Steel Required for Turbines

by American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)
AISI is a member of AWEA
Steel Required for Parts of a Typical Turbine
  

 

 Percent Weight (from 20% Report)

 Tons Total Weight

 Percent Steel (from 20% Report)

Tons of Steel 

 Rotor

 

 

 

 

 -Hub

 6%

 13.74

 100%

 13.74

 -Blades

 7.2%

16.488 

 2%

 0.33

 Nacelle

 

 

 

 

 -gearbox

 10.10%

23.129 

 96%

 22.20

 -generator

 3.40%

 7.789

 65%

 5.06

 Frame

 6.60%

 15.114

 85%

 12.85

 Tower

 66.70%

 152.743

 98%

 149.69

 TOTAL

 100%

 229

 

 203.87 TONS

Steel Required for Parts of a Different Style of Wind Turbine
Example  PPM/Iberdrola Project - Elk River GE 1.5 MW (80m)
  

 

 pounds

 tons

 Tower

 270,000

 135

 Rotor

 73,000

 36.5

 Nacelle (incl frame)

 115,000

 57.5

 TOTAL Weight (tons)

 

 229 TONS

The Powerpoint slides from AWEA presentation to AISI in January 2008.