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Vestas turbine blaze in Quebec  

Credit:  ReNews | 21/11/2013 | renews.biz ~~

NextEra Energy Canada is investigating the cause of a fire that broke out in a Vestas turbine at the 54MW Mount Copper wind farm in Quebec last week.

The Murdochville fire department responded to a call in the early afternoon of 13 November. The blaze started in the nacelle and spread to the blades, NextEra spokesman Steven Stengel told reNews.

The fire burned itself out by late afternoon. There were no injuries and no other turbines were damaged.

The remaining turbines are operating normally, said Stengel.

Mount Copper features 30 Vestas V80 1.8MW turbines with 67-meter hub heights.

The wind farm started operations in 2005. NextEra bought Mount Cooper from 3Ci Energy in 2008.

Source:  ReNews | 21/11/2013 | renews.biz

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