Fire hits windfarm off Jiangsu, one missing

Fire hits windfarm off Jiangsu, one missing

A fire broke out on an offshore substation platform at the SPIC Binhai North windfarm near Yancheng, Jiangsu on Saturday.

According to Huadian Heavy Industries, the construction contractor of the windfarm, 19 workers onboard the platform jumped into the ocean after they failed to contain the fire during a thunderstorm at the time the incident occurred.

The local maritime safety authority started rescue operations immediately and managed to rescue 18 workers and put out the fire, but one worker remains missing.

The SPIC Binhai North windfarm is being developed by China’s State Power Investment Corporation, and it is one of the largest windfarms in Asia.

Investigations into the cause of the fire are underway and the search operations for the remaining worker is still ongoing.

Jason Jiang

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