World’s longest wind turbine blades completed

28-06-2013

 
Press release

World’s longest wind turbine blades to be transported to offshore test site in Scotland
 
SSP Technology of Kirkeby, Denmark has completed three prototype wind turbine blades for Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI). The 83,5 meters blades will leave SSP Technology’s factory on July 16-18 2013 to be transported to Scotland for installation on a 7 MW test offshore turbine……
 
 
The world’s longest wind turbine blade by SSP Technology A/S
 
 
Transport of blades
The blades will be transported on heavy load trucks from SSP Technology’s production site in Kirkeby located in the southern part of the island of Funen, Denmark. In the port of Esbjerg on the Danish west coast, the blades will be loaded onto special vessels for the sea transport to the installation site of the Scottish coast.
 
 
Turbine and blade details
Each of the impressive blades weighs more than 30 tons. The root diameter of the blade is only 4,2 meters, ideal to facilitate smooth road transportation. 
The 7 MW wind turbine equipped with the 3 SSP Technology blades can in just 30 min. produce energy equivalent to the annual energy consumption of an average family. The turbine has a rotor diameter of 171.2 m.
 

Close cooperation between SSP Technology and SHI
SHI engineers joined SSP Technology’s design office for multiple months in the initial design phase. SHI staff also closely followed onsite the manufacturing process at SSP Technology’s factory.
SSP Technology’s engineers and factory managers will in a technology transfer process assist SHI in starting up the serial blade production in Korea using the mould set developed and delivered by SSP Technology.
 
 

Attention to details
Flemming Sørensen, co-founder, CTO and Managing Director of SSP Technology has been involved in the project from beginning to end.
 
“Development and production of the world’s longest blade is not done over night. It is an extremely delicate process that needs constant focus, testing and follow-up. In close cooperation with our customer, we have made sure that nothing has been left to chance. Daily coordination meetings, quality checks and inspections have been a natural part of our work day for the last 24 months,” says Flemming Sørensen.
 
SSP Technology has in partnership and co-operation with SHI executed the 7 MW blade project including blade design, tooling and mould manufacturing, production of test blade and prototype blade set and execution of static and fatigue testing within a very short timespan, which is an evidence of SSP Technology’s ability to meet the “time to market” demands, that are very important within the wind turbine industry.

The above 7 MW blade set is expected to be certified soon.
 
 
Facts about SSP Technology
SSP Technology A/S is an international company based in Denmark.
The company is specialized in larger blades for onshore and offshore wind turbines with optimized aerodynamic features, weight and durability.
SSP Technology was founded in 2001 and has currently 110 employees.
 
  
Turbine Project facts
SSP Technology’s blades will be used in Samsung Heavy Industries / Korea’s first offshore wind energy project. The 84MW installation in the Korea Straits will have 12 turbines, targeted to start in 2015.
 
  
For further information, please contact:
Flemming Sørensen, co-founder, CTO and Managing Director of SSP Technology.
M:  +45 2043 8182
See also: www.ssptech.com and follow SSP Technology at Linkedin.