- Published: 02 November 2017 02 November 2017
On October 20, the first LM 73.5 P wind turbine blade successfully arrived at Castellón Port. Destined for the Merkur offshore wind farm in Germany to power GE's Haliade 150-6MW turbine offshore, the 73.5 meter blade began its journey at LM Wind Power's factory in Castellón, and travelled 45 kilometers (km) by road to reach the port.
Transporting the longest blade ever produced in Spain required more than one year of planning and analysis of road conditions by LM Wind Power and GE, as well as active cooperation with the local police, Regional Government, the Minister of Fomento and the Castellón Port Authorities to prepare the route for this large cargo. In total, 198 LM 73.5 P blades will be shipped to the Merkur site. Merkur windfarm is located approximately 35 km north of the island of Borkum, Germany, in the North Sea, and consist of 66 turbines.