Our client Shane Cadzow writes………..
Around 15th October 2014 when the service Engineer was making a blade inspection as part of the normal servicing, he noticed that part of the trailing edge of one blade had opened up, this was at closer inspection to have been caused by a lightning strike, presumably from a storm that had come through the previous August. This was reported to our broker, Nsure Renewables, on 16th October and an insurer appointed loss adjuster was in touch with us within a few days thereafter.
Following further conversations with NSure it was agreed that we could proceed and look for a suitable company to come and repair the damage.
Fortunately there was a gap in the wind strength in the first week in November and we managed to get B9 Energy to agree to come straight away. However as they are based in the south of England this cost a further day and finding a mobile elevating work platform small and light enough for our Luing ferry meant another trip up from the south. Nevertheless all went according to plan, the B9 folk stayed on the Island 3rd, 4th and 5th November and we were delighted that the job was carried out within the weather window available.
Following the works, Nsure assisted us in presenting the invoices and a satisfactory settlement was agreed. Full payment was received for repairs and consequent lost revenue from our insurers in January 2015.