Power from the wind is one of the safest energy forms in use today. The turbines are manufactured with the utmost attention to safety and are installed by construction crews who have years of experience. The components are designed to operate for at least 20 years—and because the wind turbulence at sea is much lower than that on land, offshore wind parks have a longer life.
The turbines are monitored 24 hours a day and are regularly serviced to ensure that they function at peak efficiency with unparalleled safety. The nacelle (the part that contains the gears and generator) contains sensors that monitor everything from wind speed to vibrations to the temperature of the generator. If any of these systems are out of safe parameters, the turbine automatically, and safely, shuts down and alerts the monitoring center. The turbines have fail-safe overspeed protection systems that stop the blades from rotating in the event of system failure. The blades will feather against the wind and use the natural resistance of the wind in conjunction with mechanical braking to stop spinning.Project Overview :: Project Safety