An investigation has been launched by leading turbine manufacturer Vestas after a recent turbine failure in Thailand.
November 1, 2018 | mintselection.com
Vestas has confirmed that a nacelle detached itself from the main tower and collapsed to the ground with the blades at the Wind Energy Holding’s 60 turbine wind site in the Nakhon Ratchasima and Chaiyaphum region. Vestas confirmed that no one was injured or any other turbines damaged by the recent accident.
Vestas explained that the area has been secured and technicians are working alongside Wind Energy Holding Group to investigate the cause of the failure.
Vestas emphasised that both their business and Wind Energy Holding Group take safety and overall quality very seriously, and have deactivated all remaining turbines on site as a further precautionary measure. Vestas explained that they wouldn’t comment on the failure until further investigation.
The project was only recently completed and commissioned. Vestas was contracted in 2018 to supply and install the turbines and provide a long-term output management contract, guaranteeing a defined level of availability and performance.