Research and development for the wind energy industry in Bremerhaven play a central role. No other location has a similar infrastructure of scientific institutions.
List of all scientific institutions offering services for the wind energy industry in Bremerhaven
(University of Applied Sciences)
Stabstelle Forschung und Transfer
Dr. rer. nat. Joachim Henke
An der Karlstadt 8
T: +49 (0) 471 4823 141
Innovative, modern and maritime - this is characteristic for the University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven. 2,800 students are currently enrolled at the university by the sea. There are 25 different degree programmes in the fields of technology, science and economics to choose from. The study courses with their learning contents and research activities are oriented towards the requirements of the local economy and therefore give impetus for future developments. In the field of wind energy the university is well positioned in both training (see who-is-who-training) and in research. With the fk-wind - the Institute for wind energy (see who-is-who science), the university has a facility for implementing application-research in the field of wind energy. In addition, the university offers interdisciplinary programmes as transportation and logistics, process engineering and energy technology and production technology that are associated with competent contacts for wind energy specified research and development.
Prof.Dipl.-Ing. Henry Seifert
An der Karlstadt 8
Tel.: +49 (0)471 / 4823-547
Fax: +49 (0)471 / 4823-347
fk-wind: The Institute for Wind Energy at the Bremerhaven University of Applied Sciences operates in the field of wind energy technology in close cooperation with the Bachelor Study Course Maritime Technologies and its focus on wind energy and marine technology, as well as with the Master Study Course Wind Energy Technology under the motto: "The wind energy turbines to be understood as a whole."
Research is focused on the areas of:
- Load assumption and monitoring of loads, operating and environmental conditions
- Rotor aerodynamics and rotor blade structures, icing of wind turbines
- Sensor- and measurement techniques
- Marine and offshore technology
- Optimization of older wind turbines
The fk-wind carries out services like counselling and studies for the industry and the vocational training education, offers regular recurring fk-wind energy colloquia to changing technical topics from the wind energy sector and is involved in the education and professional development for the wind energy sector .
Flyer fk-wind (german, 1,19MB)
Am Seedeich 45
T: +49 (0)471 - 14 290-220
F: +49 (0)471 - 14 290-111
At the beginning of 2009 the Fraunhofer CWMT in Bremerhaven and the Institute for Energy Technology in Kassel emerged to the new Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy Technology (IWES), based in Bremerhaven and Kassel.
In Bremerhaven, the main focus is placed on wind power. Examinations of the following matters are conducted materials, surfaces, fittings, production techniques and the durability and system reliability of constructions.
c/o Fraunhofer Institut für Windenergie und Energiesystemtechnik (IWES)
Am Seedeich 45
Dr. habil Hans-Gerd Busmann
T: +49 471 902629 - 10
F: +49 471 902629 - 19
In the rotor blades competence centre rotor blades with 70 meters in length can be tested now; after the second construction phase will be completed in early 2010, blades with a length up to 90 meters can be tested.
Tasks of the rotor blade test and competence centre:
- Simulations of technical reliability,
- Development and implementation of testing concepts,
- Development in the areas of materials and bonding
Kompetenzzentrum Rotorblatt (german, 427KB)
Rotorblätter: Festigkeitsnachweis und Restfestigkeit (german, 120KB)
Rotorblätter und Ganzblatt-Prüfungen (german, 105KB)
Rotorblätter: Materialien und Materialprüfungen (german, 107KB)
T: +49 (0) 471 - 95 20 96 - 10
T: +49 (0) 471 - 95 10 85 ? 29
The acoustically optimized large wind channel of the German WindGuard Engineering GmbH, is specifically suited for the acoustic-aerodynamic research because of its special design. It also allows studies of large components and / or models close to reality.
The wind tunnel in Bremerhaven offers interested companies a variety of possibilities, to exploit the wind tunnel for their own research and development work.