25 Nov '16, 8pm

Oh dear turbine collapse #renewables #safety #cdm Turbine Collapse At Ocotillo Wind

Oh dear turbine collapse #renewables #safety #cdm Turbine Collapse At Ocotillo Wind

An investigation is currently under way after a Siemens 2.37 MW-108 SWT turbine collapsed at Pattern Energy’s Ocotillo wind project in California. Pattern Energy says that on Nov. 21, one of the turbines at the wind facility “fell within the designated setback zone surrounding the turbine’s base.” No one was injured, and authorities have been notified. In a statement on the project website, Pattern Energy says, “We are working closely with the turbine manufacturer, Siemens, to identify the root cause of the failure, and a full investigation is currently under way. “Our first priority is the safety of our employees, contractors, neighbors and the environment,” the company continues. “We are taking this issue very seriously and will communicate more information as it becomes available.” The 265 MW Ocotillo wind farm, representing an investment of more than $500 million, util...

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