30 May '18, 2pm

Gamesa turbine catches fire at Ransonmoor wind farm in Cambridgeshire, UK

Gamesa turbine catches fire at Ransonmoor wind farm in Cambridgeshire, UK

Firefighters were called to the burning G80-2.0 at the Ransonmoor wind farm in Cambridgeshire in the east of England at 7.50am on 30 May. Two crews from Cambridge Fire & Rescue Service arrived to find the turbine well alight, with debris falling to the ground. They remained on standby while the nacelle was left to burn out and no firefighting action was required, the service added. Footage shot by firefighters at the site shows the nacelle of the turbine burned out, one blade still burning, smoke damage at the base of the tower, and smoke billowing out into the Fenland countryside. All crews returned to their stations by 10.45am. The cause of the fire is unknown, firefighters said. However, thunder and lightning was due overnight, according to Weatherquest, a privately owned weather forecasting and analysis company based at the University of East Anglia in Norwich. A poten...

Full article: https://www.windpowermonthly.com/article/1466176/gamesa-t...

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