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Picture Gallery: Vestas V164 blade in testing

  • Vestas has built a test hub at its Isle of Wight research centre for the 80-metre V164 blade.

    Vestas has built a test hub at its Isle of Wight research centre for the 80-metre V164 blade.

  • In designing the blade, Vestas switched from a box-type structural coning spar to a shell design. The blade root diameter is 4.6-metres.

    In designing the blade, Vestas switched from a box-type structural coning spar to a shell design. The blade root diameter is 4.6-metres.

  • Vestas' 18-month research facility was custom-made for the development of the V164 blade.

    Vestas' 18-month research facility was custom-made for the development of the V164 blade.

  • The completed blade will have a 33-tonne mass. The first prototype turbine is set to be built in 2014.

    The completed blade will have a 33-tonne mass. The first prototype turbine is set to be built in 2014.

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