WES turbines and hurricanes
In these times of Corona, we look back to a crisis that did not concerned the entire world but ‘only’ a part of it. Autumn 2017, a number of hurricanes come ashore in the Caribbean and leave major damage.
During the category 5 hurricanes ‘Irma’ and ‘Maria’, one of our engineers was on one of the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean.
Our colleague witnessed the huge storms and the damage they caused. Roofs were flying through the air, buildings toppled like matchsticks. Our WES250 turbines were also put to the test by both hurricanes. These turbines are equipped with an internal crane, which can lower the major components. The WES towers are hurricane proof and therefore survived Irma and Maria both unscathed.