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Wind turbine collapses in Scotland

Onshore wind turbine

An investigation is underway at a Scottish wind farm after a turbine collapsed.

Developer Scottish Power Renewables is currently investigating the incident, which took place Friday 13 January at Killgallioch Windfarm in Ayrshire.

Contractors are currently installing 96 Gamesa turbines at the site which will have an operating capacity of up to 239MW when complete.

“We are currently investigating an incident relating to an installed turbine at Kilgallioch Windfarm during the early hours of Friday, January 13,” said a Scottish Power spokesperson.

“The turbine was not yet operational and no one was in the vicinity at the time.”

Scottish Power Renewables has previously estimated that the farm could generate enough electricity to supply the equivalent of more than 160,000 homes.

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