'One dead, one missing' after China turbine blaze
Huaneng has not confirmed details of the incident, which took place on 7 February but has only just been reported. ...CSR is a relatively new entrant to the wind turbine market. It has not commented, leaving several questions unanswered, including why the accident was only reported now, why CSR did not immediately inform AMSC and how a victim could still be missing two weeks after the fact.
February 23, 2012
by Dominique Patton
in Recharge News
An engineer has died and another classed as missing after a wind turbine made by China's CSR caught fire in Inner Mongolia, according to local reports.
The accident happened at the Zhurihe Wind Farm No. 2 in Tongliao, Inner Mongolia, operated by Huaneng Renewables, says Chinese business newspaper 21cbh.
The two maintenance staff were carrying out work on the turbine's power converter, which was manufactured by AMSC of the US, sources told the newspaper.
AMSC spokesman Jason Fredette says the company "just learned about this accident through the media today. ... Our initial communications with people involved with this... [continue via Web link]