GE must be open with the industry over the causes of the string of turbine collapses that have hit its machines in 2019, to ensure safety and reassure concerned wind farm operators, said a leading sector consultant.

The incidents – the latest earlier this week in Brazil, injuring a worker – are the subject of investigations by the US OEM, which faces renewed scrutiny over the safety of its machines.

“Five turbines collapsing in one year from the same manufacturer will raise concerns among the asset owners using the GE 2.X