Achieving the ambitious EU target of 27% renewable penetration by 2030 requires step-change technological innovations across all sectors of renewables, paving the way for industrialization and scale. Within this context, offshore wind has proven its viability as a mature utility-scale contributor to the EU energy mix, with substantial cost reductions achieved over the past decade, and a similar trajectory as onshore wind towards grid parity. Within an offshore wind turbine system, the rotor set is one of the most influential ways to reduce total cost of energy. The overarching program objective of the consortium is to reduce the overall offshore wind cost of energy by merging the technological leadership of three offshore industry leaders across three participating countries to design, validate and deploy the world’s largest offshore wind turbine blade. Specific technological objectives are design, manufacturing and in-field validation of blade approaching 90m in length with aggressive weight targets

Acronym XL-BLADE (Reference Number: DW197)
Duration 01/01/2016 - 30/06/2019
Project Topic Offshore Wind, Topic 1 - Turbine components
Project Results
(after finalisation)
Not available yet
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Network DemoWind
Call Joint Call 2015

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 ADWEN Offshore, S.L. Coordinator Spain
1 GAMESA Innovation and Technology, S.L. Coordinator Spain
2 LM Wind Power A/S Partner Denmark
2 Romax Technology Limited Partner United Kingdom
3 ORE Catapult Development Services Limited Partner United Kingdom