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Strong storm knocks 8 wind turbines on wind farm in RS - Brazil

Portal Energia|December 29, 2014
South AmericaSafety

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.


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.

The company Eletrosul says strong winds contributed to the fall of the Wind turbines Complex Cerro Chato.

A storm that hit the Rio Grande do Sul with winds of 250 km / h - according to data from meteorological institutes in the region - last Saturday night (Dec 20) dropped eight turbines at the Wind Complex Cerro Chato Eletrosul in Santana do Livramento, a town 492 kilometers from Porto Alegre.

In a press release, the company claims that the strong winds contributed to the fall of the wind turbines (turbines) at the station. Each turbine is 136 meters tall and weighs approximately 600 tons.

Full Disclosure Eletrosul

"Because of the storm that hit the Rio Grande on Saturday (20/12), Eletrosul reports that the fall recorded eight turbines at the Wind Complex Cerro Chato, in Santana do Livramento, in the State of West border. The structures were torn down by the impact of wind gusts that reached nearly 250 km / h, according to the meteorological institutes in the region".

The transmission network servicing the Wind Complex Cerro Chato was not damaged. Wind turbines affected by the storm stood 136 meters high and each weighs about 600 tons.

Technical Regional Center Maintenance and Support Operation Eletrosul, in Santana do Livramento, toured the Wind Complex to ensure the integrity of the remaining towers at the site. In the coming days, an analysis on the damaged structures will be conducted in order to restore or installed new towers."

Technicians visited the site on Sunday to inspect the site and the other towers. 

Further in accordance with the state, the interconnection of the Cerro Boring energy transmission system was not damaged.


Source:http://www.portal-energia.com…

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