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Cold climate areas are providing huge potential for wind power all around the globe. But chill and ice demand a great deal on technology and require optimal testing conditions. Therefore we will offer…

Cold Climate Test – A Hot Spot for Icy Wind Power

The Cold Climate Test Centre will be a full scale test station in the northern part of Sweden. It will be focusing on test, validation and certification activities for the onshore wind industry.

Wind turbine and component manufacturers as well as academic partners will find…

  • The world’s only cold climate test station of wind power placed in the inland.
  • Excellent conditions for testing wind turbines, turbine components or sub systems in cold climate conditions.
  • An opportunity to regularly perform tests based on the industry’s constant technological development.
  • An easily accessible test site – for engineers and technicians, as well as turbines and other components.
  • Comfortable training opportunities for service personnel in cold climate conditions.
  • Full test and validation service during the product development phase.
  • Accurate wind measurements from precision instruments mounted on the test center’s meteorological masts.
  • All necessary permits for testing in place.
  • A location calibrated and prepared for certification of cold climate editions of wind turbines.
  • Tests following the current standards for low temperature wind power.

For more information, please see our Contact Page

Cold climate areas are providing huge potential for wind power all around the globe. But chill and ice demand a great deal on technology and require optimal testing conditions. Therefore we will offer…

Cold Climate Test – A Hot Spot for Icy Wind Power

The Cold Climate Test Centre will be a full scale test station in the northern part of Sweden. It will be focusing on test, validation and certification activities for the onshore wind industry.

Wind turbine and component manufacturers as well as academic partners will find…

  • The world’s only cold climate test station of wind power placed in the inland.
  • Excellent conditions for testing wind turbines, turbine components or sub systems in cold climate conditions.
  • An opportunity to regularly perform tests based on the industry’s constant technological development.
  • An easily accessible test site – for engineers and technicians, as well as turbines and other components.
  • Comfortable training opportunities for service personnel in cold climate conditions.
  • Full test and validation service during the product development phase.
  • Accurate wind measurements from precision instruments mounted on the test center’s meteorological masts.
  • All necessary permits for testing in place.
  • A location calibrated and prepared for certification of cold climate editions of wind turbines.
  • Tests following the current standards for low temperature wind power.

For more information, please see our Contact Page

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The Cold Climate Test Centre consortium

RISE Research Institutes of Sweden is leading the Cold Climate Test Centre.

RISE is the largest research institute in Sweden offering a wide range of experience and expertise:

  • Testing and analysis for the mechanical engineering and electronics industries, plastics and ceramics, including material and surface analyses, mechanical testing, cleanliness measurements and EMC tests.
  • Customised measurement applications for the metal industry, the energy sector and the recycling industry, including gas analysis, flatness and straightness measurements.
  • Testing and analysis of metallic materials. Corrosion testing, chemical analyses, metallography and field testing.
  • Testing physical and mechanical properties of composites, ageing tests, analysis of structural changes.
  • Testing and analysis of cast products, material and failure investigations, classification of chemical products.

Our partners

  • Skellefteå Kraft – a regional developer and power utility operating 930 GWh wind power, all in cold climate conditions.
  • Vindkraftscentrum – an organisation in the northern part of Sweden who promotes the establishment of wind power.
  • Vinnova – the Swedish national research funding agency for innovation and sustainable growth.
  • Swedish Wind Power Technology Centre (SWPTC) – a research center formed by the technical universities of Chalmers and Luleå.
  • Vattenfall – a utility company operating more than 1 000 wind turbines, from the cold Nordic to places further south in Europe.