Test Centre Høvsøre

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.

At Høvsøre, 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. The flat terrain west of the test centre means that the wind conditions at the turbines are very well-documented.

A measuring mast has been erected west of each turbine and a meteorological mast south of the turbine row. There are also two 165-metre light masts east of the turbine row.

Taller wind turbines in the future

From 2019, it has been possible to test seven offshore wind turbines at test centre Høvsøre   after the Danish Government decided to expand the test centre with two additional test stands.

After the expansion of the test centre, it is possible to test taller wind turbines. Before the expansion, it was possible to test wind turbines of up to 165 metres in height - measured from the ground to the upper blade tip. After the expansion, it is possible to test offshore wind turbines of up to 200 metres.

 Stand Company Wind Turbine Type Effect MW Rotor Diameter (meters) Hub Height (meters) Tip Height (meters)
1 Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SG-2,7-129 2.7  129 92  156,5
Vestas  Vestas 
2.0     116 92 150
4  Nordex Energy GmbH  Nordex
3.3   100 75 125
5  Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SWT-DD-120 4,5 120 99.5  159,5
6 Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy          
7 Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

Deputy Head of Department

Peter Hjuler Jensen
+ 45 4677 5037

Research Technician

Anders Ramsing Vestergaard
DTU Wind Energy
+45 21 33 00 41
See how the wind blows and how it influences the energy in Høvsøre at the moment