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Final two test stands at Østerild Test Centre leased out

Thursday 25 Sep 14


Peter Hjuler Jensen
Deputy Head of DTU Wind Energy
DTU Wind Energy
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DTU has now leased out the last two vacant test stands at Østerild Test Centre. The vacant test stands were auctioned, and more bids were received than could be satisfied.

Test stand number 1 has been leased to EDF Energies Nouvelles from France. EDF will use the test stand to test and refine the wind turbine they expect to use in the years ahead for planned offshore wind farms in France. EDF has chosen to use Alstom’s 6 MW wind turbine in its French offshore wind farms, and will conduct the tests jointly with the wind turbine manufacturer.

Test stand number 4 has been leased to Vestas Wind Systems. Vestas already has two test stands at Østerild Test Centre, but needs additional test capacity for testing and further developing their wind turbines. The test stands will be taken over in early 2015.

DTU is pleased to be able to offer Vestas yet another test site and continue the good partnership. We also look very much forward to partnering with EDF Renewables and Alstom.