“I thought you and your wooden blade fans would be interested in this . We’re currently building a short run of 16m blades in wood epoxy in the now disused Vestas workshops in Southampton. We’ve taken an old design which was last built about 10 years ago and redesigned for birch veneer. The blades are for 400Kw Turbowind machines and weigh approx 1 tonne each. The birch veneer is like plywood but with the all grain running in the same direction. It is a fantastically strong material. Each veneer is approx 4mm thick and made up of 3 plys. Its vacuumed into female moulds along with glass and foam sandwich for the trailing edge panel.
I think we are the only big blade builders in the UK now! Crazy!”