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Four Fullabrook wind turbines to be repaired

By NDJJoel  |  Posted: November 27, 2012

  • Cranes at Fullabrook Wind Farm where four turbines will be repaired this week

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FOUR turbines at Fullabrook wind farm are having to be repaired this week after gearbox faults were identified.

Fullabrook operators ESB say turbine manufacturers Vestas have conceded there is a known defect which affects four of the turbines at Fullabrook.

The four turbines will be out of use for two days while the problem is repaired.

ESB spokesman Kieran O’Neill said: “Vestas are replacing the affected gearboxes under warranty and service contracts.

“The gearbox is located in the nacelle and requires a crane to be onsite for lifting purposes.

“This work will be done under the main service contract and will not impact on the overall availability targets for the wind farm.”

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  • Bangtastic  |  November 28 2012, 8:36PM

    Scrap them all and build a nuclear power station. Pound for pound over time it is much more cost effective means of power.

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  • Vindpust  |  November 27 2012, 1:58PM

    More flatulent 'windspeak' from the industry: "This work ... will not impact on the overall availability targets for the wind farm."!? Of course it will - if the turbines are not operating due to gearbox faults and repairs then they are not available and this must affect 'overall availability targets'.

  • mr_realist  |  November 26 2012, 10:20PM

    Bogus technology imposed on us by a fascist dictatorship known as the EU, get rid of them!

  • Brizz_Tony  |  November 26 2012, 8:00PM

    Was the crane the one that broke down by Bishops Nympton? Not going well for these noisy monstrosities, I think. It is completely wrong to put them near to peoples' houses.

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