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A fire broke out in the nacelle of a wind turbine in Germany. The cause of the fire is unknown.
"We can only watch," he said. "I 'send as many man out., The risk is incalculable. Because if what comes down, there is a 100 meters radius mortal danger from flying splinters." The commander did not rule out the risk of the wind turbine causing a forest fire.
Humber Coastguard was first contacted by the towing vessel just before 3am this morning, which reported that the barge was drifting after the tow had parted. The vessel had made a number of attempts to reconnect but was struggling to do so. The wind at the time was a North Westerley force 6 (25-30mph) with a 3-4 metre swell.
The refusal came after the MoD said that the radar at HMS Cambridge in Plymouth, which oversees flights by military aircraft in and out of Devonport, would be affected. "Wind turbines have been shown to have detrimental affects on the performance of MoD air traffic control and range control radars."
Two blades of the turbine were torn off altogether following storms last week, with one piece of debris estimated to have been thrown about 60 yards, after a suspected technical fault was 'magnified' by the wind. The incident has prompted calls for similar structures to be removed from nearby schools.
Two blades were ripped from the 18m high turbine in the Scottish Highlands and thrown up to 60 yards away after it was hit by 40mph gales. A third was left badly buckled. The incident has led to calls for all wind turbines to be removed from school playgrounds in the Highlands as the council's safety trigger for turbines to be shut down currently stands at 80mph winds.
The 64-metre long turbine was being taken to a controversial wind farm at Loughderryduff to replace one which snapped and fell there in March. The collapse of the turbine six months ago is still being investigated by the company which owns the site.
Military top brass say air traffic controllers rely upon accurate radar readings to distinguish between military and civilian aircraft. In a letter to the council's planning board, they said: 'Wind turbines have been shown to have detrimental affects on the performance of MoD air traffic control and range control radars.
"Wind turbines have been shown to have detrimental affects on the performance of MoD air traffic control and range control radars. These include the desensitisation of radar in the vicinity of turbines and the creation of 'false' aircraft returns which air traffic controllers must treat as real."
Turbines show up on radar and are difficult to distinguish from small aircraft, so RAF planes steer six miles clear of them. But with Typhoon jets due to move to Lossiemouth next summer, and the number of turbines nearby growing, air force bosses say they are struggling to cope with further developments.
A British diver was killed while performing underwater work at the 108 MW Riffgat offshore wind farm, located north of Borkum in the North Sea. The 26-year-old was buried in 20-meter water depth by a concrete mat, Die Welt reports.
Although no one was injured in the Ardrossan event, it is still being scrutinised by the UK government's Health and Safety Executive, which polices workplace safety. "We're in the middle of an investigation to see whether a criminal offence has been committed," says Karl Turner, spokesman for the HSE.
Large investments in creating wind power farms in southeastern Finland have been blocked because the planned wind turbines would cause interference to military radar networks in the region. Power utilities want to negotiate with the government on a deal to contribute to modifications of the defence radar system.
Large investments in creating wind power farms in south-eastern Finland have been blocked because the planned wind turbines would cause interference to military radar networks in the region. Power utilities want to negotiate with the government on a deal to contribute to modifications of the defence radar system.
The objections were based on interference which would be caused to the Air Defence Benbecula Radar at South Clettreval on North Uist, the Range Control Radar on South Uist and the Radar on St Kilda. The installation of turbines at Water Treatment Works is part of a Scotland-wide plan for Scottish Water to increase their energy efficiency and reduce costs.
Stuart Young Consulting has reviewed The Highland Council's risk assessment and mitigation measures in siting a wind turbine at the Castletown Primary School as a representative sample of the installations at school playgrounds. The introduction of the review is provided below. The full report can be accessed by clicking the links on this page.
Walkers had a narrow escape as blades on a wind turbine ripped off in high winds across common moor land. Walkers and local residents were stunned at what could have been a nasty accident and fear for further blade breakages.
The Ministry of Defence is fighting plans for two giant wind turbines over fears the towers could mask enemy jets entering British airspace. ..."The creation of 'false' aircraft display on the radar leads to increased workload for both controllers and aircrews and may have a significant operational impact.
The MOD say radar could classify the turbines as a threat – automatically sending in fighter jets to investigate and allowing real enemies to sneak in. They say the green energy devices would confuse computer systems designed to protect the UK – and don't want them put up.
Defence chiefs say a planned wind farm could stop the RAF from spotting enemy planes bound for Britain. The MoD says a wind farm planned for Hill of Braco, Aberdeenshire, would hurt a nearby radar station's ability to "detect threats to UK airspace".