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Since mid-August, Hamburg’s port has hosted a new inland wind turbine, whose rotor blades are nearly 60m long. BASF’s Relest coatings make a crucial contribution to the longevity of the turbine. They ensure high surface quality and protect the glassfibre reinforced plastic rotor blades from enormous stresses brought about by weathering, erosion and UV radiation, for example. The turbine has a 141m high tower, which makes it especially productive.
Prior to assembly in Hamburg, the turbine’s rotor blades were coated in Rostock. In a highly automated process, BASF gelcoat and topcoat were applied to the surfaces. The gelcoat performs the function of a safety coat to make the finish resistant to impacts.