in News Departments > New & Noteworthy
print the content item

Turbine manufacturer Vestas says a "thorough investigation" will begin to determine the factors that led to the collapse of its V52 850 kW wind turbine at the Loughderryduff wind farm, located in Donegal, Ireland. No one was injured in the March 22 incident.

Although Vestas is not speculating on the cause of the incident, the manufacturer indicates that wind gusts reaching 90 km/h - 25 m/sec. - played a major role in the incident, which occurred about 5 p.m. local time.

"Due to safety reasons, the other eight turbines at the wind power plant were shut down," says Vestas in a statement, adding that company technicians responded at the site and the situation is under control. "The remaining turbines have now been restarted," notes Vestas.

The 7.7 MW Loughderryduff wind farm, commissioned in 2010, was developed by Wind Prospect.


Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Recapping The Wind Industry's Third-Quarter Deals

Mercom Capital Group recaps investment and merger and acquisition activity during July, August and September.


Yearly Installed Capacity Figures Already Beat 2013 Numbers, More Wind On The Way: AWEA

While the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) lobbies Congress to extend the production tax credit, the association notes wind projects now under construction signal a vibrant 2015.


Yahoo Inks Contract To Buy Kansas Wind Power

The Internet company plans to log in to the Alexander wind project, which is being built by community developer OwnEnergy.


Could Initial Offshore Wind Projects Crash New England's REC Market?

Some are concerned that the first offshore wind projects could negatively impact pricing of renewable energy credits (RECs) in New England.


Catching Up With The DOE's Down-Select Offshore Winners

The three recipients of key U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funding provide updates on their offshore wind demonstration projects.

Renewable NRG_id1934
Canwea_id1984