with wind turbine blades at the end of their useful life has grabbed plenty of headlines over the past year. Although the handwringing may not match reality (for example 10 times as many plastic plates and cups end up in U.S. landfills compared to turbine blades), industry and research … Continue reading What to do with wind turbine blades at the end of their useful life

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New coalition of the wind energy industry and the academic world for the total recyclability of wind turbine blades

A coalition of industry and academic leaders have developed a new technology to enable circularity for thermoset composites, the material used to make wind turbine blades. The new technology delivers the final technological step on the journey towards a fully recyclable wind turbine value chain. To enable the adoption of this new technology, and to … Continue reading New coalition of the wind energy industry and the academic world for the total recyclability of wind turbine blades

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Castilla y León promotes the recycling of wind turbine blades

Castilla y León is developing a pioneering project worth 9.77 million euros to develop comprehensive technology for recycling components of old wind turbines before the end of their useful life, according to data from the Ministry of Economy. The Community Government, wind energy developers and recycling companies, with the support of a community technology center, … Continue reading Castilla y León promotes the recycling of wind turbine blades

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DecomBlades consortium awarded funding for wind turbine blade recycling project

A consortium consisting of ten project partners has received funding from Innovation Fund Denmark for the three-year ‘DecomBlades’ project which seeks to provide basis for commercialization of sustainable techniques for recycling wind turbine blades. Ten months after becoming carbon neutral, the Science Based Targets initiative verifies that Siemens Gamesa’s emission reduction strategy is aligned with … Continue reading DecomBlades consortium awarded funding for wind turbine blade recycling project

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Project to recycle the blades of wind power turbines

The ZEBRA project highlights recyclable wind turbine blades. The ZEBRA (Zero WastE Blade ReseArch) project, promoted by the French research center IRT Jules Verne, brings together industrial companies and technical centers to demonstrate the technical, economic and environmental relevance of thermoplastic wind turbine blades, with an eco-design approach to facilitate recycling. The project has been … Continue reading Project to recycle the blades of wind power turbines

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New model of wind energy blade is embarked from the Port of Pecém

The 72.4 meter long giants were produced by Aeris, in the industrial area of ??the Pecém Complex, and are on their way to the United States. The first wind blades produced at Complexo do Pecém by Aeris are already on their way to the United States, at the request of Germany’s Nordex. Eighteen blades completed … Continue reading New model of wind energy blade is embarked from the Port of Pecém

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Porto de Pecém and Aeris Energy export blades for wind energy amid a pandemic

In 2019, the wind power sector in Brazil invested R $ 13.6 billion in Brazil, according to data from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). Wind turbines produced 55.9 TWh of wind energy in Brazil, 15% more than in 2018. On a monthly average, it is enough to supply 28.8 million homes per month in wind … Continue reading Porto de Pecém and Aeris Energy export blades for wind energy amid a pandemic

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Porto de Pecém and Aeris Energy export wind power blades amid the pandemic

The production and export of wind blades are among the specialties of the Port of Pecém and of the market leader Aeris Energy. The wind blades were produced jointly by the two companies, especially with Aeris Energy, in the Porto do Pecém industrial park, in Ceará (Brazil) to be stored in an exclusive area in … Continue reading Porto de Pecém and Aeris Energy export wind power blades amid the pandemic

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TPI Composites is an only independent manufacturer of composite wind blades with a global footprint

On 30 May, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued an order to further extend the lockdown until 30 June 2020, their will be an ease of lockdown restrictions under the country’s re-opening strategy, beginning with Unlock Phase 1. All activities that were prohibited  previously will be opened in areas outside Containment Zones in a … Continue reading TPI Composites is an only independent manufacturer of composite wind blades with a global footprint

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Strategies for the recycling of wind turbine blades

WindEurope, the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) and the European Composites Industry Association (EuCIA) present their recommendations for the recycling of wind turbine blades in their new report ‘Accelerating Wind Turbine Blade Circularity’. Today around 85 to 90% of wind turbines’ total mass can be recycled. But turbine blades represent a specific challenge. Made from … Continue reading Strategies for the recycling of wind turbine blades

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Wind power in Brazil, 2,000 wind turbine blades sent in 2019 from Pecém

This is three times more than in 2018, when 683 wind turbine blades were sent to wind farms located in Brazilian states, the United States and Europe. The port of Pecém is ending this year, literally “wind to stern.” One of the main segments present in the Pecém Industrial and Port Complex contributed directly to … Continue reading Wind power in Brazil, 2,000 wind turbine blades sent in 2019 from Pecém

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Ceará produces largest wind blade ever manufactured in the Southern Hemisphere

With 74 meters in length, the new blades designed by Aeris will equip Vestas wind turbines in Brazil. Industry invested about $ 100 million in infrastructure to develop wind energy equipment in the state.Ceará began producing, in August, the largest wind turbine ever made in the Southern Hemisphere. At 74 meters in length, the new … Continue reading Ceará produces largest wind blade ever manufactured in the Southern Hemisphere

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Wind energy technology facilitates craneless blade exchange – Blade Skylark by Liftra

Once again, the potential of craneless systems was demonstrated when Liftra introduced their latest technology for exchanging blades & blade bearings – the Blade Skylark. Liftra is a Danish based company that excel in design and manufacturing of craneless tools for big (and small) correctives. Their product range include the ground-breaking LT1000 and LT1200 Self-Hoisting … Continue reading Wind energy technology facilitates craneless blade exchange – Blade Skylark by Liftra

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