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Investigation launched after new US GE wind turbine collapse

The latest incident follows the collapse in February of a GE turbine at the Casa Mesa Wind Energy Center in eastern New Mexico, which only entered commercial operation in the fourth quarter of last year. The US OEM said then that it would investigate what it believed to be “an isolated incident”.

Enel starts probe in Oklahoma after second of OEM’s machine crumples within months

A probe is underway into the collapse of a GE wind turbine in Oklahoma – the second such incident in the US involving the company's machines in the space of a few months.

The 65MW Chisholm View 2 uses 2.4MW GE Renewable Energy turbines, according to the website of developer Tradewind Energy, which was acquired by Enel earlier this year. The wind farm entered service in 2016.

The incident on Tuesday followed strong winds in the area, according to local reports.

Enel said in a statement sent to Recharge: “Enel Green Power North America is working with the turbine manufacturer GE, to investigate an incident that occurred Tuesday involving a turbine failure at our Chisholm View 2 wind project in Grant County, Oklahoma.

“There were no injuries as a result of the incident, and its cause remains under investigation at this time. Our first concern, as always, is ensuring the safety of our workers, contractors and the surrounding communities.

“This is an isolated incident. The wind farm continues to generate power while the investigation continues.”

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Enel starts probe in Oklahoma after second of OEM’s machine crumples within months

A probe is underway into the collapse of a GE wind turbine in Oklahoma – the second such incident in the US involving the company's machines in the space of a few months.

The 65MW Chisholm View 2 uses 2.4MW GE Renewable Energy turbines, according to the website of developer Tradewind Energy, which was acquired by Enel earlier this year. The wind farm entered service in 2016.

The incident on Tuesday followed strong winds in the area, according to local reports.

Enel said in a statement sent to Recharge: “Enel Green Power North America is working with the turbine manufacturer GE, to investigate an incident that occurred Tuesday involving a turbine failure at our Chisholm View 2 wind project in Grant County, Oklahoma.

“There were no injuries as a result of the incident, and its cause remains under investigation at this time. Our first concern, as always, is ensuring the safety of our workers, contractors and the surrounding communities.

“This is an isolated incident. The wind farm continues to generate power while the investigation continues.”

The latest incident follows the collapse in February of a GE turbine at the Casa Mesa Wind Energy Center in eastern New Mexico, which only entered commercial operation in the fourth quarter of last year.

The US OEM said then that it would investigate what it believed to be “an isolated incident”.

GE Renewable Energy referred inquiries to Enel when contacted by Recharge to comment on the latest collapse.


Source: https://www.rechargenews.co...

MAY 24 2019
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