Media Relations

Press releases

 

19.2.2021

Joint project simulates wind and wave loads on the piles of offshore wind turbines

A joint project between the LUH and Fraunhofer IWES together with other partners is examining the properties of the current and next generation of offshore monopiles in order to develop a reliable calculation method to enable the longest possible service life.

 

19.1.2021

Accelerated testing of rotor blade bearings: Test bench proves successful in regular operation

Fraunhofer IWES has completed a successful series of accelerated tests on rotor blade bearings at the test bench in Hamburg. Within the scope of research and industry projects, bearings were subjected to dynamic endurance tests to increase their reliability.

 

13.1.2021

Fraunhofer IWES is carrying out an offshore survey in the German Baltic Sea for Iberdrola

Fraunhofer IWES is conducting a boulder detection and geohazard survey of 50 wind turbine locations and the associated OSS within the Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm on behalf of Iberdrola S.A. 

 

16.9.2020

Optimizing the Grid Characteristics of Wind Turbines

More than € 30 million are set to be invested in expanding the testing infrastructure for electrical systems. In the first phase of the planned expansion, the Fraunhofer IWES is officially putting a new test bench into operation in the scope of the Hil-GridCoP project.

 

5.8.2020

Tsubasa Windfarm Design, Fraunhofer IWES and Kobe University started collaborating

The three cooperation partners joined for offering the highest level of offshore windfarm design service for Japanese offshore projects. 

 

17.6.2020

“Green Hydrogen for Bremerhaven” project gets underway

The research partners Fraunhofer IWES, Bremerhaven University of Applied Sciences, and the Technologie-Transfer-Zentrum Bremerhaven – will be laying the foundations for a “hydrogen center of excellence” in the maritime city over the two-year term of the project.

 

9.6.2020

10 Years of Research at Germany’s First Offshore Wind Farm alpha ventus

The accompanying research initiative RAVE has been collecting measurements at the wind farm with a comprehensive range of measuring technology and working on a variety of research projects investigating important aspects of wind energy.