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Blade falls off wind turbine on Frøya

Vegard Knudsen, communications consultant at Trønderenergi, tells E24 that they have now stopped all production, taken out all staff and closed to traffic in the park. We are sending in the necessary crew to examine all the wind blades now, he says. The wind facility consists of 14 Vestas V136/4.0-4.2 MW turbines each with a rotor diameter of 136 meters (446 feet). The facility was placed in service on October 1, 2020. According to company information the project was opened to the public on January 1, 2021.

 

A blade has fallen off one of the large wind turbines built on Frøya by the Trondheim Fjord. The incident probably happened the night before Friday. The wind farm on Frøya has been stopped for the time being

- We do not know the reason why the turbine blade is damaged, but will stop the turbines for the time being and ask the supplier Vestas to take an inspection round, says Executive Vice President of Communications at Trønderenergi Stig Tore Laugen to VG .

The wind turbines with three blades are 180 meters high. The turbine supplier Vestas owns and operates the turbines in a start-up phase.

- Lightning was registered on Frøya on Wednesday, so it will be natural to investigate whether it is related to the damage that has occurred on the wing blade, Laugen says.

Vegard Knudsen, communications consultant at Trønderenergi, tells E24 that they have now stopped all production, taken out all staff and closed to traffic in the park.

- We are sending in the necessary crew to examine all the wind blades now, he says.

He can not say anything about how long production will be stopped.

- We must get a better overview of what has happened, and for security reasons we will stop until we have clarified... more [truncated due to possible copyright]  

A blade has fallen off one of the large wind turbines built on Frøya by the Trondheim Fjord. The incident probably happened the night before Friday. The wind farm on Frøya has been stopped for the time being

- We do not know the reason why the turbine blade is damaged, but will stop the turbines for the time being and ask the supplier Vestas to take an inspection round, says Executive Vice President of Communications at Trønderenergi Stig Tore Laugen to VG .

The wind turbines with three blades are 180 meters high. The turbine supplier Vestas owns and operates the turbines in a start-up phase.

- Lightning was registered on Frøya on Wednesday, so it will be natural to investigate whether it is related to the damage that has occurred on the wing blade, Laugen says.

Vegard Knudsen, communications consultant at Trønderenergi, tells E24 that they have now stopped all production, taken out all staff and closed to traffic in the park.

- We are sending in the necessary crew to examine all the wind blades now, he says.

He can not say anything about how long production will be stopped.

- We must get a better overview of what has happened, and for security reasons we will stop until we have clarified it, he explains.

In the future, in dialogue with the operating company Vestas, which is responsible for the turbines, they will find out how to attack the situation, says Knudsen.

Translation to English using Google Translate


Source: https://e24.no/naeringsliv/...

NOV 12 2021
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