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One worker was injured and is currently receiving medical treatment, GE added. "We are working to determine the root cause of this incident and to provide proper support as needed," it said The turbine collapse in Brazil is the fifth such incident involving GE turbines this year.
General Electric Co is investigating the cause of another accident involving wind power equipment it built and installed on a wind farm in Brazil operated by power company Omega, the two companies said on Thursday. On Tuesday, a GE wind turbine fell to the ground from its tower at the Delta 6 wind farm in Brazil’s northern Maranhao state. A worker is being treated for injuries.
“There is a lot of marketing and only a few real actions," he said. "There are people announcing that they are committed to ‘better energies’ and what have you, but if you look at the European companies, the ones that are leading announcements in renewables, the projections for the participation of renewables in their revenues in 2030 is of 1%, 1.5% tops."
A 1.7MW turbine, supplied by GE, has collapsed at a wind power facility in Brazil, making the latest collapse the fourth for the manufacturer in less than six months.
GALINHOS, Brazil — At night, blinking red dots fill the sky, and the sound of whooshing rotating blades is everywhere — constant reminders of the wind’s abundant presence here on Brazil’s Atlantic coast and its harvesting as a natural resource.
Among reasons for project delays were the lack of a license for construction, the lack of economic feasibility due to macroeconomic changes. A major de-contracting reason was also the demise of Argentine wind turbine maker Impsa which left over 1GW of stranded projects.
After cancelling this year’s only wind and solar tender Brazil is considering cancelling power purchase agreements (PPAs) of contracted, but unfinished or unbuilt, power plants, as revised figures indicate a stronger-than-expected decline in demand that leaves more than 9GW of surplus firm generation capacity contracted by 2019.
Yesterday the government said it would cancel the tender, claiming that distributors have contracted 9GW more than they need through 2020 and that the auction would overburden consumers if extra power was bought.
Brazil has cancelled its solar and wind tenders scheduled for 19 December amid worsening economic conditions and electricity distribution companies with more contracted power than they need.
Suzlon has confirmed local reports of the collapse of a wind turbine in Brazil ...In a local TV video taken after the crash, a tower section appears to have severed and the nacelle and rotor are splayed on the ground, in the sand dunes.
The Danish manufacturer has now announced 413 megawatts of deals in the last three days of the year and is just short of last year’s 5,964 megawatts of orders. It’s likely to beat that total when it details its earnings and unannounced orders from the last three months of the year on Feb. 11.
A storm that hit the Rio Grande do Sul with winds of 250 km / h (155 mph) dropped eight turbines at the Wind Complex Cerro Chato Eletrosul in Santana do Livramento, a town 492 kilometers from Porto Alegre. Enercon GmbH’s Wobben Windpower erected the first 45 wind turbines (Enercon model E-82 2 MW) at the site beginning in 2010. Prior to this latest incident, there were 108 turbines, each at 2MW for a total of 216 MW.
A storm that hit the Rio Grande do Sul with winds of 250 km / h (150 miles/hour) downed eight wind turbines at the Wind Complex Cerro Chato Eletrosul. Enercon GmbH’s Wobben Windpower erected the first 45 wind turbines (Enercon model E-82 2 MW) at the site beginning in 2010.
The failure of the system regulating the speed of the blades coupled with strong winds brought down a wind tower at the Amayo II Wind energy facility near Rivas.
The Danish turbine manufacturer said it was changes to Brazilian legislation in 2013, two years after the contract was agreed in 2011. It said this resulted in the companies to agreeing to "amicably" cancel the deal.
Enercon GmbH’s Wobben Windpower is losing contracts in Brazil after tax authorities canceled some exemptions for wind turbine manufacturers in the country, an official said.
Impsa subsidiary Wind Power Energy has been declared bankrupt by a Brazilian court following claims by two companies that the manufacturer had failed to pay its debts.
Genneia wants to pay an outstanding balance in Argentine pesos, instead of euros or US dollars, as Vestas claims was agreed - a move that could leave the turbine group facing a heavy currency exchange loss on the more than $32m it says it is still owed.
Vestas Wind Systems A/S (VWS), Suzlon Energy Ltd. (SUEL), Siemens AG (SIE), Acciona SA (ANA) and Fuhrlaender AG aren't getting at least 40 percent of their parts from local suppliers and are no longer eligible for BNDES financing, the country's only source of loans for turbines.
Wind-farm developers in Brazil may be forced to halt construction on some projects within 15 days because the state development bank BNDES is freezing financing for turbines purchased from suppliers it claims aren't meeting local-content requirements.