A turbine has collapsed at ScottishPower’s under-construction 239MW Kilgallioch wind farm in southwest Scotland.

The tower of a Gamesa machine failed on Friday, 13 January, a period during which the country was being hit by a winter storm.

The turbine failed around halfway up the structure, according to one project source.

A spokeswoman for ScottishPower Renewables said: “We are currently investigating an incident relating to an installed turbine at Kilgallioch wind farm during the early hours of Friday, January 13." 

She added: "The turbine was not yet operational and no one was in the vicinity at the time.”

Gamesa said: "Gamesa is currently investigating, jointly with the owner of the wind farm, the root cause of this incident."

The Spanish manufacturer is supplying a mix of G114 an G97 hardware to the project, which is located in Dumfries and Galloway. The project is due to be operational later this year.

Image: a Gamesa machine going up at Kilgallioch (SPR)