Project title: BSH Wind Conditions Assessment
Project location: Germany
Client: Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie/BSH)
OWC has completed a project for the German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie/BSH) to analyse and assess wind conditions for a future German offshore wind tendering site N-6.7.
Our team of internal experts and external cooperation partners, including Fraunhofer IWES and ProPlanEn, assessed the historic wind potential across the German Exclusive Economic Zone in the North Sea. The study’s outcome has been published by BSH within the scope of the site before the bid date on 1 August 2023. The data can be utilised by project developers, energy suppliers and banks in conjunction with the project financing of offshore wind farms.
The BSH plays a central role in the tendering process for German offshore wind as it draws up site development plans for the sites to be auctioned. Preliminary investigations are carried out for suitable sites, and their results are published as part of the tenders.
Our scope of work
- Plausibility and consistency checks of the short-term (one year) measurement data that was acquired in the framework of another project
- Corrections for the influence of neighbouring wind farms on the wind field (wake effect)
- The establishment of a long-term relationship to the historic long-term data
- A spatial analysis of the wind field was conducted, with detailed reporting on statistical evaluation and description of the meteorological conditions.
Start date: September 2021
As part of the bid calculation, the bidder needs as detailed information as possible about the wind conditions in the target site to design a wind farm and create a yield forecast on this basis.
Precise assessment of energy yield and wind resource is critical in determining a wind farm’s commercial feasibility.
The value we added
Local experts based in Hamburg who are deeply familiar with regulatory and permitting requirements in-country.
Access to global Group presence from 65 offices in 39 countries.
+100 years of collective experience in wind and site.
Combination of onshore and offshore wind specialists.