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New GE turbine collapses at wind farm build: probe underway

ReCharge News|Andrew Lee |May 3, 2023
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An investigation is underway after the collapse of one of GE’s newest wind turbines at a project in Lithuania. Developer Enefit Green said all operations have halted at the part-built 75MW Akmene Wind Farm after the incident on 2 May involving a GE 158-5.X machine.


Developer and manufacturer investigate incident at part-constructed Lithuanian project

An investigation is underway after the collapse of one of GE’s newest wind turbines at a project in Lithuania.

Developer Enefit Green said all operations have halted at the part-built 75MW Akmene Wind Farm after the incident on 2 May involving a GE 158-5.X machine.

Nobody was hurt but Enefit said “a safety perimeter around the collapsed turbine tower has been established and the affected turbine has been disconnected from the grid.

“All wind turbines on Akmene site remain stopped for the time being.”

The developer added: “Enefit Green representatives together with representatives of turbine supplier GE and construction company Merko Statyba will work …

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Developer and manufacturer investigate incident at part-constructed Lithuanian project

An investigation is underway after the collapse of one of GE’s newest wind turbines at a project in Lithuania.

Developer Enefit Green said all operations have halted at the part-built 75MW Akmene Wind Farm after the incident on 2 May involving a GE 158-5.X machine.

Nobody was hurt but Enefit said “a safety perimeter around the collapsed turbine tower has been established and the affected turbine has been disconnected from the grid.

“All wind turbines on Akmene site remain stopped for the time being.”

The developer added: “Enefit Green representatives together with representatives of turbine supplier GE and construction company Merko Statyba will work together to assess the damage and to establish the opinion about the root cause of the incident.”

A GE spokesperson told Recharge: “On May 2, a turbine collapse was reported at Enefit Green management’s Akmene wind farm in Lithuania. There were no injuries. We are working with the wind farm owner to determine the root cause of this event.”


Source:https://www.rechargenews.com/…

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