[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

when your community is targeted

Get weekly updates

RSS feeds and more

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate via Stripe

Donate via Paypal

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Campaign Material

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

Wind Watch is a registered educational charity, founded in 2005.

News Watch Home

Enercon blades destroyed during installation 

Credit:  12 March 2018 by Craig Richard | Windpower Monthly | www.windpowermonthly.com ~~

GERMANY: Two blades of an Enercon turbine were damaged when its wind energy converter “went into overspeed” during installation, the manufacturer has said.

The E115 turbine (like the model above) was damaged last week, Enercon confirmed

Enercon stated it does not know why this happened during the final stages of installing the E115/3.0MW turbine at the 21MW Borchen-Etteln site in north-west Germany last week (Thursday, 8 March).

Investigations into the incident are under way, the company confirmed, and an “independent expert inspector” will be asked to examine the cause of the damage.

A spokesman for the manufacturer said: “For reasons still to be clarified, the wind energy converter, which had not yet been commissioned, went into overspeed. This was when the damage to the rotor blades occurred.”

Anti-wind group Gegenwind-Borchen, meanwhile, has shared pictures of the broken turbine on its website and claimed glass-fibre particles from the blades have contaminated a radius of more than 800 metres.

An Enercon spokesman said nobody was harmed in the incident, the wind energy converter has been “secured”, and the scene of the accident has been blocked off.

The spokesman added: “Following completion of the investigations, the damaged wind energy converter will be repaired and commissioned as quickly as possible.

“All measures will be conducted in close consultation with the responsible authorities.”

[See photos at: https://www.wind-watch.org/news/2018/03/10/windrad-havarie-neue-200m-windkraftanlage-in-borchen-vollig-zerfetzt/]

Source:  12 March 2018 by Craig Richard | Windpower Monthly | www.windpowermonthly.com

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial educational effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Contributions
   Donate via Stripe
(via Stripe)
Donate via Paypal
(via Paypal)


e-mail X FB LI M TG TS G Share

Tag: Accidents

News Watch Home

Get the Facts
© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.


Wind Watch on X Wind Watch on Facebook Wind Watch on Linked In

Wind Watch on Mastodon Wind Watch on Truth Social

Wind Watch on Gab Wind Watch on Bluesky