Thyborøn Port lends a hand in moving Siemens Gamesa components to Høvsøre test site
All hands were on deck at Thyborøn Port on the Danish North Sea coast recently as BBC Bergen arrived at the port with wind turbine blades destined for the Høvsøre test site.
The units were unloaded by Tage Kristensen using mobile cranes with Blue Water Thyborøn acting as the agent on the call. Mammoeat and Siemens Gamesa picked the Port of Thyborøn as one of the stops the latter’s wind turbine components need to pass on their way to the test site.
In order to move the wind blades from the project quay to the main road and onwards to the Høvsøre test site a cooperation with Thyborøn Nordsøral and Kroghs.
DTU Wind Energy runs Test Centre Høvsøre on the West coast of Jutland. At the seven testing stands, international companies test their wind turbine concepts and collect data from tests carried out on the turbines. It is possible to test and document safety, the turbine’s performance and noise emission.
It is possible to test offshore wind turbines of up to 200 metres in height. The wind from the North Sea blows almost undisturbed to the turbines on the test centre, and the wind thus reaches a strength corresponding to the conditions for turbines erected offshore.