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Picture Gallery - World's largest blade begins journey to Scotland

DENMARK: Blade manufacturer SSP has begun to transport its three 83.5-metre prototype blades for testing in Scotland.

  • The blade will be delivered to the Fife, Scotland for testing on the 7MW Samsung offshore turbine.

    The blade will be delivered to the Fife, Scotland for testing on the 7MW Samsung offshore turbine.

  • The three blades face a 170km journey across Denmark to the port of Esbjerg.

    The three blades face a 170km journey across Denmark to the port of Esbjerg.

  • The root end of the blade can hold a double-decker bus.

    The root end of the blade can hold a double-decker bus.

  • At 83.5-metres long, the blade is the largest in the world.

    At 83.5-metres long, the blade is the largest in the world.

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The blades, which are for the Samsung's S7.0 171 7MW offshore turbine, are the biggest to have ever been produced.

SSP transported the first blade from its factory in Kirkeby, near Odense, south-west Denmark to the port of Esbjerg of the west coast of the country.

The evening trip required permission from the traffic authorities to full possession of the freeway. In all the 170 kilometre journey took five hours. The remaining two blades will be delivered tonight and tomorrow.

The prototype of the Samsung S7.0-171 turbine will be tested later this year at the Fife Energy Park in Scotland. The unit is scheduled for commercial release in 2015.

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