Senvion UK has confirmed that a wind turbine component found at the road side adjacent to the Longpark wind farm, at Stow in the Scottish Borders, was a fibreglass spoiler that was being stored at ground level at the site and that it did not detach or fall from any of the turbines.
Maintenance work on the turbine spoilers was recently carried out at Longpark and a number of spoilers had been removed from the MM-type turbines and were being stored at the site.
An inspection carried out at the wind farm with the owner EDF Energy Renewables has shown that all of the spoilers which were not removed as part of the maintenance work are still in place on the relevant turbines.
An Edinburgh-based spokeswoman for the German turbine manufacturer said: “Senvion and EDF Energy Renewables believe that it is unlikely that this spoiler, one of those being stored at ground level, could have found its way to the road side due to the wind and will continue to investigate how it could have been displaced.
“In the meantime the wind farm has resumed normal operations.”