Wind energy – Germany
Offshore wind consultancy OWC has been awarded a contract by Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie/BSH) to analyse and assess wind conditions for two future German offshore wind tendering sites.
OWC has assembled a team of internal experts and external cooperation partners, including Fraunhofer IWES and ProPlanEn, to assess the historic wind potential across the German Exclusive Economic Zone in the North Sea.
The study will be used by project developers, energy suppliers and banks in conjunction with project financing of the offshore wind farms, and will support BSH as it draws up site development plans for the sites to be auctioned.
The services offered are divided into three work packages for each of the two suitability zones: The plausibility and consistency checks of the short-term data are followed by corrections for the influence of neighbouring wind farms and establishing a long-term relationship with the historic long-term data. Finally, a spatial analysis of the wind field will be conducted, with a detailed reporting on statistical evaluation and description of the meteorological conditions.
Okan Sargin, OWC’s Head of Wind and Site, comments: “We are delighted that we have been requested to deliver this important work for BSH and help support the German federal government’s goal of achieving 20 GW of offshore wind by 2030. We will base our wind potential analyses on measurements completed on and near-site, corrected for wake impacts and supplemented by mesoscale modelling.”