If all goes well, in the next three to four years a large test centre for offshore wind turbines will be built at the Lindø shipyard.
The test facility will be one of the world’s largest in the field and will cost DKK 250-300 million. The plans have just been adopted at a board of directors’ meeting at Lindoe Offshore Renewables Center (LORC).
The board has approved a cooperation agreement with Risø DTU, which are already experts in wind energy.
The centre, which is called a test bench, will be built in one of the Lindø shipyard’s medium-sized buildings located close to the wharf.
“The test bench will make it possible for us in Denmark to maintain our leading position in wind energy. I am very happy that it is going to be part of our test and demonstration centre at Lindø”, says Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, Chairman for LORC.
The test bench is to give companies and researchers the opportunity to test parts for wind turbines under conditions that can be compared with a location at sea. It will be possible to work with wind turbines of up to 10 megawatts. Today, the largest are 3.5 megawatts.
“And we have already incorporated the possibility of moving to an even larger size later on”, says Poul Nyrup.
The building of the centre will take place gradually over approximately three years.