In Aalborg, you enter an area with the highest concentration of blade testing facilities in the world and work alongside numerous frontrunners in wind energy technology such as Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and BLAEST. Growth and increasing competition on the global wind energy market has skyrocketed the demand for wind energy research and development, in which reliable wind turbine blade testing is vital. Consequently, Aalborg as one of the world’s leading test sites, plays a key role in the industry.
Test Centre Østerild - testing on a grand scale
If you are at the forefront of development in offshore wind power technology, you will benefit from Test Centre Østerild, not far from Aalborg. The test centre is located on the windy west coast and comprises nine outdoor testing sites for the largest offshore wind turbines in the world. Five of the sites have enough capacity to test wind turbines of up to 330 meters from ground to blade tips. Consequently, some of the largest offshore wind power players use Østerild for testing the products of the future – most recently, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has begun installing and testing a prototype, that will be the biggest wind turbine ever built.
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