HEVERLEE: Technology industry collective Sirris plans to build a first-of-its-kind testing centre on the Belgian coast to trial large next-generation offshore wind turbine components. The organisation is scouting locations for the Sirris Offshore Renewable Energy Lab (Sorel). Sirris envisages the centre having several 2.5MW turbines, as well as: n a lidar (light detection and ranging) facility to translate measurement of local wind resources into meteorological data sets and models;. n hook-ups to monitor performance and conditioning systems; and n operations and maintenance (O&M) simulators.