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Gallery: First Wind up-turbine maintenance

UNITED STATES: First Wind has released pictures revealing the work of its maintenance technicians working at the Bull Hill wind project in Maine.

  • The technicians fit climbing harnesses before tackling the 95-metre climb to the nacelle

    The technicians fit climbing harnesses before tackling the 95-metre climb to the nacelle

  • The climb takes around 10 minutes

    The climb takes around 10 minutes

  • Maintenance on the Vestas V100-1.8 turbines is carried out on a scheduled basis

    Maintenance on the Vestas V100-1.8 turbines is carried out on a scheduled basis

  • It can also be carried out in response to a component failure

    It can also be carried out in response to a component failure

  • It is also necessary to perform checks on top of the turbine

    It is also necessary to perform checks on top of the turbine

  • The technicians carry out physical condition checks

    The technicians carry out physical condition checks

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Two First Wind and six Vestas employees work at the project in order to keep the turbines spinning. Turbine inspections, maintenance and periodic repairs are performed by onsite staff on a daily basis.

The 34MW development is made up of 19 Vestas V100-1.8MW turbines and has been operational since 2012.

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