[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Get weekly updates

when your community is targeted


RSS feeds and more

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate via Paypal

Donate via Stripe

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Campaign Material

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

Wind Watch is a registered educational charity, founded in 2005.

News Watch Home

New Vestas turbine destroyed by fire 

Credit:  By Diarmaid Williams, International Digital Editor | Power Engineering International | 08/07/2017 | www.powerengineeringint.com ~~

A fire at the Osterild Test Centre in Jutland, Denmark on Friday evening has destroyed the nacelle of an MHI Vestas V164 wind turbine.

The cause of the fire is still being investigated, but the company has expressed relief that there were no casualties associated with the incident.

MHI Vestas said: “We are grateful that no one was injured. The fire brigade was called immediately and secured the area around the turbine. As soon as possible, and once it is safe to do so, we will begin investigating the cause of the fire.

“The incident will not affect our construction and installation timetables.”

According to site owner DTU, the test platform was hosting the manufacturer’s 9.5 MW offshore wind prototype.

RE-News reports that emergency services allowed the fire atop the 222-metre machine to burn itself out. Video posted on social media showed a large amount of black smoke emanating from the machine.

MHI Vestas has been testing the V164 platform at Osterild since 2014. The 8 MW version of the V164 is deployed near Esbjerg, Denmark, and at Dong Enegy’s operational 258 MW Burbo Bank 2 offshore wind farm in the Irish Sea.

Source:  By Diarmaid Williams, International Digital Editor | Power Engineering International | 08/07/2017 | www.powerengineeringint.com

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial educational effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
   Donate via Paypal
(via Paypal)
Donate via Stripe
(via Stripe)


e-mail X FB LI TG TG Share

News Watch Home

Get the Facts
© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.


Wind Watch on X Wind Watch on Facebook

Wind Watch on Linked In Wind Watch on Mastodon