Wainfleet has a turbine missing its blade or what the wind industry likes to call “a rare event” or in fanciful terms, a component liberation.
Turbine 5 haunts the horizon in the Wainfleet Wind Energy project. The installation is comprised of 5 Vestas V100-1.8 MW which have a hub height of 95m and a rotor diameter of 100m. This smaller project began commercial operation in 2014 and is one of many wind projects for the rural area of southern Ontario. Only three years old and a broken blade already needing to be removed. Nothing new to see here, just a whole lot of useless mess to get rid of.
Wainfleet Wind Energy turbine 5 missing a blade, 3 years after being erected. Ontario, August 2017