STRUCTeam wins design, engineering contracts for Chinese blades

U.K.-based STRUCTeam has won two contracts to design and engineer 50m wind blades for China-based clients; the company has also launched a Mandarin website.

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STRUCTeam (Cowes, Isle of Wight, U.K.) announced on Nov. 8 that it has gained two individual contracts for the design and structural engineering of large composite wind turbine blades for clients based in China. Both projects are for blades that are about 50m/164 ft in length and are intended to be used for multi-megawatt sized generators. The blades will be subjected to third party certification and are anticipated to be in production in the first half of 2012.

Julien Sellier, engineering director of STRUCTeam, says, “We are naturally delighted to win these two contracts in the strategically important Chinese wind energy market. We have made significant investments both in the design tools that allow us to undertake this type of design and engineering work, as well as building a high level of expertise within our Engineering and IT teams.

An important contributory factor in gaining these contracts has been spending a significant amount of time on the ground in China building relationships and informing the market about STRUCTeam’s capabilities. To this end, STRUCTeam has a Mandarin option to its website, www.structeam-ltd.com.