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Blade failure is ‘isolated’ incident  

Credit:  Brenda Battel, Tribune Staff Writer | Huron Daily Tribune | Saturday, September 30, 2017 | www.michigansthumb.com ~~

HURON TOWNSHIP – A wind turbine manufacturer says a wind turbine that broke this week was an isolated event.

“Based on preliminary information it appears to be an isolated, individual blade failure and there is currently no reason to suspect this is related to the prior blade incidents at the project,” said Chante Condit-Pottol, communication specialist with Vestas.

The broken blade was on turbine No. 51 in the Deerfield Wind Energy Project near the intersection of Kinde and Huron City Roads.

“No injuries occurred as a result of this incident and the area surrounding the impacted turbine has been secured,” Pottol added. “Vestas technical experts and engineers are en route to the site to begin a root cause investigation with the customer.”

The turbine is owned by Algonquin Power, of Ontario, Canada, and they were built by Vestas.

Two blades in separate turbines in the wind park broke last October due to lack of adhesive.

Source:  Brenda Battel, Tribune Staff Writer | Huron Daily Tribune | Saturday, September 30, 2017 | www.michigansthumb.com

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