LORC launches new test facility on Lindø
Lindø Offshore Renewables Center (LORC) has launched its new test facilities Lindø HALT Test Facility and Lindø Component and Structure Testing (LCST). According to LORC, the Center has secured an environment for full-scale testing of windmills and propulsion components to support the offshore wind sector.
"It is quite a milestone for LORC, as both installations we embrace today have been part of our plans here on Lindø, and it is also a milestone for the Danish wind mill industry. We now house a comprehensive set of test facilities, all of which have world-class technology and installations, "said Torben Lorentzen, CEO of LORC.
Anders Eldrup, chairman of the board at LORC, emphasized that the development the Center has undergone by saying that in 2012, when A.P. Møller - Mærsk completed its shipyard activities in the Lindø area, a vision of creating a center and wind mill industry on the spot emerged
"As A.P Møller - Mærsk shut down its shipbuilding activities in 2012, there were approximately 2,000 employees in the yard, and 5 years later today, the vision of creating a wind mill farm with many jobs in the former shipyard area is completed, as 3,000 people arrive every morning in through Lindø's port and around 100 businesses that are leaders in the wind mill industry have established themselves here, "said Anders Eldrup.
LORC is a non-profit enterprise, established in 2009 by A.P. Møller - Mærsk, Siemens Gamesa, Ørsted, Vattenfall, Vestas Wind Systems, Wave Star and University of Southern Denmark.
Source: LORC / Maritime