Major wind turbine OEM orders modular blade joint

June 30, 2020
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by Cecilia Gee
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Transportation of wind turbine blades from the production facility to the installation site is highly complex due to their size and often uses a mix of ship, truck, and rail. Startups have developed different modular blade designs to enable easier transport, assembly, and repair, but the commercial viability of these solutions has traditionally been low. Lux previously recommended that clients ignore this class of technology, but the Nabrajoint is a unique design with little competition – this deal could be a monumental marker for modular blade joints if testing proves successful. As blades continue to increase in size, clients should expect the joint to be tested by additional OEMs in 2021.

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