//
you're reading...
SMIPP

Large increase in Wind Farm Accidents prompts Hamburg Conference

windfarmaction

Wind farm developers are cutting corners in construction that put lives at risk. Crane operators, at a recent conference in Hamburg, were told that reducing roadways to 4 meters from the original 5 meters and reducing the size of crane pad plus over steep gradients are putting crane operators and installation engineers at risk. The pressure to install on windy days and the movement from pad to pad without de-rigging, all to reduce costs, is causing an explosion in the level of accidents on wind farm sites within the last year. A recent accident that toppled a crane resulted in a bill of €800,000 to the owners. The practice of lifting blades already installed to the hub is deemed as adding extra danger to an already dangerous activity. Further technical concerns were expressed as to the decommissioning of turbines where loads taking up at height can cause jamming of the…

View original post 148 more words

Advertisements

About SMIPP Ltd.

SMIPP Ltd is a DG Independent Power Plant Private Joint Stock Company. 25-60 MW Gas Turbines Power Generators

Discussion

Comments are closed.

Calendar

May 2012
M T W T F S S
« Apr   Aug »
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031  
Follow SMIPP Ltd. on WordPress.com

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 3,670 other followers

Categories

share this blog

Bookmark and Share

Archives

Follow me on Twitter

Today In Energy

%d bloggers like this: