Windturbine blades 17 metres long ripped off in high winds.383122013-05-08T02:25:36Z2013-05-08T02:25:36ZWalkers had a narrow escape as blades on a wind turbine ripped off in high winds across common moor land. Walkers and local residents were stunned at what could have been a nasty accident and fear for further blade breakages.Wind turbine collapses after bring battered by 70mph gales at farm.380912013-04-18T15:03:52Z2013-04-18T15:03:52ZA 90ft turbine in Aberdeenshire has fallen after being battered by 70mph gales.
"It's worrying because there are so many turbines in this area. If someone had been walking by when this came down it could have been very serious."Company says wind turbine collapsed in North Devon because of "way it was fixed".375062013-02-25T04:31:36Z2013-02-25T04:31:36Z"While there was no malfunction or abnormality with the turbine or tower, there was a problem with the structural grout and the manner in which the tower was fixed to the foundation that affected the durability of the anchor rods resulting in the tower collapse."Wind turbines 'safe' despite collapses, says industry.374232013-02-18T13:16:25Z2013-02-18T13:16:25ZThe manufacturer of a wind turbine which collapsed in north Cornwall has written to other owners over concerns about the turbine towers' construction.
Scottish firm Gaia-Wind has identified a potential problem ...It has written to the owners of 15 of the same turbines to help "in checking their foundation fixing systems for reassurance".Collapsed Bradworthy turbine 'not faulty' - manufacturer.373112013-02-08T16:00:53Z2013-02-08T16:00:53ZThe Canadian manufacturer of a large wind turbine which toppled during gales has denied the device was faulty, following an internal investigation.
But the collapse in Devon last week has prompted a fresh probe by the firm into the safety of 20 identical models, including some at sites in the Westcountry. Wind blade wrecked by lightning strike.372942013-02-06T01:09:45Z2013-02-06T01:09:45ZLocal resident Sheila Lawes said people in the area are concerned about the dangers if a turbine gets damaged. Another turbine was about to be erected at nearby Piper's Pool and a fresh investigation has now been launched after a second tower was said to have been toppled during high winds in North Cornwall.Fallen wind turbine: Riddle over the missing bolts.372442013-02-02T23:59:14Z2013-02-02T23:59:14ZManufacturer Dulas said it did not suspect sabotage but a full investigation is underway.
Bradworthy Parish Council chairman Margaret Coles said: "We know the bolts are gone but don't know what caused it." ..."I don't know how someone would sabotage them because the bolts were under the concrete.Inquiry after second wind turbine topples in Westcountry.372252013-02-01T13:01:11Z2013-02-01T13:01:11ZSafety concerns have been raised over wind turbines and a fresh investigation has now been launched after a second tower was said to have been toppled during high winds in Cornwall. ...In the House of Commons yesterday, Energy Secretary Ed Davey warned wind farm operators to make sure their equipment is safe.Wind turbine collapses in high wind.372102013-01-30T18:36:57Z2013-01-30T18:36:57ZMargaret Coles, Chairwoman of Bradworthy District Council, said hail storms and strong winds have hit the area and the turbine, installed just three years ago, simply could not withstand the wind.
"The bolts on the base could not withstand the wind and as we are a very windy part of the country they [the energy company] have egg on their face," she said. "There are concerns about safety."
Blades snap off Brusselton wind turbine.371822013-01-29T18:11:43Z2013-01-29T18:11:43ZBlades from an 18m high wind turbine have snapped off after a night of heavy rain and winds.
The turbine in a field near Bishop Auckland was built last year after planning permission was granted in November, 2011.Wind turbine falls over on Bradworthy farm .371812013-01-29T18:10:02Z2013-01-29T18:10:02ZThe turbine at East Ash Farm is currently lying flat on the ground after falling over in the early hours of Sunday morning, prompting local speculation it was caused by Saturday nightâ€™s high winds.Wobbly wind turbines off the Whitstable coast need repairing.357982012-08-16T17:13:09Z2012-08-16T17:13:09ZWobbly wind turbines will be shored up next month in a project bosses described as "an interesting engineering challenge".
Engineers discovered earlier this year that grout connections on the foundations of turbines at the Kentish Flats wind farm, off the coast of Whitstable and Herne Bay, had shifted slightly, meaning a piece of the turbine had also moved.
Fullabrook Down wind farm stopped by fault .351702012-06-07T02:08:27Z2012-06-07T02:08:27ZOne of England's largest onshore wind farms is out of action because of a faulty part.
Owner Electricity Supply Board (ESB) said the 22 turbines at Fullabrook Down near Ilfracombe, Devon could be off for weeks.
Kirklees Council suspends turbine planning applications after blades fly off windmills.342432012-01-31T11:23:17Z2012-01-31T11:23:17ZKirklees Council yesterday suspended planning applications for a type of windmill manufactured by Brighouse firm Evoco Energy.
The move came after high winds ripped blades from the company's turbines in Hepworth and Upper Cumberworth earlier this month.
Cable fault hits Vattenfall's 300MW Thanet wind farm.341962012-01-26T13:59:23Z2012-01-26T13:59:23Z"Weather-dependent" work is underway to replace a section of the cable ...With the weather being with us we would hope to complete it in February, but there is no guarantee with offshore work."
The export cable was installed by now-bankrupt cable-laying company Subocean.