Blades snap off Brusselton wind turbine

Blades snap off wind turbine

The turbine with debris at its base, some was found at least 36m away from the tower

The remnants of a blade

The remaining turbine

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BLADES from an 18m high wind turbine have snapped off after a night of heavy rain and winds.

The turbine in a field near Bishop Auckland was built last year after planning permission was granted in November, 2011.

The 18m high turbine, which had a blade diameter of 16m, was in a field between Brusselton Lane and the A68 at Brusselton near West Auckland.

It was built by High West Thickley Farm at Brusselton but the farmer was unavailable for comment at the time of publication.

All three blades had snapped off the turbine with debris scattered across the field, some at least 36m away from the tower.

The destruction was discovered this morning (January 29)after a night of heavy rain and wind in the Bishop Auckland area.

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2:41am Wed 30 Jan 13

Red Grouse says...

The second catastrophic turbine failure in 24 hours: a 35-metre wind turbine collapsed in Bradworthy, North Devon last night.

The company that put it up confirmed this morning that a “complication” had occurred with the turbine!
The second catastrophic turbine failure in 24 hours: a 35-metre wind turbine collapsed in Bradworthy, North Devon last night. The company that put it up confirmed this morning that a “complication” had occurred with the turbine! Red Grouse
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4:42pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Dillweed says...

EXXon Valdez

BP Horizon
EXXon Valdez BP Horizon Dillweed
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4:48pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Red Grouse says...

Dillweed.

And your point is?
Dillweed. And your point is? Red Grouse
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5:06pm Wed 30 Jan 13

outside4fun says...

Anyone know who the manufacturer is on this turbine that snapped blades? Image is hard to see.
Anyone know who the manufacturer is on this turbine that snapped blades? Image is hard to see. outside4fun
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5:29pm Wed 30 Jan 13

outside4fun says...

Harbon Wind Turbines HWT60 blades snapped - this is the turbine.

http://www.harbonwin
dturbines.co.uk/prod
ucts.html
Harbon Wind Turbines HWT60 blades snapped - this is the turbine. http://www.harbonwin dturbines.co.uk/prod ucts.html outside4fun
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7:24pm Wed 30 Jan 13

bubbagyro says...

Dillweed wrote:
EXXon Valdez

BP Horizon
Exxon Valdez was a non-event in the long term. The Bay is one of the most productive areas in Alaska today. Some attribute the oil as food for planckton growth.

As for BP, that WAS a non-event, exaggerated by the corrupt Obama regime (who was subsequently ordered to stop their illegal actions by federal courts). I live in the Gulf, and nothing happened. NOTHING! Tens of millions of gallons of oil seep naturally into the Gulf from fissures annually, and these seepage sites are documented to be highest in sea life.

Study first, then blab.
[quote][p][bold]Dillweed[/bold] wrote: EXXon Valdez BP Horizon[/p][/quote]Exxon Valdez was a non-event in the long term. The Bay is one of the most productive areas in Alaska today. Some attribute the oil as food for planckton growth. As for BP, that WAS a non-event, exaggerated by the corrupt Obama regime (who was subsequently ordered to stop their illegal actions by federal courts). I live in the Gulf, and nothing happened. NOTHING! Tens of millions of gallons of oil seep naturally into the Gulf from fissures annually, and these seepage sites are documented to be highest in sea life. Study first, then blab. bubbagyro
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2:56pm Thu 31 Jan 13

G Harris says...

Aberfan, anyone? How many children and teachers died there? After that disaster, the height of pit heaps was reduced, including the one across the road from the junior school I attended. Live with pit heaps and collieries on your doorstep- which many of them were- and the turbines don't look that bad. The North East has had a **** site worse than a few windmills.
Aberfan, anyone? How many children and teachers died there? After that disaster, the height of pit heaps was reduced, including the one across the road from the junior school I attended. Live with pit heaps and collieries on your doorstep- which many of them were- and the turbines don't look that bad. The North East has had a **** site worse than a few windmills. G Harris
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2:55pm Sat 2 Feb 13

timsinc says...

I wonder whether alexnico has been hit in the head by a turbine blade. What her friend of a friend has to do with anything going on in the N-E is a mystery.
I wonder whether alexnico has been hit in the head by a turbine blade. What her friend of a friend has to do with anything going on in the N-E is a mystery. timsinc
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