Struck by Lightning

Our team removed an EVO FX Hub in Carmarthenshire after one of the turbine’s blades was struck by lightning.

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The lightning strike destroyed the blade. The team isolated the bladed, removed it and sent it to Italy. Figo the dog came along to help. Repairs are underway and the turbine will soon be back up and running.

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Faccombe: Vestas V39 Gearbox Swap

Spectrum were approached by the owners of a Vestas V39, located on the Faccombe estate in Hampshire. The client had purchased a refurbished gearbox and arranged shipment to site. Our team was tasked with removing the existing gearbox from the nacelle, and replacing this with the clients new gearbox.

The procedure was time critical, as the old gearbox had to be removed and stuffed in the same vehicle as the new gearbox was arriving. This had to be done on the same day.

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Our clients were very happy with our efficiency and dedication. If you are looking for professional servicing for your wind turbine, get in touch with us.

Abergwaun: Endurance X29 Gearbox Refurb

Spectrum currently service and maintain the Abergwaun community wind turbine (X29) at Trebover Farm. The turbine is located near Fishguard in Pembrokeshire. Following one of our service inspections, it was found that some of the gearbox teeth were fractured, and were disintegrating inside the gearbox. After some intense research and due diligence, it was decided that we would remove the gearbox and refurbish it, at one of our specialist partners’ facility.

This process took 12 weeks from start to finish, and the turbine is now fully operational.

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Get in touch to see if we can help to improve the performance of your wind turbine.

New Recruits!

In September, we welcomed two new trainees to our team, Jordan and Alex. They are training to become fully qualified wind turbine engineers, and have just completed their Working at Heights & Rescue course.

The boys visited our site at Hockerton to do their first climb, and they were complete naturals. Our senior engineer Colm believes that getting stuck in is the best way to learn, and wasted no time putting them to work.

 

Colm is taking them under his wing, and ensuring they get as much practical experience as possible. Being onsite and gaining first-hand experience is very important, and they have already completed their first scheduled service.

The next challenge for the boys is travelling to Wales with Colm & Scott, two of our most experienced engineers, to service a wind turbine and fix some performance issues. We are very happy to welcome the boys to our small team, and look forward to seeing them grow and progress.