Wind turbine destroyed by fire in Binh Thuan

A wind turbine was destroyed by fire Sunday morning in the southern province of Binh Thuan. It belongs to the Binh Thanh Wind Power Plant in Tuy Phong District.

Wind turbine destroyed by fire in Binh Thuan
The turbine was completely destroy in the fire. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyen Thanh

Huynh Van Dien, chairman of the Tuy Phong People’s Committee, said an electrical fault is thought to have started the blaze.

The plant workers, local police and firefighters worked together to extinguish the fire.

The Binh Thanh Wind Power Plant was invested by the Vietnam Renewable Energy Co Ltd with a total fund of about VND2 trillion (US$87 million). It was built in 2008.

 

The plant has 80 turbines with total capacity of 120MW.

Each turbine is 85m in height with 77m blades weighing around 255 tonnes. — VNS

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