Siemens: Field modification should fix turbine blade issue

07/22/2013 | (U.K.)

The activity of about 700 wind turbines around the world was cut short when two Siemens-manufactured turbine blades at different wind farms fell off. Siemens conducted a root-cause analysis and determined the blade design was not the issue, but rather a failure in the adhesive bonding was at fault. Siemens said it will conduct "minor field modification to all existing B53 blades to enhance the bond between the root segments."

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