CORRECTED - Turbine blade falls at 30-MW wind farm in New York

Wind turbine. Author: Michel Filion. Licence: Creative Commons

February 12 (SeeNews) - In our story headlined "Turbine blade falls at 30-MW wind farm in New York - report" please note that the manufacturer of the turbine whose blade has collapsed is Goldwind and not General Electric (GE). (corrects information)

A corrected version follows:

One of the blades of a Goldwind (HKG:2208) turbine at the 30-MW Fenner wind farm in Madison County, New York, fell off on Thursday, the Post-Standard of Syracuse reported.

Fenner town officials told the newspaper it was unlikely that the incident was caused by the wind, but rather by a bolt failure.

The North American unit of Italy’s Enel Green Power SpA (BIT:EGPW) is the operator of the wind park, which has been generating power since 2001. According to the officials, the turbine is in the same location as one that had to be replaced after crashing down in December 2009.

Representatives of Enel Green Power North America told the newspaper that they are investigating the incident in collaboration with the turbine supplier. The Fenner wind farm consists of 19 pieces of 1.5-MW turbines made by General Electric (GE) and one 1.5-MW Goldwind machine.

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