The use of wind power in the open sea (‘offshore’) offers numerous opportunities, in order to achieve ambitious climatic and energy political objectives. Offshore projects are therefore considered to be the important future market for wind power. The wind speeds at sea are higher and more constant than on land. Larger areas can be developed and the visual influence of the turbines is limited by their distance from the land.
On the other hand, the planning of wind farms offshore is a great technical challenge: the wind turbines must be designed for use in the open sea and the foundations must be adapted to cope with great depths and waves. Last but not least, the long cable connection must also be laid at the bottom of the ocean.
wpd offshore GmbH is active with its subsidiaries in all areas of offshore wind power, from the classic project development and management, procurements of turbines construction, right through to the operation and service of multi-megawatt turbines. The important local development occurs via offices in Bremen, Rostock, Stockholm, Helsinki, Paris and Rome. wpd offshore has been managed by Achim Berge since 2001.
wpd offshore GmbH
T: +49 (0)421 168 66-10
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