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Turbine box and three blades crash to ground in Suzlon powered Spanish owned 149MW Iberdrola Renewables in North Dakota

 Suzlon announced a very impressive record order book of $7.3bn equal to about 5000MW of Wind capacity last quarter. Suzlon in the last couple of months has been on a trail blazing order booking spree. Some of the significant wins have been covered by Panchabuta.

Suzlon Group REpower just concluded a 300MW first contract under a 954 MW framework agreement with Saint-Laurent Énergies. A month back they announced a joint venture with St. Louis based Affinity Wind to develop 150MW projects in Illinois.

According to reports, the turbine box and three huge blades from a wind tower in north-central North Dakota crashed to the ground. The tower is part of a 149-megawatt wind farm owned by Iberdrola Renewables. It includes 71 steel towers.

Iberdrola spokeswoman Jan Johnson said Friday the company and turbine manufacturer Suzlon Wind Energy Corp. are checking the other towers because of the accident.

Johnson says the affected tower was about nine miles north of Rugby. She says the weather was snowy and foggy but the wind was light when the accident happened.

The rotor and blades were attached to a large box called a nacelle. It fell off the tower.

Further, according to another report, Iberdrola suspended the plant after the incident.

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