The first stage of the end-of-life process consists of cutting, de-coating and shredding WTB

The Manufacturing Technology Centre Ltd (MTC) has been tasked with developing a tool that can accurately determine the position and composition of the materials and structures present in a WTB, such that an automated cutting path can be generated to optimize the yield of recyclable materials obtained throughout the recycling process, limit contamination and optimize the cutting process.
As a leader in the recycling of end-of-life (EoL) carbon fiber reinforced plastic waste, Mitsubishi Chemical Group advances the decommissioning strategies of EoL wind turbine blade (WTB) waste within EoLO-HUBs.
Advantis has developed a flexible wind turbine blade (WTB) cutting system based on a mobile, either to be containerized in HQ 40” or mounted on trailer truck, a cutting portal containing automated diamond wire cutting system and blade feeding.
With its core activities in the development of flexible cutting tools and de-coating techniques, Aitiip plays a relevant role in this stage of the end-of-life process of WTBs. Being also the coordinator of the EoLO-HUBS project, Aitiip is now sharing the first insights into their technologies that enable smooth and impactful decommissioning.
Decommissioning wind turbine blades (WTB) effectively is a crucial stage to enable recycling of the materials and thus circularity. TNO is anticipating this future with the specially designed UWiSE Decommission module to help offshore wind farm owners and contractors make intelligent, well-founded and accurate decommissioning decisions, well before the wind turbines or floating solar farms need removing.