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World’s Longest Wind Turbine Blades Hit The Road

World’s longest wind turbine blade

Wondering just how big wind turbine blades have become? Well take a look at this. These new wind turbine blades are en route from SSP Technology in Denmark to Scotland, to be installed on a 7 megawatt, test turbine off the Scottish coast.

The 3 prototype blades are 83.5 meters (274 feet) long, and weigh over 30 tonnes each, so it’s no easy task to transport them. The turbines must be carried on a specially fitted truck.

Longest wind turbine blade

The blades are first being transported to the port of Esbjerg on the west coast of Denmark, from South Funen. They will then be loaded onto a special ship to be taken to the offshore installation site.

One of these new turbines is said to be able to produce enough power in just half an hour for the yearly power consumption of an average family – not that you would want one right in your back yard. Great for an offshore windfarm in Scotland, though.

Images: SSP Technology


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  • willieross

    The turbine will hardly be ‘offshore’. It will only be a couple of hundred meters from the shoreline, and from peoples homes. So, it may not be in your back yard, but thanks to Alex Salmond and the ludicrous SNP energy policy, it will be in some ones back yard.
    As for being “able to produce enough power in just half an hour for the yearly power consumption of an average family”. This is all very well, but you forgot to mention that the wind must blow at the correct speed for that half hour, and the developer will get 3 times the cost of conventional power, thanks to the massive subsidies which the consumer must pay.
    When will the people of this country wake up and realise wind energy is nothing more than a very lucrative scam for developers and landowners?

  • http://www.the9billion.com/ John Johnston

    I’d much rather have one of these close to where I live than a polluting coal-fired power plant, or nuclear plant, but offshore wind farms a usually a lot further offshore than “a couple of hundred meters”. Many are kilometers off the coast.

  • john Marciniak

    How much damaged will these Evil Killer monster cause ? how many tons of Man made material will these killers use 3000 to 4000tons each or more. Give me Nuclear and Hydro anytime. I know first hand how evil these Monsters are, they nearly killed me.

  • http://www.the9billion.com/ John Johnston

    Can you elaborate as to how wind turbines nearly killed you? You’ll forgive me for being rather skeptical, unless you fell off one while doing maintenance work?

  • john Marciniak

    There are 1000+ websites from every Country that has Windfarms , they will explain just the pure evil of Windfarms, I ‘ve lived it and luckily survived .