The site will be capable of performing full-scale tests on the next generations rotor blades and is expected to be fully operational before the end of 2019.

This R&D investment in extensive testing seeks to enable the company to significantly reduce the risk of technical issues surrounding wind turbines.

The first tests will be on the 94 meter-long blades for the SG 10.0-193 DD offshore wind turbine, which are almost the same length as one soccer field. We are however building the test stand to accommodate the blade sizes that we will see in the future,

...said Vicente García Muñoz, Head of Validation Means Management at SGRE.

The gigantic structure in Aalborg will have more steel rebar reinforcement per square meter than a wind turbine foundation, so that it has the capability to accelerate the test and prove reliability over the lifetime of the blade in the shortest possible time, while full respecting IEC regulations, the company said.

In late August, the University of Hull announced partnership with Siemens Gamesa to offer an MSc Masters Degree Apprenticeship in Offshore Wind Energy Engineering through the University’s Department of Engineering.


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