Repaired, Not Scrapped: How Wind Turbines Are Overhauled
June 4, 2013
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What happens when heavy machinery is at the end of its life? Whether for the mining or the tunnel building industry, wind power or ship's engines - everywhere machines reach a point when they no longer work.
But that doesn't mean they're ready for the scrap heap. The Eickhoff company in Bochum repairs old machinery.
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