Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems




Ground-breaking ceremony at Hydrogen Lab Bremerhaven: Focus on offshore hydrogen production

Senator Dr. Claudia Schilling and Lord Mayor Melf Grantz performed the symbolic ground-breaking for the Hydrogen Lab Bremerhaven (HLB). The HLB is being funded with a total of €16 million from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the State of Bremen and should be completed in 2023.



Fraunhofer IWES: Successful measuring campaign for 50Hertz in the Baltic Sea

Fraunhofer IWES used seismic measurement methods to examine the seabed in the Baltic Sea for boulders so that the grid operator can efficiently plan a new offshore platform.



Green hydrogen: Hydrogen Lab Leuna opens in Leuna Chemical Park

More than €10 million have been invested in the construction of the Hydrogen Lab in Leuna. With it, Fraunhofer IWES is setting the course for future-oriented research for the production and use of green hydrogen in the chemical industry.



Fraunhofer IWES develops concrete concepts for rotor blade recycling

The aim of the project partners IEkrW and IWES is to set up an economically feasible disposal strategy allowing as high a recycling quota as possible and thereby enabling a sustainable circular economy.



Fraunhofer IWES to test Vestas’ XXL rotor blade on new test bench

Vestas will be the first customer for the Fraunhofer IWES’ new rotor blade test bench. The Danish wind turbine manufacturer will be testing the rotor blade of the new V236-15.0 MW™ prototype in Bremerhaven. 


Offshore wind turbines: Every detail counts - Sub-surface investigation on the high seas

By means of comprehensive analysis of multi-channel seismic data, the interdisciplinary IWES team offers innovative solutions for accurate and cost-saving wind farm planning. The investigations include classical subsoil exploration using modern technologies or cutting edge boulder via diffraction imaging.


What truly defines the “IWES spirit”

Describing the culture of an institute in words is no mean feat. It is often a matter of shared experiences, the development of extraordinary approaches, and a common understanding of the expected level of quality. 

Our work generates a practical added value and turns innovative ideas into reality. Find out more – from our employees themselves.

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The Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems IWES is certified according to the valid standards for quality, occupational safety, and environmental management.
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Accredited according to ISO 17025:2005 for determination of physical properties of fiber enhanced synthetic materials and fiber composite materials using mechanic-technological and thermal testing and testing of mechanical loads on wind turbines




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