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Lunderskov, Denmark

LM Wind Power is the largest manufacturer of wind turbine blades in the world. LM Wind Power has manufactured more than 160,000 blades since 1978.On 11 June 2010, LM Wind Power took part in setting an aviation record. They commissioned the An-225 to carry the world's longest piece of air cargo, as it flew two new 42-meter wind turbine blades from their factory in Tianjin, China to their test facility in Lunderskov, Denmark. Wikipedia.


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: ENERGY.2012.2.3.2 | Award Amount: 11.48M | Year: 2013

The objective of the WINDTRUST project is to demonstrate the technical and economic feasibility of innovative and more reliable solutions for multi MW wind turbines in order to improve the competitiveness of wind energy technologies. The selected components of the wind turbine are the rotor (specifically the blade), power electronics (specifically the converter) and Control and communication system (specifically the controller system). The project will demonstrate the reliability of the proposed solution on an onshore 2MW prototype turbine and will also extrapolate conclusion to larger wind turbine and off-shore locations. To reach such objectives, the project will join a 9 partnership European consortium, led by key industrial stakeholders of the wind turbine industry, GAMESA, LM and SEMIKRON, in cooperation with a group of R&D centres and SMEs with complementary skills and expertise to support design, testing and dissemination activities. The project partners are strongly committed to work together and to include all the necessary resources to deal with the scheduled project work plan.


Manufacturing line for manufacturing wind turbine blades having a composite shell structure comprising a matrix material and a fibre reinforcement material by use of a resin transfer moulding process is used to assemble wind turbine blades formed in a number of moulds, including at least a first mould part having a first mould cavity. A gantry moves along the manufacturing line, in which the manufacture includes a) arranging fibre reinforcement material in the first mould cavity of a first mould using the gantry means, b) moving the gantry means along the manufacturing line to a second mould, c) supplying curable matrix material into the first mould cavity of the first mould, while substantially simultaneously arranging fibre reinforcement material in the first mould cavity of a second mould using the gantry means. The manufacturing line comprises a plurality of moulds for forming wind turbine blades.


Patent
LM Wind Power | Date: 2014-06-20

A transportation and storage system for a wind turbine rotor blade comprises a tip end frame assembly comprising a tip end receptacle and a tip end frame. The tip end receptacle comprises an upwardly open tip end-receiving space for receiving a portion of the tip end of the blade and having a supporting surface for supporting the blade, a lower surface allowing the tip end receptacle to rest upright on a substantially horizontal surface, such as the ground, and releasable retaining means for releasably retaining the tip end of the blade in the receiving space of the tip end receptacle. The tip end frame comprises an upwardly open receptacle-receiving space for receiving the receptacle and provided with positioning means for positioning the receptacle in the tip end frame. A base part defines a bottom surface allowing the tip end frame to rest upright on the ground.


Patent
LM Wind Power | Date: 2014-03-07

Producing a composite structure comprising fibre reinforced material impregnated with liquid resin by means of vacuum assisted resin transfer moulding, by method of: providing a forming structure comprising a rigid mould part and a second mould part; placing the fibre material in the rigid mould part; sealing the second mould part against the rigid mould part, forming a mould cavity; connecting a source of uncured fluid resin to at least one resin inlet communicating with the mould cavity; connecting at least one vacuum outlet communicating with the mould cavity; evacuating the interior of the forming structure through at least one vacuum outlet, measuring at least one vacuum outlet airflow level; supplying uncured resin from the source of uncured resin to the mould cavity through at least one resin inlet so as to fill the mould cavity with resin; and curing the resin in order to form the composite structure.


Patent
LM Wind Power | Date: 2012-02-02

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