A wind turbine tower reportedly collapsed as it was being hoisted as part of the tower's installation. A total of five workers were working at the tower, with one person outside and four people inside.
One person is dead, one has been injured, and three people were rescued unharmed. The National Energy Bureau Xinjiang Supervision Office has issued an accident notice, and regional projects have been suspended.
The National Energy Bureau Xinjiang Supervision Office said that the accident was serious, and the consequences have been grave. The Chinese authorities are working with all stakeholders to address legal responsibilities to comply with regulations for the safety of those involved.
The project construction is now resumed, and one of the project's equipment supplier Windey Energy can start supplying total 84 units of its 7.X turbines including nacelle, hub and blade as scheduled.
Windey Energy Technology Group is a large listed enterprise in Zhejiang province, China. The group has already established a subsidiary named Hanoi Windey Operation and Maintenance Co., Ltd in Vietnam.
In Vietnam, Windey Energy Technology Group has supplied turbines for the 50MW onshore wind power project Tan Tan Nhat - Dak Glei in the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum.
Additionally, Windey Energy Technology Group also provides turbines for Ia Pech and Ia Pech 2 wind power plants in Ia Grai district, Gia Lai province with a total capacity of 100MW, and 50MW Win Energy Chinh Thang in Ninh Thuan province.
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