Siemens Gamesa and Airborne Collaborate on Automation of Wind Turbine Blades

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has contracted Airborne to engineer and supply an automated system for the manufacturing of composite offshore wind turbine blades.

By working together, both companies bring the best expertise to the table on manufacturing of wind turbine blades, composite processing, and automation to make this project a success. Airborne is a 100% composites-focused digital automation company with more than 25 years of experience in developing composite solutions for high-tech industries such as aerospace, automotive and renewable energy. Siemens Gamesa is a world leading company in supplying wind turbines, with a unique process for manufacturing large offshore blades.

Marcus Kremers, CTO of Airborne: “We are excited to support Siemens Gamesa in this challenging project. The scale of the operation is impressive and the requirements on layup rate are higher than we have ever seen. We are proud to bring our technologies and expertise to the table and jointly develop the right technology”.

Morten Westeraa, robotics expert of Siemens Gamesa: “We are excited to take this next step in our technology development. With the huge potential and demand in the global wind turbine market, it is essential that our production is kept at the highest level of efficiency, throughput, and quality. We are confident that Airborne is a very skilled partner on this journey.