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The German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is one of the pioneers of wind energy – by now this kind of renewable energy makes up more than a third of the net electricity consumption of the country. As per the Department of Energy, wind energy shall be expanded: The suitable areas for wind turbines are supposed to be duplicated until 2025 to reach a completely renewable electrical supply. For this purpose Mecklenburg-Vorpommern can draw on an strong wind industry that urges the development and cooperates with each other.
Kenersys, a manufacturer with its production facility located in Wismar (Germany), and a partner delegated these days a contract worth millions to KWG Schweriner Maschinen- und Anlagenbau GmbH about the delivery of 22 towers. These towers will be erected at projects in Sweden, in the Southern Germany and the USA. For the Swedish projects two steel towers of 95 meters will be manufactured in Schwerin (Germany).
In context of this contract KGW delivers also 17 steel towers for projects in Southern Germany.
To reach the complete hub height of 145 meter these steel towers can be combined with concrete tower segments of Advanced Tower Systems (ATS). The so-called hybrid towers enable the logistical handling for turbines with hub heights over 100 meters – because of the segment size they can be transported on normal trucks. Kenersys and ATS erected several turbines with this kind of construction successfully in Southern Germany.
Kenersys appreciates the close cooperation – Andreas von Bobart, CEO Kenersys Europe, emphasizes this topic: “Since the establishment of our company KGW is a very reliable supplier for our projects in Germany and Europe. Because of this KGW was the first choice for this major contract.”
Helmut Welle, KGW‘s Head of Sales underpins the statement: “Beginning by the first set-up right to the production of the towers and the tower internals we contribute our vast experience. Our experience combined with good quality provides for satisfied clients.”
The cooperation with local suppliers strengthens the region Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, to the delight of Volker Schlotmann, State Secretary of Energy of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern: “The constant and close cooperation of the companies shows that we have built up a good home market for wind energy in our state. This also shall consist in the future, because wind energy is the key for energy transition in our country.”