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Wind turbine rotor blade demolished near Seckach

SWR|October 27, 2022
GermanySafetyStructural Failure

One of two wind turbines between Seckach-Großeicholzheim and Buchen-Waldhausen (Neckar-Odenwald-Kreis) is badly damaged. On Tuesday, a rotor blade bent at the plant. It is still attached to the wind turbine, but hangs bent to two-thirds vertically in the depth.


At a wind turbine in the Odenwald, one of the rotor blades has broken off. Experts should now check how big the damage is and how it can be repaired.
 
One of two wind turbines between Seckach-Großeicholzheim and Buchen-Waldhausen (Neckar-Odenwald-Kreis) is badly damaged. On Tuesday, a rotor blade bent at the plant. It is still attached to the wind turbine, but hangs bent to two-thirds vertically in the depth.
 
Wind turbine has been shut down
 
Individual pieces had apparently broken off. The area was cordoned off widely, but important roads were not affected, according to the police spokesman. The wind turbines date back to 2008. The rotor blades are each almost 50 meters long. The plant was shut down.
 
Heavy equipment required
 
In order to secure the damaged rotor blade, heavy equipment will probably be necessary, according to the Frankfurt operating company. The experts who now want to assess the damage will initially do so from the ground, because it is also unclear whether and how the statics of the entire wind turbine were affected by the rupture of the rotor blade.
 
Translation to English using Google Translate

Source:https://www.swr.de/swraktuell…

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