Engineering consultancy STRUCTeam has launched its new wind turbine blade design portfolio featuring a hybrid glass-carbon composite blade design created for offshore wind turbines.
Developed in association with DNV GL, U.K.-based STRUCTeam's portfolio enables wind turbine original equipment manufacturers to use its designs to benefit from turbine performance and operating cost improvements based on proven composites blade solutions and positive business case assessments.
As part of the work completed on the new STL-785-C blade, STRUCTeam also developed a number of other reference designs and business case assessments that deliver materials usage at the correct technology level for its clients.
‘With the addition of the latest designs to our portfolio, the STRUCTeam turbine blade offering now spans power ranges from 2 MW to 6 MW for on and offshore sectors across a range of wind classes,’ says Chris Monk, engineering manager of STRUCTeam. ‘From the current portfolio of designs, our clients can choose a baseline reference blade for assessment against their turbine requirements. The reference design can then be tuned for optimumÂ performance and the optimal business case.’