Periodic Reporting for period 2 - TRIBLADE (Demonstration of a disruptive rotor blade concept for large wind turbines)
Reporting period: 2018-10-01 to 2020-05-31
Winfoor together with Marstrom Composite has a solution. It is called Triblade and it is a disruptive technology for large scale wind turbine rotor blades. The unique technology is a 3-in-1-blade that lowers the costs for rotor blades dramatically. It makes shipping easy and efficient. Blades become lighter, they can be made in modules and the production process can be automated to a level that is not possible to reach with conventional blades. Looking ahead, Triblade can also spearhead the development of next generation larger and more powerful wind turbines, by allowing for longer blades than today.
It is a game changing technology that will
• lower the CoE and thereby making it more attractive as an energy source
• accelerate the transition to greater use of wind power worldwide.
Therefore, leveraging on the opportunity provided by the SME Instrument, Winfoor together with Marstrom Composite, aims to introduce Triblade to the wind energy market.
The accomplishment of the project objectives will represent a significant business opportunity for Winfoor and Marstrom Composite, with expected accumulated sales revenue of €84.8M and profits of €39.8M and create at least 73 new direct jobs, 6 years after the commercialization.