Image source: MHI Vestas
7 August 2017
An MHI Vestas V164 wind turbine has caught fire at the Østerild – National Test Centre for Large Wind Turbines in Denmark, according to local media.
The turbine caught fire on Friday evening, 4 August. Local fire fighters allowed the fire to burn itself out as the available equipment could not reach the flames at the height of 140 metres.
No one was injured in the incident the causes of which will now be investigated.
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), the operator of the Østerild Test Centre, have yet to respond to inquiries made by Offshore WIND.
The information on the test centre’s web site lists the recently launched 9.5MW unit as the only version of the MHI Vestas V164 model currently being tested at the site.