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DTU Wind Energy has opened tenders for the lease of the four new test stands at the Østerild and Høvsøre wind turbine test centers.
On 9 September, a new visitor centre was opened in Østerild, where some of the largest offshore wind turbines are being tested. The visitor centre will open the doors annually for up to 50,000 visitors, according to the Danish Wind Energy Association (DWIA).
MHI Vestas took down its V164 prototype in Østerild on 15 August, after the wind turbine caught fire on 4 August and the turbine manufacturer started an investigation to determine the root cause of the incident.
A MHI Vestas V164 wind turbine has caught fire at the Østerild – National Test Centre for Large Wind Turbines in Denmark, according to local media.
Siemens has installed the SWT-8.0-154 at the national test centre in Østerild, Denmark.
Siemens has obtained DNV GL’s Prototype Certificate for its SWT-8.0-154 offshore wind turbine, which enables the turbine manufacturer to install the prototype at the test centre for wind turbines in Østerild, Denmark, to demonstrate its performance.
The Offshore WIND editorial staff brings the most read articles in 2018 chosen by you, our readers.
The Technical University of Denmark (DTU), the operator of the national test centres for large wind turbines at Østerild and Høvsøre, has just completed the tender process for the rental of the new test stands.
Siemens Gamesa has installed and commissioned the first prototype of the SG 8.0 167 DD offshore wind turbine in Østerild, Denmark.
While Vattenfall’s Danish nearshore wind farms – Vesterhav Syd and Nord – will power numerous light bulbs, the developer has requested permission from the authorities to reduce the night-time light markings on the wind turbines themselves.
The Danish Parliament (Folketinget) has approved the expansion of the Østerild and Høvsøre wind turbine test centers.
The Danish parliament will discuss the expansion of the Høvsøre and Østerild wind turbine test centers on 5 April, according to DTU Wind Energy.
Denmark plans to set aside around DKK 210 million to fund testing of wind turbines outside the established test centers in Høvsøre and Østerild.
The Offshore WIND editorial staff brings the most read news in 2017 chosen by you, our readers. From new technologies in the offshore wind industry to the development of subsidy-free bids, 2017 has shown us that the sector is developing faster than anyone had anticipated.
GE Renewable Energy has contracted Global Wind Service (GWS) for the offshore installation scope on the 396MW Merkur offshore wind farm located in the German North Sea.
Siemens Gamesa has launched a new offshore wind turbine – SG 8.0-167 DD – said to increase the annual energy production (AEP) compared to the 7MW model by 20%. The 8MW turbine is expected to be market-ready in 2020.
A component damaged during installation within the converter module of MHI Vestas V164 prototype in Østerild had led to the turbine catching fire on 4 August, the company informed, adding that this was a standard industry component with a solid track record.
MHI Vestas had installed SPM Instrument’s Intellinova Parallel MB condition monitoring system on the 8MW wind turbines, 32 of which were erected at the Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm, according to SPM’s article from 11 September.