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Vestas probes turbine collapse

Tower snaps on 660kV machine at Grand Etang project in Nova Scotia

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Investigators are looking into the collapse of a Vestas turbine at the Grand Etang project owned and operated by Canadian utility Nova Scotia Power.

The tower of the 660kW turbine snapped during high winds last week, amid gusts that neared 200km per hour.

“No one was on site at the time of the collapse and no one was injured,” said the utility.

Nova Scotia Power and Vestas are probing the incident.

Constructed about 15 years ago, the single-turbine project was one of the first wind installations in the Atlantic province.

The same turbine model is not used at any other site in the province, either by Nova Scotia Power or independent wind producers, said the utility.

Image: Vestas

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