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Heavy smoke: wind turbine suddenly in flames

First responders were called to a scene in Kittsee in Burgenland on Monday where a wind turbine suddenly caught fire. 

Burgenland, AUSTRIA -- First responders were called to a scene in Kittsee in Burgenland on Monday where a wind turbine suddenly caught fire. A dense, black column of smoke quickly formed, visible from afar. However, the emergency services were only able to provide the necessary security on site.

Passersby had noticed the flames in the evening and alerted the fire department. However, the fire brigades who first arrived could not do much locally other than cordon off an area within 500 meters of the turbine and made sure that the plant could "burn off in a controlled manner," a spokesman said.

Fire investigators were looking into the cause of the fire on Tuesday. The operator, Energie Burgenland, currently assumes that a technical problem with the turbine ignited the fire.

The turbine appears to be one of the eighteen Enercon turbines operating in Kittsee. The facility was commissioned in two phases. In 2004, twelve Enercon E66/1800 turbines (1.8MW) were placed in service. Later in 2011, six Enercon E82/2300 turbines (2.3 MW) were added.The total installed capacity is 35.4 MW. No information is available regarding the model of turbine that burned.

Burgenland, AUSTRIA -- First responders were called to a scene in Kittsee in Burgenland on Monday where a wind turbine suddenly caught fire. A dense, black column of smoke quickly formed, visible from afar. However, the emergency services were only able to provide the necessary security on site.

Passersby had noticed the flames in the evening and alerted the fire department. However, the fire brigades who first arrived could not do much locally other than cordon off an area within 500 meters of the turbine and made sure that the plant could "burn off in a controlled manner," a spokesman said.

Fire investigators were looking into the cause of the fire on Tuesday. The operator, Energie Burgenland, currently assumes that a technical problem with the turbine ignited the fire.

The turbine appears to be one of the eighteen Enercon turbines operating in Kittsee. The facility was commissioned in two phases. In 2004, twelve Enercon E66/1800 turbines (1.8MW) were placed in service. Later in 2011, six Enercon E82/2300  turbines (2.3 MW) were added.The total installed capacity is 35.4 MW. No information is available regarding the model of turbine that burned.


Source: https://www.krone.at/2014621

OCT 1 2019
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