Damaged Wind Turbine

After a new 117-meter tall wind turbine was damaged by a thermal event even before it was commissioned for operation, the wind farm owner looked for a safe and expeditious means to fell the damaged unit without compromising the ability to reuse the foundation for a replacement unit. Controlled Demolition, Inc. (CDI) designed preparation of the unit to permit its client, North Coast Enterprise, to pre-salvage the Down Tower Assembly (DTA) before CDI’s felling of the unit into that area which minimized disruption of wind farm and agricultural assets at the site. Total preparation time was less than 24-working-hours. The unit was felled by CDI on May 22, 2023, and debris from the unit was cleaned up and removed by North Coast and their site contractor by May 31, 2023. There was no damage to the foundation.