Ingetur turbine crashes while undergoing testing

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A 1.5 MW turbine manufactured by Ingetur, the wind technology company bought by construction giant Acciona as part of its purchase of renewables power developer Energía Hidroeléctrica de Navarra (EHN), crashed to the ground recently after snapping at a point between the first and second tower sections, according to a report published with photo in regional newspaper Diaro de Navarra. The incident happened at the recently connected 50 MW Vedadillos plant, developed by EHN for Acciona in Navarra's Falces municipality. An unnamed EHN source told the newspaper the turbine fell while undergoing tests on a new system for improving yields in low winds. "This situation caused the turbines to operate at excessive speed and one of the plant's 33 turbines did not respond as quickly as it should have, bringing about its almost complete collapse," said the EHN source. EHN has declined to comment further on the incident. Workers at the site cleared up all debris overnight after the plant was temporarily shut down and EHN expected production to resume in a matter of days.

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