Siemens Energy (NYSE: SI) has opened what is reported to be the largest wind turbine research and development facility in the world.
The company has chosen Denmark as the site for two major Research & Development test facilities for wind turbine technology in Denmark.
The new test center in Brande features test stands for major components of Siemens wind turbines, including generators, main bearings and complete nacelles.
In Aalborg, seven blade test stands are capable to perform full scale tests of rotor blades, including the world’s largest blade in operation with a length of 75 meters. In combination, the two facilities form the world’s largest R&D test center for wind turbine technology.
“Our investments in testing today will result in savings for our customers tomorrow”; says Felix Ferlemann, CEO of the Siemens Wind Power Division in Siemens Energy. “With our extensive tests of all major components of a wind turbine we can significantly reduce the risk of technical issues in the field.
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