Massive wind turbine blade arrives in Massachusetts for testing


Aram Boghosian for GE Renewable Energy

A huge wind turbine blade measuring 107-meters long has been transported to a facility in Massachusetts for testing.

The blade is designed to be used on GE Renewable Energy’s Haliade-X 12MW offshore wind turbine.

In a statement earlier this week, GE Renewable Energy said the blade would be subjected to a “series of fatigue tests” at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center’s Wind Technology Testing Center. The blade was transported to the testing facility via ship.

The firm is aiming to commercialize the Haliade-X 12MW by 2021. With a capacity of 12 megawatts and a height of 260 meters, the scale of the turbine is considerable. The company has repeatedly…


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