MHI Vestas dismantles burnt-out turbine

The large-scale V164 wind turbine at Danish test center Østerild, which burst into flames on Aug. 4, has been taken down for inspection.

Photo: Frank Boutrup Schmidt/Vestas

MHI Vestas' V164 wind turbine at Danish test center Østerild has now been taken down – around ten days after the turbine burst into flames.

Friday Aug. 4 a fire started in the nacelle on the turbine prototype, the world's largest with capacity of 9.5 MW. Firefighters were unable to reach the fire at heights of 140 meters, and the fire thus burned out.

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