Articles filed under Structural Failure from UK
The astonishing structural failure of the £2 million machine has prompted demands for information by the community in Barrhill. Scottish Power Renewables failed to alert the public to the incident for seven days. ...“Debris was spread over half a kilometre and a crane was been brought in to try and clear the damage.
A wind turbine has collapsed in the south-west of Scotland, BBC Scotland understands. The incident happened at Kilgallioch wind farm early last Friday. An investigation has been launched by developer Scottish Power Renewables and turbine manufacturer Gamesa.
Energy giant Innogy is investigating after one of its wind turbines was destroyed by a fire. ...a study backed by Imperial College has suggested they may be more common than is thought.
On the evening of the 6 January 2017, Emergency Services were called to Knabs Ridge wind farm, near to Harrogate.
A dog walker watched in horror as Storm Barbara blew the blades from a wind turbine - and they headed towards him. ...TGC Renewables applied for the wind farm at Scar End in 2012 and was initially rejected. That decision was overturned later that year on appeal by the planning inspector.
The Technology and Construction Court in London has ruled that cracking discovered on some of the 140 monopiles built by Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Ltd (ZPMC) for the Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm ”was largely a result of various failures by ZPMC to maintain correct preheat temperature of the welds to the monopiles.”
A wind turbine had to be taken down by Shropshire firefighters and engineers after concerns about its stability during storm weather.
Firefighters dealt with a wind turbine converter fire this afternoon near Pontyates.
Neighbours are demanding safety assurances after a wind turbine burst into flames near their homes on a stretch of West Yorkshire moorland. Todmorden and Bacup firefighters were called out when a turbine at Todmorden caught fire in the early hours of Wednesday morning, June 3.
“As a further precautionary measure a 300 metre exclusion zone has been set up around the damaged turbine. “Given the expected increase in wind speeds in the coming days, we ask the public to stay away from the designated area for their own safety.
When they arrived at the scene engineers advised crews to let the fire burn itself out due the high risk of high voltage and oil in the structure. A perimeter of 300m was put in place around the turbine encase of falling debris.
"Apparently one of the turbines has been struck by lightning more than once, on one occasion loud enough as to wake people and cause considerable damage. They are much taller than any other structure, so they would be expected to be struck by lightning. But in this case it completely destroyed a blade."
Graeme Steel, a local Stow resident, has found a large piece of turbine blade from the Long Park wind farm on the minor road that runs from Stow towards Blainslie and Earlston. The piece is the length of his truck, and had hit the dyke alongside the road. This is a clear danger to the public. The damaged turbine is fully visible as well.
A 328-foot tall wind turbine worth more than £2 million has buckled and collapsed on a mountainside in Northern Ireland. Unconfirmed reports suggested the blades of the turbine had spun out of control - despite only light wind speeds - before the structure came crashing to the ground on Friday.
The tower of the 15-metre high turbine at remote Rhue Stoer Hall, north of Lochinver, snapped in two last Thursday, sending the gear box housing and blades tumbling to the ground. It is the second such structural failure in two years.
A homeowner near the north-east village of New Deer was left bewildered yesterday after a wind turbine has crashed to the ground through the night. ...David Richards, who lives in view of the toppled turbine, described last night how he had first noticed that it had fallen over in the early morning of yesterday.
A family were left traumatised after a 4ft blade broke from a wind turbine in the grounds of a Rowley Regis school and spun out of control narrowly missing their house.
“These wind turbines which collapsed were unsafe and unfit for purpose. We should not have to resort to Freedom of Information Act to find this out. The root causes were not high winds but poor design, inferior materials and a systemic failure through the chain of command.”
Initial reports suggested high winds may have been responsible for the failures but reports by the Healthy and Safety Executive (HSE) have blamed the way the towers were secured. Specialist inspector Darren Nash concluded that the first generation model of the turbine appeared “susceptible to fatigue failure.”
Turbines at the Teesside wind farm off England's east coast have been shut down in batches over the last six months as Siemens attempts to deal with issues relating to vibrations in the turbine towers.