The site in Aalborg in Denmark will be up and running before the year-end. 

Siemens Gamesa has begun construction of the world’s largest wind turbine blade test stand in Denmark.

The Aalborg site will be capable of performing full-scale tests on future generations of Siemens Gamesa rotor blades.

The test facility will be fully operational before the end of 2019.

The turbine manufacturer said the investment in extensive testing will represent additional savings for Siemens Gamesa’s clients in the future.

The facility will enable the company to “significantly reduce” the risk of technical issues and simultaneously deliver wind turbines that are innovative and reliable.

“The first tests will be on the 94 metre-long blades for the SG 10.0-193DD 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 Garcia Munoz Siemens Gamesa validation means management head.

The building 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 full reliability over the lifetime of the blade in the shortest possible time, while meeting IEC regulations.