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88.4m LM Wind Power Blade Arrives at ORE Catapult Blyth

An 88.4m offshore wind turbine blade, made by LM, arrives at ORE Catapult's blade test facility in Blyth.
An 88.4m offshore wind turbine blade, made by LM, arrives at ORE Catapult's blade test facility in Blyth.

One of the world’s longest offshore wind turbine blades has arrived at the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult’s testing facilities in Blyth, Northumberland. The 88.4-metre LM Wind Power blade will be put through its paces at ORE Catapult’s world-leading 100m blade-test facility over the coming months. The blade has been developed as part of XL-Blade, an EU Demowind-funded project that aims to reduce the cost of offshore wind by designing, validating and deploying the world’s largest offshore wind turbine blade.


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Thu 1 Mar 2018
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Thu 19 Apr 2018

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