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Danes unveil turbine test push

Five slots to be added at Osterild and Hovsore wind sites

The Danish government plans to expand the country’s two test centres for large wind turbines with five new slots.

It aims to add three slots at the Osterild site and another two seats at the Hovsore facility.

The expansion paves the way for the installation of wind turbines with up to 330 metres in height in Osterild and 200 metres in Hovsore to accommodate future technology, the Danish Wind Energy Association said.

The lobby group and Danish innovation initiative Megavind had called for new test facilities to help maintain the country’s competitive edge.

“The decision ensures that the companies in the Danish wind industry will continue to have access to the world's leading test facilities, creating the basis for further growth in Denmark,” Danish Wind Energy Association director Jan Hylleberg said.

Image: Wind turbine at Osterild (Siemens)

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