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Newly installed Vestas turbine collapses

A 230-meter-tall model V150 turbine buckled over this weekend at a Swedish wind farm still under installation

This is not the wind turbine that collapsed this weekend but rather one that fell apart five year back in Sweden. | Photo: Vestas/Statens Haverikommission

Early Sunday morning, one of 17 Vestas wind turbines collapsed at Sweden's Aldermyrberget project. Photos from local media Norran, the first to cover the story, show that the turbine tower cracked a few meters above the ground, leaving a completely damaged machine. No injuries are reported, informs project developer WPD.

"It feels like we have woken up the whole world this morning, so now we'll have to see what happens," WPD Scandinavia Chief Executive Maria Röske tells Norran on Sunday regarding the effects of the incident, the cause of which has not been established.

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