Wind Energy – Test Center
The Marine Energy Test Center (METCentre) has been licensed to test four new offshore wind turbines on the Norwegian west coast.
This expansion strengthens Norway’s position as an international pioneer in floating offshore wind, says Arvid Nesse, head of METCentre and Norwegian Offshore Wind.
The world’s first floating offshore wind turbine has been tested at the METCentre since 2009, and last year it was joined by the Danish-developed TetraSpar turbine. Now that these latest licenses are in place, means that there will be five more turbines installed by 2026.
Agreements have already been signed with companies for the expanded test capacity.