Facilities - Energy Innovation

Energy innovation

Training centre

aimed at the needs of the wind energy industry.

The world’s most extensive wind energy qualification centre

Training facilities

Egersund Wind Hub will be a training centre designed specifically for the needs of the wind energy industry. It redefines state-of-the-art technology, whereby the hub will offer combined onshore and offshore facilities.   This creative endeavour is a one-of-a-kind, multifaceted training centre, encompassing many modalities in a single location with incredible versatility.  

The Spring 2018 the centre breaks ground and the building starts with the first installation of the training tower. The impressive onsite training tower will act as a beacon overlooking the harbour.   

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Also, the a possile construction of two SkyWind turbines nearby that will provide real-life training and operation & maintenance experiences. This revolutionary and innovative wind turbine type forms not only part of the training concept but is also an integral part of the research and development at a university level. Furthermore, local expertise can integrate through already established companies.

The training centre divides into individual and a flexibly designed training islands that enable both standardised and customer-specific training programmes with interchangeable, full-size components. The spatial separation and multiple types of equipment to allow for parallel training operations. The indoor islands are spread over an area large area and supplemented by additional facilities in the outdoor training park:

Training halls

Hall 1 (ready autumn 2020)

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Example of a workshop in Ireland
(HSE) 255 m²,  17 m (length), 15 m (width), 11,5 m (height)

Training option:   
10-15 different Ladder Systems (Ladder rescue)
Rotor blade and hub rescue simulator
Rescue simulator for “confined spaces”
Rescue simulator for “rescue from depth”
Rescue of free hanging person
Evacuation procedures

Floor load ability: regular

Hall 2 (Option)

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(Rotor blades) 3200 m²: 80 m (length), 40 m (width), 12 m (height)
Crane system: 2 x 10 t
Underfloor cabling
2 x 5 m x 5 m gates


Floor load ability: Heavy load floor

Hall 3 (ready autumn 2020)

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Example of Workshop for training wind technicians
Picture: Example work shop

(Tech.) 400 m²: 24 m (length), 18 m (width), 19,4 m (height)
Crane system: 2* 60 t

Floor load ability: Heavy load floor

Hall 4

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Example of pool for offshore training
(offshore) 750 m² Training pool: 12 m x 12 m x 6 m
5-tonne crane system