COPENHAGEN - A test version of MHI Vestas' V164 turbine, the world's most powerful wind turbine at 9 megawatts, has caught fire at a test centre in the west of Denmark. The turbine stands 722 feet with a rotor diameter of 164 meters (538 feet).
"Our technicians and experts will look into what has caused the fire," a Vestas spokesman told Reuters, declining to comment further.
The V164 model is MHI Vestas' top model designed to challenge Siemens Gamesa <SGREN.MC>, the market leader in the growing offshore market.
MHI Vestas is a joint venture of Japan'sMitsubishi Heavy Industries and Denmark's Vestas.