Offshore wind energy (production of electricity using wind energy turbines situated offshore) plays an important role in the German transition from traditional to renewable energies. Stronger and more constant wind speeds make offshore energy production much more efficient than its onshore counterpart. The rough sea climate does, however, present a variety of challenges both to the material and to the production quality.
Transformer Platform - Offshore Wind Farm "Nordergründe" - 2017
In 2017, we built the steel construction for the transformer platform of the offshore wind farm “Nordergründe”, which is 15 kilometers east of Wangerooge island in the Weser Delta.
Due to the limited depth of the water at the site of the offshore wind farm of only two to ten meters, the pictured platform was built upon a monopile foundation piece.
The offshore wind farm “Nordergründe” consists of 18 wind turbines with an energy production of 6.15 MW per unit.
Transformer Platform - Offshore Wind Farm "Meerwind" - 2013
Every offshore wind farm has its own transformer platform, which is connected to all its wind turbines. It transforms the electricity to a higher voltage level for onward transmission to shore.
The steel construction of the pictured transformer platform for the offshore wind farm “Meerwind” was built by us in 2013. The platform combines the energy produced by 80 wind turbines (with an energy production of 3.6 MW per unit) and subsequently feeds it into the power grid.
The wind farm “Meerwind” is located in the North Sea, north of Helgoland island.