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Samuel Bonacci, a spokesman for the college, said the ice flew off the turbine’s blades Tuesday morning, landing on the building and a parking lot used by faculty and staff. It broke a hole in the skylight.
Fairhaven’s north turbine suffered a setback when a component blew out and caught fire on April 7. According to the fire department report, just before 3:30 p.m., a public works employee heard a “bang” and saw smoke coming from one of the wind turbines (WT).
Independence Wind Operations Manager, Benjamin Cleaves, has informed Kingston town officials that the Kingston Wind Independence (KWI) turbine has been shut down indefinitely due to a possible defect in the equipment.
Winward says crews may take longer to assess a scene before going in because he'd rather see a structure burn to the ground than put firefighters at risk of electrocution. "It is enough to seriously injure or kill someone," he said.
Bourne selectmen for a second month are still not yet prepared to grant a road-alteration easement that would facilitate delivery of turbine apparatus to the Future Wind Generation project being built at Keith Mann’s cranberry acreage in Head of the Bay near the South Plymouth line.
The Air Force first shut down the 389-foot-tall turbine, manufactured by Fuhrlander, in May of 2014 after there was an indication the gearbox was failing, Forbes said. Metal flakes were found in some oil, she said. ...It took time to get the funds approved for a new gearbox and a contract to hire a company to do the work. The project cost is $600,000, Forbes said.
Despite repeated extensions of the date by which the FAA was to provide the documents, the agency never has, and two out of three agency offices assigned to respond to the request have never even acknowledged receipt of letters sent seeking a final determination on the request, according to the lawsuit. The alliance is questioning whether the upgrade to the radar system is adequate to address concerns about air traffic controllers being able to track aircraft in the area of Cape Wind, the organization's president, Audra Parker, said Monday.
The Lynnway wind turbine has a cracked rotor due to cold weather. Repairs will begin Feb. 18.
FAIRHAVEN — The north turbine is down for maintenance after a routine inspection found its foundation to be slightly off-level.
The north turbine is down for maintenance after a routine inspection found its foundation to be slightly off-level. Turbine Developer Sumul Shah said the turbine has slightly sunk into that soil area ...The turbine is expected to remain out of operation for another week so that grout used to steady the machine can have time to dry and strengthen.
Disagreement over the syndrome's true nature shouldn't preclude sympathy for the people who are being driven from their homes, or to banging their heads against the wall in frustration. Their complaints aren't sitting well, though, with those who see great promise in wind power as a cheap and efficient source of renewable energy.
"I've talked to a lot of people familiar with lightening strikes in other projects and they have spent lots of time, money, and engineering to chase down the source of the problem, and in the end there is nothing you can do to solve a severe lightning strike," Shah said. "...Turbines get hit by lightning all the time."
Fuses in the turbine have been replaced, but the troubleshooting of systems that "come into play in extreme circumstances" is continuing, Shah said. Determining whether there are problems with the any of the systems requires the turbine to be running.
The Independence wind turbine is offline after damage to its computer system during this weekend's electrical storm.
The operators of Scituate's wind turbine say they've lost nearly $19,000 in revenue since the turbine was damaged by lightning on June 24, and they say they're uncertain when it will be operating again. In the two weeks since it was struck by lightning, the turbine would have generated an average of 168,800 kilowatt hours, or $18,900 in revenue.
OSHA said the size of the openings on a platform where turbine workers stand high on the tower was considered too wide. The second violation was because bolts were missing from multiple places on the turbine ladder.
Wind developers play down the issue of ice throw until the plant is operating. After that, even hardhats are not enough to protect persons or property from flying chunks.
The technical team, which included 28 members and units from as far away as Onset, arrived a short time later and worked to immobilize the man ...It took crews over an hour to get the man out of the tower so he could be taken to the hospital.
The accident occurred at about 9 a.m. Friday. Initial reports said he fell 40 feet, but Blanchard said he actually fell from 60 feet inside the turbine tower onto a platform 40 feet off the turbine floor.
If it turns out it is a manufacturer's problem the $95,000 PMLD paid up front for the gear box replacement will be returned and Jake would pay for the gearbox, said Allen. Then the company will look at the loss of revenue issue, he said.