Revolutionizing
performance
in the sea

Offshore blades

The future of offshore wind energy.

For wind, the offshore environment is the most challenging. Reliability, performance and longevity are essential for offshore wind to make economic sense.

Blade Dynamics has specifically developed technology for use offshore. The largest and highest performance blades ever constructed are currently under development at the company.

Offshore oversizing.

Lightweight offshore blades longer than 100m can be made that will perform reliably for 20 years. This can enable next-generation offshore turbines with much larger rotors to deliver energy at a lower cost. The cost reduction potential comes both from increasing the effectiveness of the rotor and from the greatly increased size of turbine that can be installed on each foundation. The company is presently working on high performance 6MW offshore blades and also on blades for much larger turbines.

This is the future of offshore wind energy.

"The largest and highest performance offshore
blades ever are currently in development"
"The largest and highest
performance offshore
blades ever are currently
in development"
Pepe Carnevale, CEO

Blade protection

High speed erosion protection.

Traditional coating technology cannot protect offshore blades for long service intervals without a large drop in performance. BladeShield technology is designed to work offshore for long periods of uninterrupted high performance. Initial testing suggests that little or no maintenance will be required on the blade surface during the lifetime of the blade.

Lightning.

Blades feature state of the art, proprietary lightning protection. New technology will be introduced onto the largest offshore blades that further enhances reliability and performance in the harshest and most inaccessible locations.

Lightning solutions demonstrated in the D49 blade are being uprated for maximum offshore protection.

"Initial testing of BladeShield suggests that little or no
maintenance will be required for the lifetime of the blade"
"Initial testing of
BladeShield suggests that
little or no maintenance
will be required for the
lifetime of the blade"
Theo Botha, Head of Sales
USA Contact

For more information on Blade Dynamics products and services, please call or e-mail

+1 504 662 0100

Blade Dynamics LLLP
NASA Michoud Assembly Facility
13800 Old Gentilly road
Bldg 303
New Orleans LA 70129
USA

UK Contact

For more information on Blade Dynamics products and services, please call or e-mail

+44 (0) 2380 018 340

Blade Dynamics Ltd
Gamma House, Enterprise Road
University of Southampton Science Park,
Chilworth, Southampton
Hampshire, SO16 7NS
United Kingdom

"Initial testing of BladeShield suggests that little or no
maintenance will be required for the lifetime of the blade"
Theo Botha, Head of Sales