News - November 6, 2013

Autumn storm on Campus

Nicolette Meerstadt

The autumn storm on Monday 28 October took its toll on the campus. Two trees fell, one next to the Leeuwenborch and one on the Bornsesteeg.

A huge construction board at the entrance to the campus also collapsed. There was no further significant damage reported at any of the Wageningen UR sites, says the Facilities and Services service desk.  The Lelystad wind turbines were barely affected by the wind. In the past, wind turbines had to be turned off if the wind got too strong as otherwise they would rotate so fast they would break. But the newest generation, which includes the ones in Lelystad, has an automatic braking mechanism to stop that.