Pictures filed under Safety from Canada

Turbine in Ontario breaks in half

Chatham-kent-collapse_thumb The turbine that collapsed was a GE 1.5MW xle, placed in service in 2011 by US-based Invenergy as part of the 52-turbine (78 MW) Raleigh wind facility in Chatham-Kent in southwest Ontario. The project was sold to Terraform in 2015. No information has been released as to the cause of the failure. 
19 Jan 2018

Blade debris thrown 400 feet

1127turbine-chunk1web-damaged-blade_thumb An 18-inch piece of the serrated edge of a wind turbine blade broke off and was thrown at least 400 feet from the turbine sited in Ontario, Canada. The saw-toothed edges are meant to reduce noise from the turbines and improve the efficiency of the machine. More information can be found here.
21 Nov 2014

Aerial spray plane wing collides with unmarked met tower

053_thumb On June 28, 2010, an aerial spray plane owned by Jonair Ltd in Canada clipped the top of a meteorological tower used to measure wind speeds and direction for a possible wind energy facility. The plane was preparing to spray a near-by field. The tower had no markings, paint or lights on it, making it difficult to see. According to Jonair president, John Brodie, notice is not required when met towers are erected so his pilots do not know to look for them.
28 Jun 2010

Aerial spray plane damaged after clipping unmarked met tower

048_thumb On June 28, 2010, an aerial spray plane owned by Jonair Ltd in Canada clipped the top of a meteorological tower used to measure wind speeds and direction for a possible wind energy facility. The plane was preparing to spray a near-by field. The tower had no markings, paint or lights on it, making it difficult to see. According to Jonair president, John Brodie, notice is not required when met towers are erected so his pilots do not know to look for them.
28 Jun 2010

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