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Siemens Gamesa to Provide 132 RecyclableBlades for RWE’s Sofia Wind Project

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Siemens Gamesa has achieved a significant milestone with its RecyclableBlade technology, which has been chosen by RWE to be used in 44 SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbines for the Sofia offshore wind power project situated on the east coast of the UK.

In 2022, RWE became the first large-scale offshore developer to utilize Siemens Gamesa’s fully RecyclableBlade, with several blades being used in the Kaskasi offshore wind power project located in the German North Sea, 35 km north of the island of Heligoland. The SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbines on this project used 81-meter-long RecyclableBlades.

The Sofia offshore wind power project, on the other hand, will utilize RecyclableBlades that are 108 meters in length, representing the first time this variant will be deployed. 

“Our industry-leading RecyclableBlade technology is now delivering even greater circularity of resources. When we began working with RWE on the Kaskasi project, we knew that we had taken the first major steps toward delivering a decisive change to the wind sector. Having the opportunity to produce and install 132 RecyclableBlades for the Sofia project is a remarkable achievement. It fully demonstrates the joint focus between our companies to develop and deliver even greater levels of sustainability for renewable power generation globally,” said Marc Becker, CEO of Siemens Gamesa’s offshore business.

Siemens Gamesa’s RecyclableBlade technology enables the complete recovery of the blade’s components at the end of its lifespan, including resin, fiberglass, wood, and others, through a gentle acid solution that separates them.

These blades will be manufactured at Siemens Gamesa’s Hull factory, which also produced the initial RecyclableBlades for the Kaskasi offshore wind power project. 

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