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Firefighters dealt with a wind turbine converter fire this afternoon near Pontyates.
Due to harsh weather, A2SEA's installation vessel, Sea Worker, has capsized off the coast of Nymindegab, Denmark. The evacuation took place on 27-Jan-2016 at approximately 03:10am off the North Sea coast by a lifeboat from Hvide Sande. The vessel was was in transit to Esbjerg.
A plan of members of the Estonian Wind Energy Association to set up a wind farm and a plant for the manufacture of oversized wind turbines in northeastern Estonia may not materialize because the turbines will get in the way of the functioning of the radars of the Estonian defense forces, Eesti Paevaleht said.
A Mersey diver’s death at an off-shore wind farm is to be re-investigated after authorities wrongly ruled that he died from an undiagnosed heart condition. Stephen O’Malley was throttled when his neck dam ring, connected to his helmet, tightened as he worked in the North Sea, off the German shore, more than three years ago.
A fire was sparked during maintenance work in a nacelle of a wind turbine in Uedem (Kleve) on Thursday. ...three technicians were able to escape but two were injured in the accident, one of them seriously.
SPAIN: A house has been hit by pieces of a turbine blade that fell from a 300kW turbine in Spain following high winds, several local press are reporting.
An explosion in the engine could be the cause of a wind turbine losing two of its blades. The turbine was located on a hill next to Corme, in the municipality of Ponteceso Coruña.
Lightning knocked out one of SSE's wind turbines at SSE's Richfield Wind Farm in Bridgetown during the run up to Christmas.
"There was a wind turbine straight across the forest road. It had been ten to fifteen meters up from the base and then dropped in the entire length of the tower."
One of the 32 Vestas V112 3MW turbines sited at the Lemnhult project in Vetlanda municipality in Sweden collapsed and broke into pieces. The project owner, Stena Renewables, could not explain the cause of the failure.
Emergency services are on site and the public has been asked to stay away from the site. ...In connection with the wind turbine collapse, hundreds of liters of oil leaked from the turbine.
A Vestas wind turbine fell over during Christmas Eve morning in Lemnhult, Korsberga in Sweden. The model belong to one of the tallest land-based wind turbines with a height of 185 meters ...and weighed about 400 tons, according to Stena Renewables CEO Peter Zachrisson.
On December 24, 2015, a Vestas wind turbine collapsed in Lemnhult, Sweden.
It is understood that the man had been working on the €145m Meenadreen wind farm extension project when the tragedy occurred.
Siemens stated: "the findings indicate that there was a fracture in the welding connecting the tower top flange with the tower. The crack developed over time, ultimately leading to a separation of the tower top flange with the rest of the tower."
The rotor sheared off a Repower MD77-1500kW turbine. ...it appears a fault in the main shaft connecting the rotor with the gearbox cracked open as the shaft became fatigued.
Siemens Public Limited Company (plc) and RWE Innogy UK Limited (RWE) were fined after 27-year-old Colin Sinclair was killed when he came into contact with the unguarded rotating shaft of a gearbox within a turbine at Causeymire windfarm.
Lindsay Easton was killed while driving on a steep access road at Scout Moor quarry ...The quarry is part of the Scout Moor wind farm site, the largest inshore site in the country, which is operated by Peel Energy. “This tragedy was entirely avoidable had the company acted responsibly and ensured their crane fleet was effectively serviced and maintained.
A large turbine at a Samsø offshore windfarm was wrecked on Saturday, bringing electricity production at the site to a halt. For unknown reasons, the 100-metre-high turbine lost its top part and all of its wings, which then fell into the sea.
The death of a Merseyside diver - fatally choked while working on a German off-shore wind farm - needs an urgent probe, parliament will be told today.