Current Press Releases

Essen, 23 November 2015, RWE Innogy GmbH

Vibratory piling a possible installation methodology for offshore foundations

In the dynamic offshore wind industry, new methods of constructing wind farms at sea are playing a major role in reducing costs and shortening building times. That is why a group of developers and operators of offshore wind farms – RWE Innogy, Bilfinger Offshore, DONG Energy, EnBW, E.ON and Vattenfall joined forces last year and launched a pilot project to test the pile behaviour as a consequence of an alternative installation method for offshore foundations. The project was part of the Carbon Trust Offshore Wind Accelerator, a world-leading research and development programme for reducing the costs of offshore wind energy.more

Essen, 11 November 2015, RWE Innogy GmbH

RWE Innogy, EDP Renewables and Macquarie Capital consortium to participate in Dutch offshore tender process

RWE Innogy, EDP Renewables and Macquarie Capital have formed a consortium to participate in the upcoming offshore wind tender processes in the Netherlands. The consortium will focus initially on the first auction round for Borssele I and II with a total capacity of 700 MW.more

Noordoostpolder, 04 November 2015, RWE Innogy GmbH

Zuidwester wind farm demonstrates rapid progress achieved in wind industry

Commissioning first turbine in Zuidwester

Construction work on the Zuidwester wind farm is in full swing on the dyke along the shore of the IJsselmeer. Yesterday, the first of twelve wind turbines has been successfully put into operation. Fifty turbines installed during the late 1980s and early 1990s are being replaced by large new turbines. Each of the new Zuidwester turbines can generate as much electricity as all 50 turbines of the old wind farm combined. The new Enercon onshore wind turbines are the largest in the world with a hub height of 135 metres and a capacity of 7.5 megawatts (MW) each. The total investment is over €150 million.more