Wind turbine makers GE has confirmed it has launched a “thorough investigation” into one of its flagship models after a series of blade failures.

The latest mechanical breakdowns occurred last week when 48.7m-long blades fell off TWO separate GE 1.6-100 wind turbines at different locations in the US in the space of just four days.

A third blade failure was reported the previous week at another wind farm and now GE customers in the UK are being contacted with news of the investigation.


may hurry · November 24, 2013 at 6:45 pm

think the phrase “mechanical breakdown” is a clue, turbines are machines – and its common knowledge – to people with intact brain cells – machines break down – SIMPLES – unfortunately it will take the serious injury/death of some innocent person before action is taken on these excrescences.

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