The Danish government has given the green light to the addition of four new stands to the 12 already available at the wind turbine testing centres in Osterild and Hovsore.
The expansion will allow the testing of bigger turbines and new technology. Two new stands will be added to the five in Hovsore and two to the seven in Osterild, the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) said last week. The move makes it possible to test turbines with a height of up to 200 metres (656 ft) at the former, and up to 330 metres at the latter.
The agreement to expand the national test centres has been reached by the Danish government together with the Social Democrats, the Danish People’s Party, and the Socialist People’s Party. It follows a proposal by three Danish ministries from January to add five new stands.
The Osterild and Hovsore testing sites have been used by major European wind turbine makers such as Siemens (ETR:SIE), Vestas (CPH:VWS) and Nordex (ETR:NDX1).