Safer, Faster and more Cost-efficient Wind Turbine Blade Replacement
Richardson, Texas, USA — The wind energy market demands constant innovation from its supply chain, as Crosby Airpes’s craneless wind turbine rotor blade exchange system proves.
As wind farm operators meet unprecedented demand for new turbines, they must also maintain installed towers, nacelles, and other components. Central to that work is removal and replacement of rotor blades, which can measure 80m (approx. 260 ft.) in length and weigh more than 24t. With wind farms naturally being installed in remote, windy locations, this is a complicated, expensive process that involves large cranes and heavy rigging—until now.
Following last year’s acquisition by The Crosby Group, a global leader in lifting, rigging, and load securement hardware, Airpes has widened…