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Wind turbine blade collapse causes VND200 billion in damage

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – A wind turbine blade collapse at the Hoa Binh 5 Wind Power Plant in the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu has caused an estimated loss of VND200 billion, Pham Van Thieu, chairman of the Bac Lieu Province People’s Committee, said today, March 4.

The incident, which occurred on March 1 in Vinh Thinh Commune, Hoa Binh District, saw the blades of a wind turbine tower weighing over 100 tons falling to the ground from a height of more than 140 meters, shattering upon impact.

Prompt action was taken by Hacom Bac Lieu Energy JSC, the wind farm’s investor, who reported the situation to local authorities. Emergency response teams were dispatched to secure the scene immediately.

There were no casualties reported as the incident took place in a shrimp farming area, away from residential areas.

Thieu attributed the incident to technical faults and urged the company to swiftly address the situation and resume operations, the local media reported.

The Hoa Binh 5 Wind Power Plant is part of a larger project approved by the provincial government and has a total investment of VND3.2 trillion.

Bac Lieu is currently home to 10 wind power projects, with a total capacity of 660 MW. Eight of these projects are operational, with a designed capacity of around 470 MW.

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