Siemens Gamesa’s RecyclableBlade set for U.K. wind project


Siemens Gamesa’s RecyclableBlade has been selected by RWE for 44 SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbines to be installed at the Sofia offshore wind-power project off the east coast of the U.K.

“Our industry-leading RecyclableBlade technology is now delivering even greater circularity of resources,” said Marc Becker, CEO of Siemens Gamesa’s offshore business.

RecyclableBlade technology will be installed on 44 of Sofia’s 100 SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbines. (Courtesy: Siemens Gamesa)

“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.”

In 2022, RWE became the first commercial, large-scale offshore developer to install Siemens Gamesa’s fully RecyclableBlade, with a number of blades being used in the Kaskasi offshore wind-power project 35 kilometers north of the island of Heligoland in the German North Sea. The Sofia project will use RecyclableBlades measuring 108 meters long, representing the first deployment of that variant.

Siemens Gamesa’s RecyclableBlade technology enables the reclamation of the blade’s components at the end of the product’s lifespan: the resin, fiberglass, and wood, among others, are separated using a mild acid solution.

The blades will be manufactured at Siemens Gamesa’s Hull factory, which built the first RecyclableBlades for the Kaskasi offshore wind power project.

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