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Typhoon Maemi downs wind turbines - Japan

Typhoon Maemi struck Miyakojima Island on September 11, 2003 with an average wind speed of 38.4m/s and a maximum gust of 74.1m/s, recorded at Miyakojima meteorological station. All six wind turbines operated by Okinawa Electric Power Company were extensively damaged. Two Micon M750/400kW turbines collapsed by the buckling of the towers and one Enercon E40/500kW turbine turned over due to the destruction of the foundation. The other three experienced broken blades and damaged nacelle covers.


Source: http://www.eqecat.com/pdfs/...

SEP 11 2003
http://www.windaction.org/posts/43219-typhoon-maemi-downs-wind-turbines-japan
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