A prototype rotor blade of Enercon's E-175 EP5 wind turbine has arrived at the test stand in Aurich. There, the 86-meter-long component is now being prepared for an extensive test series by Enercon's Research and Development department.
The rotor blade was produced at the Enercon blade factory in Viana do Castelo, Portugal. It was then loaded onto the cargo ship ‘Peak Bergen’ and transported by sea to the deep-sea port in Wilhelmshaven. From there, it was transported by road to the test stand at the company headquarters in Aurich.
The departments of Research & Development and Equipment Design and Logistics already used the first E-175 EP5 blade transport for a series of measurements to validate the transport concept. The test blade was equipped with various measurement technologies before transportation. Among other things, sensors determined the loads acting on the component during transportation. The measurement data should provide information on whether the new transport frames, blade clamps, and trailing systems developed for the E-175 EP5 blade meet their requirements.