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Offshore – good opportunities for ambitious objectives
The exploitation of wind power on the open sea ("offshore") offers good opportunities to achieve ambitious goals with regard to climate and energy policies. That is why offshore projects are seen as an important market of the future for wind power. The wind speeds at sea are higher and more constant than on land, larger areas can be constructed and at the same time the visual effect of the turbines is limited by their distance from land.
On the other hand, planning offshore wind farms represents a major technical challenge: the turbines have to be designed for use in the open sea while the foundations have to be adjusted to fit the depth of the water and the height of the waves. Not least, the connection to the grid runs under water for considerable distances.
wpd offshore GmbH is actively engaged in all sectors of offshore wind power through its subsidiaries - from classic project development, through project management, negotiating supply contracts, project finance and construction all the way to operation and servicing of the multi megawatt plants. wpd contributes equity to the projects and thereby also acts as an operator in the offshore sector. The important local networking is established through offices in Bremen, Rostock, Helsinki and Paris.