Transporting blades that can reach lengths of 73.5 meters is no easy task. @lmwindpower ’s facility in Castellón, Spain moves as many as 10 ﬁnished blades per week to an outside lot. Then a team uses crablike lifters, pictured here, to hoist the blades onto specialized trailers. Finally, trucks bring them to a port some 30 miles away. Photographer @nk7 captures blades awaiting shipment. Head to the link in our bio to learn more about this complex transportation process. #renewables#turbine#industrialphotography#Haliade#droneseyeview
This facility in Saint-Nazaire, France assembles the nacelles for our Haliade 150-6MW wind turbines. Here’s a look at the piece that houses the rotor. The Haliade 150-6MW’s rotor is one of the largest in the wind industry, covering an area roughly equal to three football ﬁelds. Eventually 66 of these will generate power at Merkur offshore wind farm. Tune in Friday to see the ﬁrst of the completed Haliades installed at Merkur. Photo by @seenewphoto . #Merkur#Haliade#renewables#innovationpowerhouse#turbines
Before the blades for our Haliade 150-6MW wind turbines are complete, they’re coated with a special paint. This new pro blade ﬁnishing system is only applied on the exit side of the blade where wind jumps off. Wind speeds can reach up to 300 kilometers per hour — faster than the takeoff speed of a Boeing 747. Photographer @nk7 captured the process at @lmwindpower ’s facility in Castellón, Spain. To see the facility in action, head to our Story Highlights. #Merkur#Haliade#renewables#turbines#innovationthatexcites
In honor of American ﬁrsts, can you guess where you might ﬁnd the ﬁrst offshore wind farm in the United States? Hint: try the Ocean State. The 30MW offshore wind farm in Block Island, Rhode Island houses 5 GE Haliade 150-6MW wind turbines. Photographer @itsreuben captured this sunset over one of the giants. Happy Fourth of July! #FourthofJuly#IndependenceDay#Haliade#renewables#industrialart
There’s more to a wind turbine blade than meets the eye. The “teeth” on the edge of these blades help make them more aerodynamic, so they can capture wind efﬁciently as they spin. This is an important detail as wind speeds can vary drastically. #FunFact : The average wind turbine has to be able to withstand wind speeds of up to 94 miles per hour, the same strength as a Category 1 storm. Photo by @ﬁnn. #energyart#turbine#turbinesystem#Merkur#Haliade
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