September 16, 2011

Wind turbine blades could ‘fly off’, Company warns of major defect

By Jennifer McKiernan, Evening Express, 16 September 2011

A wind turbine company that has supplied generators in Aberdeenshire has warned blades could fly off.

Turbine company Proven Energy needs more than 600 of its turbines to be shut down.

Sales have been suspended amid fears of catastrophic mechanical failure, which could see blades breaking off Proven 35-2 generators in the worst-case scenario.

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