In first of the two collapses, near the city of Århus, a 10-year-old windmill began spinning out of control during high winds. A recording of the explosion-like collapse shows one of the wing blades breaking off, casting debris into the three other wings and shearing the 60- metre tower nearly in half.According to The Copenhagen Post report, there has also been at least one other case of a windmill exploding in Denmark and others elsewhere:
The climate minister, Connie Hedegaard, is calling for an investigation to determine the cause of two violent wind turbine collapses in Denmark in the past week.The incident was also reported in other Danish news outlets.
Both of the windmills were produced by Vestas, and Hedegaard's request to the Energy Board comes after other breakdowns both here and abroad have been reported in the past two months.
Last updated: 19th June 2008
First published: 19th June 2008
Write-up by Brett M. Christensen