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Investigation into shattered turbine blade

In the district of Uelzen, the blade of a wind turbine broke off during a storm and fell to the ground. An investgation is called for to determine the cause of the incident.

Wriedel, GERMANY -A broken turbine blade crashed to the ground in the town of Wriedel.

Flowing a blade fracture on a wind turbine in a wind farm in the community Wriedel (Uelzen district), an expert will be reviewing the damage and detemine why the more than 30 meters long wing broke off. So far, a technical defect and a material defect come into consideration. To what extent the weather has played a role, the review must show. There were very turbulent wind conditions prevails, a spokesman for the operator Energiekontor.

In the district of Uelzen, the wing of a wind turbine broke off during a storm and fell to the ground. An appraiser should find out the cause of the incident.

Passersby reported the incident

The wind turbine bladewas broken on Saturday in stormy weather. No one was injured, the police said. The 100 meter high wind turbine belongs to a wind farm with ten other turbines. Passersby noticed the broken blade on Saturday and alerted the police and the fire department.

Up to 150,000 euros damage to the wind turbine

The wind farm operator, Energiekontor, estimates the damage to the plant at 100,000 to 150,000.... more [truncated due to possible copyright]  

Wriedel, GERMANY - A broken turbine blade crashed to the ground in the town of Wriedel.

Flowing a blade fracture on a wind turbine in a wind farm in the community Wriedel (Uelzen district), an expert will be reviewing the damage and detemine why the more than 30 meters long wing broke off. So far, a technical defect and a material defect come into consideration. To what extent the weather has played a role, the review must show. There were very turbulent wind conditions prevails, a spokesman for the operator Energiekontor.

In the district of Uelzen, the wing of a wind turbine broke off during a storm and fell to the ground. An appraiser should find out the cause of the incident.

Passersby reported the incident

The wind turbine blade was broken on Saturday in stormy weather. No one was injured, the police said. The 100 meter high wind turbine belongs to a wind farm with ten other turbines. Passersby noticed the broken blade on Saturday and alerted the police and the fire department.

Up to 150,000 euros damage to the wind turbine

The wind farm operator, Energiekontor, estimates the damage to the plant at € 100,000 to € 150,000. At a plant in Brandenburg, there was a similar incident last year, said Carsten Schwarz, Head of Operations at Energiekontor. In Brandenburg, a lightning strike was suspected as the cause. The turbine was shut down properly on Saturday under high wind speeds and started again. The blade snapped after the turbine was started again. The other ten turbines continued to run normally.

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Source: https://www.ndr.de/nachrich...

FEB 10 2019
http://www.windaction.org/posts/49415-investigation-into-shattered-turbine-blade
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