January 6, 2022

New failure for flagship GE wind turbine as Cypress blade breaks in Germany

OEM's 5.3-158 machine had already suffered a similar incident at a wind farm in Sweden last year | By Bernd Radowitz | Recharge | 4 January 2022 | www.rechargenews.com

The damaged GE turbine in Germany. Photo: MARTIN BÜLTMANN/ Feuerwehr Gronau

Renewable Energy has suffered another blade failure at one of its flagship GE 5.3-158 Cypress wind turbines.

The OEM confirmed to Recharge that the breakage occurred on 2 January at the Bürgerwind Gronau Epe citizen-owned wind farm in Germany’s North-Rhine Westphalia state.

“There were no injuries. In partnership with our customer and local authorities, we have secured the site and are working to determine the root cause of this event,” GE said in a statement, without giving further details.

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URL to article:  https://www.wind-watch.org/news/2022/01/06/new-failure-for-flagship-ge-wind-turbine-as-cypress-blade-breaks-in-germany/