The New Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy wind turbine

New giant wind turbines are being erected in Østerild

Tuesday 28 Jan 20

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, MHI Vestas and GE Renewable are in the process of installing wind turbines at three test stands at Test Centre Østerild.

The expansion is well underway at Test Centre Østerild. MHI Vestas is installing a 227 meters tall wind turbine. 

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is also installing a new giant wind turbine. At one of the new test stands, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is installing the tallest wind turbine in Østerild to date. The wind turbine has a height of 234 meters from the foundation to the top blade tip. At the same time, the wind turbine has a capacity of 11 megawatts, which means it can produce power for 10,000 households.

The wind turbine is shipped to Test Centre Østerild in several parts. In week 2, the rear part of the nacelle of the wind turbine was raised 140 meters to be placed on top of the wind turbine tower. This part of the nacelle weighs about 220 tons which is about a third of the full size of the nacelle. When the three nacelle parts are raised and assembled 140 meters above the ground, the nacelle is going to weigh 600 tons - without the three wind turbine blades that are going to be applied afterwards. The three wind turbine blades each weigh about 50 tons, says Søren Storgaard from Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy.

“We are happy to test in Østerild. We have been testing here since the very beginning of the test centre. It is very windy, which makes it a good place to test offshore wind turbines,” he says and continues: 

“I cannot praise DTU Wind Energy enough as a partner. Things are in control and people are very helpful. I have nothing negative to say. "

New wind turbine on test stand 9

Also, GE Renewable Energy is erecting a wind turbine. This takes place on the new test stand number nine. The wind turbine is expected to be installed by late summer 2020.
29 OCTOBER 2020