Adwen Preparing Bremerhaven Site for 8MW Prototype

Offshore wind turbine maker Adwen has begun the civil works on the site in Bremerhaven where the first prototype of its AD 8-180 wind turbine will be installed. 

Source: Adwen

The main components of the wind turbine will arrive gradually until the installation starts in the fourth quarter of the year.

The turbine’s drivetrain is currently being tested at IWES Dynamic Nacelle Testing Laboratory (DyNaLab) in Bremerhaven.

After this first part of the full drivetrain test campaign is concluded, the complete AD 8-180 nacelle will be installed in the prototype and transported to IWES DyNaLab, where it will be subjected to final tests and checks before the prototype is installed in Bremerhaven by the end of this year.

“It was extremely important for us to keep this project in Bremerhaven, close to our manufacturing facilities, our team of engineers and the unique Fraunhofer IWES test bench. The AD 8-180 is our product for the next years and installing the first prototype here proves that we have a lasting, long-term commitment to Bremerhaven where we have developed an extremely well regarded know-how and industrial base,” said Luis Alvarez, General Manager of Adwen.

Martin Günthner, Senator of Economics, Labour and Ports, welcomed the start of construction works of the next-generation offshore wind turbine.

“With Adwen’s commitment, state-of-the-art technology will be installed and tested in Bremerhaven. This shows the importance of Bremerhaven in Offshore industry,” Günthner said.