Vestas Turbine Catches Fire At Ontario Wind Farm

NAW Staff, Wednesday 03 April 2013 - 14:46:13

A Vestas V-80 turbine caught fire on Tuesday at the Kingsbridge 1 wind farm, located north of Goderich, Ontario.

Alberta-based utility Capital Power, which owns the 40 MW wind project, says no one was injured and no public property was damaged. The wind farm comprises 22 Vestas V-80 turbines, but the fire was contained to a single machine. The utility says Vestas is on-site and an investigation is under way.

This incident comes about a week after a Vestas V52 850 kW wind turbine collapsed at the Loughderryduff wind farm, located in Donegal, Ireland. Last year, a Vestas V112-3.0 MW caught fire at a German wind farm, and the company later attributed the issue to a loose connection that resulted in an arc flash.







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