Borssele 1&2 turbine caught fire

Energy company Ørsted reported on Wednesday 27 October that one of its turbines in the offshore wind farm Borssele 1&2 off the coast of Zeeland had experienced a malfunction and subsequently caught fire in the nacelle. As a consequence, two other windturbines are temporarily out of order.

According to the company, no employees were present when the fire broke out and no one was injured. The turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa, which supplied all 94 SG 8.0-167 DD 8 MW wind turbines, is investigating the cause of the failure in close cooperation with Ørsted.

The damaged turbine is being dismantled and Ørsted is looking into which parts of the turbine could possibly be reused. The other 93 turbines at Borssele 1 & 2 do not have any defects.

The offshore wind farm that celebrated its first anniversary on 6 September continues to operate, with the exception of the damaged turbine and two other turbines that are directly connected to it. These two turbines have not sustained any damage and show no abnormalities. Ørsted is working to get these two turbines back online as soon as possible, the company reports. Source: Ørsted

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