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GE Planning New UK Offshore Wind Blade Plant (Int'l. Report)
GE Renewable Energy, LM Wind Power
Date: 2021-03-17
In the UK, GE Renewable Energy is reporting it LM Wind Power unit plans to open and operate a new manufacturing plant in Teeside for the production of offshore wind turbine blades. Financing and construction details are reportedly in advanced stages of negotiation and the plant is expected to open and start production in 2023 .

LM Wind Power plans to set up and operate this plant which will be dedicated to the production of its 107-meter- long offshore wind turbine blades, a key component of GE's Haliade-X, the most powerful offshore wind turbine in operation today. (Source GE Renewable Energy, PR, Utilities, 14 Mar., 2021)Contact: GE Renewable Energy, www.ge.com/renewableenergy.com; LM Wind Power, www.lmwindpower.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News LM Wind Power,  GE Renewable Energy,  Wind Balde,  Wind,  


GE Scores $6.7Mn for 3D Printed Wind Blades (Ind. Report)
General Electric, LM Wind
Date: 2021-02-05
General Electric is reportings its GE Research, GE Renewable Energy, and LM Wind Power units were recently selected by the US DOE to research the design and manufacture of 3-D printed wind turbine blades.

The GE units will partner with the Oakridge National Lab (ORNL) and the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) on the 25-month, $6.7 million project to develop and demonstrate an integrated additive manufacturing process for novel high-performance blade designs for large rotors.

The project will deliver a full-size blade tip ready to be structurally tested, as well as three blade tips that will be installed on a wind turbine. (Source: General Electric, PR, OE, 5 Feb., 2021) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, www.ge.com/renewableenergy.com; LM Wind Power, www.lmwindpower.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News LM Wind,  Wind Blade,  GE Renewable Energy,  


Recycling Wind Turbine Blades Project Underway (Ind. Report)
Wind Blade,Engie,LM Wind
Date: 2020-10-05
A consortium of wind energy players including LM Wind Power and Engie, has announced the Zero wastE Blade Research (ZEBRA) project with plans to design and construct the first 100 pct recyclable wind turbine and blades. Driven by French research center IRT Jules Verne, the project aims to demonstrate on a full scale the technical, economic, and environmental relevance of thermoplastic wind turbine blades, with an eco-design approach to facilitate recycling. The 42-month project has budget of $21.8 million.

LM Wind Power will desig , process, and manufacture two prototype recyclable wind turbine blades using Arkema's Elium resin to test and validate the composite material's feasibility for industrial production. In parallel, the ZEBRA project partners will focus on developing and optimizing the manufacturing process by using automation to reduce energy consumption and waste from production.

The team will then explore methods to recycle the materials used in the prototype blades into new products. (Source: LM Wind, Inceptive Mind, Oct., 2020)Contact: LM Wind Power, www.lmwindpower.com; ENGIE, www.engie-fabricom.com/en

More Low-Carbon Energy News LM Wind,  Engie,  Wind Turbine Blade,  


GE Renewable Energy Commissions Turkish Wind Farms (Int'l Report)
GE Renewable Energy,LM Wind Power
Date: 2020-09-04
GE Renewable Energy is reporting the installation and commissioning of the 53 MW Kirazli and 32 MW Meryem wind farms in Turkey.

The two wind farms are part of a larger 2019 order with Turkerler and RT Enerji to supply five onshore wind farms incorporating 49 of GE's 3 MW onshore wind turbines totaling 158 MW -- sufficient power for 183,000 homes.

GE produced the turbine blades at its LM Wind Power's wind turbines blades manufacturing site in Bergama, Izmir, Turkey. (Source: GE Renewables, STL News, 3 Sept., 2020) Contact: LM Wind Power, www.lmwindpower.com; GE Renewable Energy, www.ge.com/renewableenergy/contact-us, www.ge.com/renewableenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News GE Renewable Energy,  Wind,  Turkey Wind,  LM Wind Power,  


GE Supplying Turbines for Fina Enerji Turkish Wind Farms (Ind. Report)
General Electric,Fina Enerji
Date: 2020-05-20
GE Renewable Energy reports it will supply Fina Enerji with 52 of its 3 MW platform onshore wind turbines totaling 193 MW -- sufficient to power roughly 195,000 Turkish homes -- for four wind farms in Turkey. The 156 blades will be manufactured at GE’s LM Wind Power factory in Bergama, Izmir, Turkey. The sale includes a 15-years service agreement.

To date, GE has an installed base of 1.2 GW of wind energy in Turkey and has built 500 wind turbines in the country, including the 350 MW of onshore wind energy projects that Fina Enerji and GE Renewable Energy have built together. (Source: GE, PR reve, 18 May, 2020) Contact: Fina Enerji, www.finaenerji.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News GE Renewable Energy news,  Wind Turbine news,  


COVID-19 Causes N.D. Wind Blade Plant Shutdown (Ind. Report)
General Electric,LM Wind Power
Date: 2020-04-20
GE Renewable Energy is reporting the temporary shutdown of its LM Wind Power turbine blade manufacturing facility in Grand Forks, North Dakota after 110 individuals associated with the facility tested positive for the rampaging COVID-19 virus.

The GE factory, which makes rotor blades for wind turbines, will be closed for at least two weeks, and the governor has issued a stay-at-home order for all 900 workers regardless of their test results. The workers will be paid during the shutdown during which the plant will be disinfected, according to a release. (Source: RE Renewable Energy, 17 April, 2020) Contact: LM Wind Power, www.lmwindpower.com; GE Renewable Energy, www.ge-energy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News General Electric,  Wind,  GE Renewable Energy,  LM Wind Power,  


LM Wind Power's Little Rock Blade Plant Getting Axed (Ind. Report)
LM Wind Power,GE Renewable Energy
Date: 2020-04-15
GE Renewable Energy, parent company to LM Wind Power -- fka LM Glasfiber -- has announced LM Wind's blade manufacturing plant is Little Rock, Arkansas will cease production by the end of the month and be closed before the year end due to a decreasing demand for wind blades.

The $150 million plant was opened in October 2008 and acquired by GE Renewables in April 2017. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, TB&P, 14 April, 2020) Contact: LM Wind Power, www.lmwindpower.com; GE Renewable Energy, www.ge.com/renewableenergy/contact-us, www.ge.com/renewableenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News LM Wind Power,  GE Renewable Energy,  


GE Supplying Cypress Turbines for Finnish Onshore Project (Ind Report)
GE Renewable Energy ,OX2
Date: 2020-02-03
GE Renewable Energy reports it has been selected by Hamburg, Germany-based OX2 as the supplier for the 132 MW Metsalamminkangas wind farm in Finland, which will use 24 GE Cypress onshore wind turbines representing GE's first Cypress-equipped wind farm in Finland.

The deal, which includes a multi-year service contract, takes full advantage of the Cypress Platform's two-piece blade design provided by LM Wind Power, a GE Renewable Energy business. The turbines, which will be equipped with GE's Ice Mitigation System, are expected to be installed in Q2 2021 for commissioning and operation by the end of 2021. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, PR, 31 Jan., 2020) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, www.ge.com/renewableenergy/contact-us, www.ge.com/renewableenergy; OX2, +49 40 309987900, www.OX2.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News GE Renewable Energy ,  Wind,  OX2,  


Enerfin's 50-MW Valencia Wind Farm Construction Underway (Int'l)
GE Renewable Energy,Enerfin
Date: 2019-06-26
In Madrid, Elecnor's wind energy unit Enerfin reports construction is underway on its 50 MW Cofrentes Wind Farm in Valencia.

The wind farm will incorporate 13, GE 3.8-137 onshore wind turbines manufactured at GE's Renewable Energy site in Salzbergen, Germany while the turbine blades will be from GE's LM Wind Power in Spain. GE Renewable Energy will also provide a 25-year Full Service Agreement to be administered from its site in Noblejas and the new Remote Operations Center (ROC) in Barcelona. The project is slated for commissioning in 2020. (Source: Enerfin, reve, 24 June, 2019) Contact: Enerfin, +34 91 417 0980, www.enerfiin.es

More Low-Carbon Energy News GE Renewable Energy,  Wind,  Enerfin,  


GE's LM Wind Power Claims World's Largest Wind Blade (Ind. Report)
LM Wind Power
Date: 2019-04-24
The set to be used for GE's upcoming 12MW offshore wind turbine LM Wind Power, the turbine maker owned by global engineering giant GE, is reporting production of a 107-metre wind turbine blade at its Cherbourg, France, plant.

The blade is the largest ever made for a wind turbine, and will be used in the next generation of massive GE Haliade-X 12 MW offshore wind turbines, according to a release. (Source: GE, LM Wind Power, Business Green, 23 April, 2019) Contact: LM Wind Power, Duncan Berry, CEO, Lukasz Cejrowski, LM 107.0 Project Director, +45 79 84 00 00, www.lmwindpower.com; GE Renewable Energy, Pete McCabe, www.ge-energy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News LM Wind Power,  Wind Turbie,  Wind Blade,  


Windpower Alliance Investigating Wind Blade Erosion (Ind. Report)
Wind Blade
Date: 2019-03-06
An alliance of ten of the world's largest wund industry player -- DNV GL, Vestas, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, LM Wind Power, Orsted, Senvion, Mankeweicz, Akzonobel, Aerox-CEU, Polytech, Hempel and PPG -- are reporting their collaboration to form Comprehensive Methodology for Blade Rain Erosion Analysis on protecting turbine blades from weather damage. The project will investigate the damage caused to leading edge wind turbine blades from the high-speed impacts of raindrops, identify and develop protection systems and recommended practices for designing a protection system against rain erosion which will be published by July 2020.

The initiative aims to identify and define relevant material properties for a protection system; Develop a methodology to handle and derive design loads from rain data; and develop both a model to conduct raindrop impact analysis and a design methodology for leading edge protection systems. (Source: DNV GL, PEI, 5 Mar., 2019)Contact: DNV GL, Liv Hovem, CEO, +47 6757 9900, www.dnvgl.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  DNV GL ,  Wind Blade,  


Shanghai Electric Wind Power Installs First LM Wind Blades (Int'l)
LM Wind
Date: 2018-09-19
LM Wind Power reports two sets of its wind blades have been installed on Shanghai Electric Wind Power 4.0MW-136 turbines at the first phase of the Shanghai Lingang offshore project in China.

LM Wind Power . provided onsite support and service for the installation as part of a two-year agreement to deliver the blades during 2018 and 2019. (Source: LM Wind, Various Media, 18 Sept., 2018) Contact: LM Wind Power, Duncan Berry, CEO, +45 79 84 00 00, www.lmwindpower.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News LM Wind,  Wind Turbine Blade,  


GE, LM Wind Power Aquiring WMC Blade Test Facility (M&A, Int'l)
GE Renewable Energy,LM Wind Power
Date: 2018-07-25
In the Netherlands, GE Renewable Energy and LM Wind Power are reporting plans to acquire and build on the WMC wind turbine blade test facility in Wieringerwerf.

The facility will provide rotor hub testing for new GE turbines while continuing to offer blade and other testing, digital tools, research and similar services.

The acquisition is slated to close within weeks, subject to certain conditions. LM Wind Power was acquired by GE in April 2017. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, PR, Renewable Energy, 23 July, 2018) Contact: LM Wind Power, Duncan Berry, CEO, +45 79 84 00 00, www.lmwindpower.com; WMC, https://wmc.eu; GE Renewable Energy, Pete McCabe, www.ge-energy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News GE Renewable Energy,  LM Wind Power,  Wind.Wind Blage,  

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