As the market for renewable energy continues to grow, so do the scope and scale of wind power generation. Of course, bigger and more efficient windfarms require larger structures. In fact, today’s wind turbine installations weigh thousands of tonnes each.
One recent mega-project is Yunlin, a 640-megawatt windfarm off the west coast of Taiwan – but one of the key infrastructural elements of the project actually took shape more than 9,000 km away in Germany…
Realizing the energy transition
The key challenge is handling so much weight safely. It’s the highest priority because we have very fast loading processes and therefore need to make sure our operations are absolutely safe.
Dr Hubo, Managing Director, Steelwind Nordenham
Putting safety first – always
Dyneema®: The vital link
Dyneema® SK78 fiber is the best choice because of its durability and reliability. The expected service life of a sling depends on how a lifting application is designed and used, but, based on our research in collaboration with Dyneema®, we calculate that we can achieve at least 3,500 lifts. For this kind of demanding lifting operation, I wouldn’t recommend using anything other than Dyneema® SK78.
Patrick van der Veen, Operations Manager, Lift-Tex Industrie B.V.
Best in class
The combination of reliability and a long service life means lifting slings made with Dyneema® are highly valuable assets, not just consumables.
Judith Bosch, Application Manager, Dyneema®
Enabling a new era in wind power
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