Vestas and Siemens Gamesa want to reinvent the airship

Airships could be the solution for future turbine transports, according to the turbine manufacturers, which are encouraging both competitors and the airship industry to help get a venture off the ground.

British Hybrid Air Vehicles is among the companies which work in blimps. Their Airlander 10 measures 92 meters and is thus the world's largest of its kind. But it recently experienced an accident in November, when it broke free from its tethering and was punctured. | Photo: /ritzau scanpix/Yui Mok

Wind as a source of energy is not a new concept. While both Danes and Dutchmen boast of pioneering wind power, the use of wind dates back as far as 2,000 years ago to Greek mathematician Heron who created the wind-powered organ. Sailors may claim that the origin of sailboats may date even further back.

Today, wind energy has covers diverse areas, and is poised to enter a new one: airships.

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