Siemens Gamesa has launched what the company describes as the world’s first wind turbine blade ready for commercial use offshore that can be recycled at the end of its lifecycle – the RecyclableBlade.
The first six 81-metre long RecyclableBlades have already been produced at the Siemens Gamesa blade factory in Aalborg, Denmark.
Siemens Gamesa is working with RWE to install and monitor the world’s first wind turbines with recyclable blades at the Kaskasi offshore wind farm in Germany. Current plans are for the project to be producing energy from 2022 onwards.
Siemens Gamesa is also working with EDF Renewables with the aim to deploy several sets of RecyclableBlade at a future offshore wind farm.