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Windtech International May June 2024 issue






OWC to assess wind conditions for future German offshore wind tendering sitesOWC 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 German Renewable Energy Sources Act for offshore wind energy has set an adjusted target of 20 GW by 2030. This goal is to be achieved through tenders in accordance with the Offshore Wind Energy Act (Windenergie-auf-See-Gesetz). The BSH plays a central role in the tendering process as it draws up site development plans for the sites to be auctioned.

To support BSH, OWC will create the wind condition reports for target sites N-6.6 and N-7.2. 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.
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