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Wind turbine down | Emergency services race to Vattenfall collapse in Netherlands

ReCharge News|Andrew Lee |January 6, 2023
NetherlandsSafetyStructural Failure
A spokesperson for the emergency services was quoted by local media as saying that it was lucky there was nobody passing when the collapse took place “because the rotor has really made a crater in the road surface”. Local reports said the incident took place amid strong winds at the 18MW Eemmeerdijk Wind Farm.

Fire teams said it was lucky nobody was passing when the turbine passes. Fire brigade says utility puts other turbines in 'safe mode' after incident reported to have happened at Eemmeerdijk project
 
An investigation is underway after a Vattenfall-operated wind turbine collapsed in the Netherlands, emergency services said.
 
Teams were called to the incident involving the upper section of a turbine on a dike near Zeewolde on Wednesday, said the local fire brigade.
 
No one was hurt, but a spokesperson for the emergency services was quoted by local media as saying that it was lucky there was nobody passing when the collapse took place “because the rotor has really made a crater in the road surface”.
 
Local reports said the incident took …
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Fire teams said it was lucky nobody was passing when the turbine passes. Fire brigade says utility puts other turbines in 'safe mode' after incident reported to have happened at Eemmeerdijk project
 
An investigation is underway after a Vattenfall-operated wind turbine collapsed in the Netherlands, emergency services said.
 
Teams were called to the incident involving the upper section of a turbine on a dike near Zeewolde on Wednesday, said the local fire brigade.
 
No one was hurt, but a spokesperson for the emergency services was quoted by local media as saying that it was lucky there was nobody passing when the collapse took place “because the rotor has really made a crater in the road surface”.
 
Local reports said the incident took place amid strong winds at the 18MW Eemmeerdijk Wind Farm, which was completed as long ago as 1998 and uses two-bladed turbines manufactured by now defunct Dutch OEM NedWind.
 
The fire brigade said Vattenfall was investigating and had put the other turbines at the wind farm into “a safe position”.
 
Sweden-based Vattenfall has been contacted by Recharge for comment on the incident.

Source:https://www.rechargenews.com/…

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