Repairs made to County's wind turbines in Kemptown

Repairs recently had to be made to the two wind turbines at the Kemptown Waste Management Facility.

According to the Solid Waste Management report presented at Colchester Council Committee Thursday night, the turbine monitoring program warned of an air leak in the braking system of both turbines.

The company contracted to perform annual maintenance on the turbines, Molen Renewable Energy Specialists, discovered the nuts securing the airlines to the braking system had worked loose.

The report states it was determined that during assembly of the units, the manufacturer neglected to use a thread locking compound on the nuts which would prevent them from working loose.

Thread locking compound was applied and the airlines were secured at a cost of just under $3,000.