Dong and Vestas move V164 8MW testing onshore to Østerild

Danish utility Dong Energy is pushing forward plans to test Vestas' V164 8MW offshore turbine by signing an “enhanced” cooperation agreement to deploy the machine at the Østerild test centre in Denmark, instead of at the Frederikshavn facility as originally planned, say the two companies.

The decision means that Dong will test Vestas’ turbine onshore, rather than offshore at Frederikshavn as foreseen in the original agreement signed by the pair.

As a result of the new deal, Dong will get involved in the V164 project at the prototype stage, rather than testing a “pre-series” or serial machine later on.

The companies are not commenting on any financial arrangements involved under Dong's revised role, which will allow it to gain “insight” into the turbine at an earlier stage.

The energy group would later be able to deploy the Log in to read complete article.

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