Vestas wind turbine catches fire

A Vestas V112-3 MW wind turbine caught fire at the Gross Ellstorf wind farm in Lower Saxony, Germany on March 30. No injuries were reported.

Vestas said in a release that the turbine was working normally before the fire started. The V112 is the company’s newest turbine model.

Three other V112 turbines sited nearby were shut down for safety reasons. Vestas said it is not sure why the fire started, but an independent third party will assist in a full investigation. The company reviewed the entire fleet through its Global Vestas Performance and Diagnostics Center.

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