Rising more than 230 meters into the air, the next generation of wind turbines rotates in the strong winds at Test Centre Østerild in the northwest part of Jutland.
The public-private partnership at the heart of the Danish wind energy success story is also demonstrated in full force at Test Centre Østerild. Østerild is financed jointly by the wind industry and Technical University of Denmark (DTU). The joint ownership and operation provides globally unique opportunities for both the industry and researchers. DTU Wind Energy operates five of the nine pads at Østerild, while the other four are operated by Vestas and Siemens-Gamesa.
According to the laws regulating Østerild, the industry must cover all expenses related to its establishment and operation. DTU operates the test centre, and its five test pads are open for international companies through open tenders. The next giant to be tested at Østerild will be the Siemens-Gamesa 14 MW turbine, planned for installation in 2021.
Contributors to this solution
Vestas Wind Systems
Wind. It means the world to us.
Vestas is your global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service wind turbines across the globe, and with more than 97 GW of wind turbines in 80 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else.
Denmark’s green laboratory
In Thisted Municipality we consider our region a laboratory or test site, where renewable energy solutions are tested in new ways and in new constellations and then realised.
Development and production of renewable energy has been at the top of the agenda in Thisted