MONTREAL, QC, Aug. 19, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian office of ENERCON, an international leader in wind turbine design and sales, informs of an isolated incident that occurred on Wednesday, August 17th at the Point Tupper wind farm located close to Port Hawkesbury, in Nova Scotia. This event led the technical team of ENERCON to launch an investigation to determine its cause.
During a scheduled component exchange, an incident triggered the ENERCON evacuation protocol. The technician on site diligently followed such protocol, and safely evacuated the turbine and the surroundings in time to avoid any injuries prior to the turbine's collapse. Only property damage has been reported.
With close to 1,000 wind turbines installed in Canada over the course of the last 15 years, this is the first time that such an event has occurred.
ENERCON Canada has confirmed that a technical team has launched an investigation as to the causes of the incident. This incident did not occur during regular operations and is undoubtedly an isolated one.
The affected turbine is currently being disconnected from the grid and the rest of the wind farm continues to safely operate.
About ENERCON in Canada:
Established in Germany over 30 years ago, ENERCON is an international leader in wind turbine design and sales. Known worldwide for its gearless generator technologies, high manufacturing standards, and comprehensive long-term service agreements, the company has become synonymous with reliability and performance. To date, ENERCON has installed more than 25,600 turbines worldwide, ranging from 500 kW to 7.5 MW, representing more than 41.2 GW of installed capacity.
A major player in the Canadian market since its entry in 2001, ENERCON Canada Inc. has over 450 employees with offices located in Montreal, Toronto and Dartmouth, service stations coast-to-coast, a manufacturing site in Matane (QC), and a dedicated training and warehouse facility in Boucherville (QC). ENERCON Canada Inc. currently has over 2,000 MW installed throughout seven Canadian provinces and territories.
SOURCE ENERCON Canada Inc.
For further information: ENERCON Canada, 514-363-7266