LM Wind Power to close Little Rock wind blade plant

Production to consolidate in North Dakota facility as industry moves toward bigger blades.

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GE Haliade-X wind turbines to be used by Dogger Bank Wind Farms

Dogger Bank Wind Farms plans to develop the largest offshore wind farm in the world, off the coast of the U.K.


GE Renewable Energy completes first nacelle of Haliade-X wind turbine

The first manufactured nacelle of the Haliade-X 12-megawatt offshore wind turbine will be tested on a prototype in Rotterdam, Netherlands.


GE Renewable Energy to hire more than 200 employees to LM Wind Power facility

The Cherbourg, France facility is recruiting new team members to scale up its 107-meter-long wind turbine blades for commercial production.


LM Wind Power manufactures longest wind turbine blade

The 107-meter-long blade has been designed for GE’s Haliade-X 12-megawatt offshore wind turbine.


GE installs its largest onshore wind turbine prototype

The company’s Cypress 5.3-megawatt prototype, installed in Wieringermeer, Netherlands, features a two-piece blade design and is said to enable larger rotors and versatility in locations.


GE to test Haliade-X 12-MW wind turbine prototype

The Haliade-X 12 MW prototype will be installed in Rotterdam, The Netherlands where data will be collected with the aim of obtaining Type Certification.

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LM Wind Power opens new development facility for wind turbine blade technology

The new Technology Center Americas facility will develop and test new techniques for designing and building wind turbine blades.


LM Wind Power to supply wind turbine blades for Goldwind 3-4 MW onshore platform

The agreement covers three variants and includes 66.9- and 69.0-m blade lengths.


GE launches onshore wind turbine with two-piece carbon fiber blades

The Cypress wind turbine platform features a revolutionary two-piece carbon blade design, enabling blades to be manufactured at even longer lengths.


LM Wind Power installs 66.6 m blades on 4MW offshore wind turbine in China

The installation is the first in a two-year agreement with Shanghai Electric Wind Power for LM 66.6 blade sets.


GE Renewable Energy to acquire Netherlands-based WMC wind turbine test facility

The facility will provide rotor hub testing for new GE turbines as well as blade and other testing, digital tools, research and services to the wider wind industry.


Winds of change?

Recently there have been a few rumblings about offshore wind farms in the United States with potential project developments on both East and West coasts.


SAMPE Europe's Summit 18 Conference

Well-produced and well-attended, this one-day conference slated the Monday before JEC World 2018 addressed topics as diverse as the place of artificial intelligence in the industrial factory and advances in architectural roof design.

Carbon Fibers

Wind blade spar caps: Pultruded to perfection?

Introduced to the market about five years ago, pultruded, carbon fiber-reinforced spar caps, incorporated as the reinforcing member of wind turbine rotor blades, are a byproduct of the evolution and increasing technological sophistication of the global wind energy industry.


Service & repair: Optimizing wind power’s grid impact

As wind farms surge into the electrical mainstream, a fast-growing industry works to maximize the service lives of the composite blades that harvest the power of the wind.


SAMPE Summit 18 Paris: An information-packed, one-day conference

SAMPE Europe staged a successful and well-attended gathering, dubbed Summit 18, at the Pullman Hotel Paris Tour Eiffel on March 5.


GE to develop largest, most powerful wind turbine

The Haliade-X will feature a 12 MW direct drive generator and 107m-long blades.

Advancing technology in a multinational world

What collaborative scenarios can we create that leverage assets in multiple countries and get to solutions faster?

Glass Fibers

Carbon/glass spar cap enables world’s longest wind blade

LM Wind Power goes long with a resin-infused hybrid carbon composite strategy.   


Airtech receives supplier award

Airtech Advanced Materials Group was awarded “Best Growth Partner 2017” by LM Wind Power at the LM Wind Power Supplier Conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands.


LM Wind Power 73.5-meter blade arrives at Castellón Port

This is the largest wind turbine blade ever made and transported in Spain.


Report on the Windpower 2017 Conference & Expo

Topics include industry outlook as well as a focus on advancing blade technology to meet self-sustaining goals for wind power.