EURECUM recycles rotor blades
Material Handler Cat MH3024 with a KEMROC KDS 50
In the years ahead, thousands of German wind turbines will need to be dismantled and many will be replaced with newer, better wind turbines. Recycling specialists EURECUM have developed a well proven process for pre- and post-shredding of rotor blades. The residual material can be reused at a high recycling level or it can be used as a fuel.
Thousands of wind turbines across Germany are close to reaching the end of their contractually stipulated service life. According to the Bundesverband Windenergie e.V. (Federal Association for Wind Energy), those affected by 1st January 2021 produced a total of 3,800 to 4,000 megawatts and by the end of 2025 the total power output will add up to around 16,000 megawatts. Turbines that cannot operate economically must be dismantled. Some first-generation wind turbines get an extended life by working in other countries. Technically obsolete turbines must be disposed of and this includes secondgeneration turbines that are so technically complex that rebuilding them is not a feasible option …