Alexandria, June 22 -- Vestas Wind Systems has been awarded a patent for methods for mounting or dismounting a wind turbine component of a multirotor wind turbine. This invention was developed by Baun Torben Ladegaard. The patent application number is 16/061,140. The International Patent Classification codes are F03D 13/10 (20160101), F03D 13/20 (20160101) and F03D 1/02 (20060101). Cooperative Patent Classification codes are F03D 13/10 (20160501), F03D 13/20 (20160501), F03D 1/02 (20130101), F05B 2240/916 (20130101), F05B 2230/61 (20130101), Y02E 10/728 (20130101), F05B 2230/60 (20130101), F05B 2240/917 (20130101), F05B 2230/70 (20130101) and Y02P 70/50 (20151101).
The abstract released by U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states, "A method for mounting or dismounting a wind turbine component of an energy generating unit in a multirotor wind turbine is disclosed. The multirotor wind turbine comprises a tower configured to support one or more load carrying structures each arranged for supporting at least two energy generating units arranged at or near its ends and at opposite sides of the tower. The method comprises securing the load carrying structure against up and down tilting movements before positioning or dispositioning the wind turbine component at an end of the load carrying structure thereby reducing the loadings arising from the unbalance caused by the positioning or dispositioning the wind turbine component. The securing may be realized by compression bars, tethering, or the use of a counterweight."