A wind farm in Northern Ireland has closed after a 100m-tall turbine collapsed.
The £2M turbine, supplied by Nordex UK, fell to the ground at Screggagh Windfarm in County Tyrone at 9pm on Friday 2 January.
Wind speeds were said to be moderate. Emergency services attended the scene shortly afterwards. No-one was on the site at the time, and no debris escaped.
However, the wind farm will not operate again until its remaining seven turbines have been declared safe.
Screggagh Windfarm director Doreen Walker said: “We are currently investigating the circumstances that led to the collapse of the turbine at Screggagh windfarm.
“We have been working closely with Nordex UK Ltd, the suppliers of the windfarm turbines, to ensure that the site has been made safe. A further statement will be made once the investigation has been completed and the reasons for the failure confirmed.”
She added: “The Screggagh windfarm has been completely shut down since the wind turbine collapsed. It will remain shut down until Nordex UK has completed a full investigation in to the remaining seven wind turbines and confirmed that they are safe to operate.”