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Over the last months two new wind turbines were erected about three miles from my place. These are the biggest ones on can currently buy with a maximum output above 6 megawatt each. Yesterday the blades for the second one were lifted to the top of the 135 meter high tower. The crane used was a brand new Demag CC9800-1 and the lifted nose section with the three rotor blades weighted 369 metric tons.
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Apr 24th, 2009 at 01:31:26 PM EST
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the turbine is an Enercon E126, the largest turbine in the world (shared with the REpower 6M) with a rotor diameter of 126 meters.  Rated capacity at 6MW.

The tower is a hybrid of concrete and steel, hub height 135m.  The rotor blades are so large they are built in two sections, a first except for some experimental machines (I believe.)

the final lift is the hub section and three blades already fixed, weighing 369 metric tonnes.

There are at least five guys in this picture, and another standing atop the nacelle waiting for the pick to arrive.

Simply amazing.

There are several of these running in Germany since last year or longer.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin

by Crazy Horse on Fri Apr 24th, 2009 at 07:46:27 PM EST
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Hey what happened to the photos?  

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin
by Crazy Horse on Mon Apr 27th, 2009 at 11:38:12 AM EST
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