Ørsted investigates turbine fire at Dutch offshore wind farm

Danish utility Ørsted is looking into an incident involving one of the malfunctioned turbines at the Borssele 1 & 2 wind farm, 22 km off the coast of the Dutch province of Zeeland.

The malfunction, which subsequently led to a fire in the unit’s nacelle, took place while no employees were present at the site. No one was injured, the operator said.

The turbine was delivered by Siemens Gamesa and the manufacturer is looking into the cause of the failure in close cooperation with Ørsted and also which parts of the damaged unit can be reused.

Currently, the largest operational offshore wind farm in the Netherlands with a capacity of 752 MW, features 94 Siemens Gamesa 8 MW turbines. The remaining 93 turbines are operating within parameters and the wind farm will continue to run, except for the damaged turbine and two other units directly connected to it.

Adis Ajdin

Adis is an experienced news reporter with a background in finance, media and education. He has written across the spectrum of offshore energy and ocean industries for many years and is a member of International Federation of Journalists. Previously he had written for Navingo media group titles including Offshore Energy, Subsea World News and Marine Energy.
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