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Cause of fire on Vestas turbine determined – no problems for future deliveries

An independent investigation now shows that damage to an individual component caused the fire on a turbine of the V164 series at the test center in Østerild, Denmark, announces MHI Vestas Offshore Wind in a press release.

En mølle af typen V164 på testcentret i Østerild. | Photo: Frank Boutrup Schmidt/Vestas

MHI Vestas has determined the cause of a fire that took place this August when one of the V164 turbines burst into flames at the Danish test center Ørsterild. An independent investigation shows that an individual component had been damaged during installation. This also means that the 9.5 MW turbine can be delivered on time, MHI Vestas states in a press release.

"The root cause report concluded that the component, a standard industry component with a solid track record, was added solely as part of testing the prototype's future upgrade to 9.5 MW. As such, none of MHI Vestas' turbines currently in operation or under construction are at risk," writes MHI Vestas Offshore in the press release.

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