I. Havøygavlen, Blade break down 2008

Blade breakdown at Havøygavlen wind farm

Source: Finnmark Kraft, CEO Egon Leonhardsen

This was the blade break down in winter 2008, lead ingto investigations. Extreme gusts, control system not working perfect in such circumstances as well as probably a weak point. 16 Nordex N80 turbines, each blade 8 tons.


The turbine No. 4 was later replaced by the newcomer Siemens Direct Drive (3 MW). All supported by norwegian government (Enova), insurance as well as  additional support from the company.