A leading player in the offshore wind industry
Adwen is a leading player in the offshore wind industry, with more than 600 MW installed at sea and close to 2 GW in the pipeline. The firm was created in 2015 with the ambition of developing innovative and reliable solutions aimed at lowering the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCoE) of offshore wind.
The firm’s professionals count with more than 20 years of wind experience designing, manufacturing, installing and operating wind turbines both onshore and offshore. In 2009 it installed Germany’s first offshore wind farm, alpha ventus, and in the summer of 2016 it started the installation of one of the most powerful wind turbines ever built, the AD 8-180.
Comprehensive offer to bring down the LCoE
Adwen has a comprehensive offer of products and services that are key to lower the LCoE. The 5 MW platform powers three offshore wind farms in Germany and is being installed in a fourth one, which will bring the total installed capacity of this platform to close to 1 GW.
Based in the proven technology of its 5 MW platform, Adwen has developed the most powerful turbine in the world, the AD 8-180. With nominal capacity of 8 MW and an unmatched rotor diameter of 180 meters, this turbine has the largest annual energy production (AEP) in the industry and as such it is a breakthrough development for the industry on its quest to reduce the cost of offshore wind energy.
Adwen’s offer is completed with best-in-class operation and maintenance solutions aimed at avoiding expensive offshore reparation works, increasing availability and maximizing energy production thus leading to improved profitability for project owners. The reliability of the technology coupled with the know-how accumulated operating and servicing offshore wind turbines place Adwen in a leading position to continue developing this nascent industry.
The trust of our customers
The AD 8-180 next generation turbine has already been selected to equip three offshore wind farms in France for a total of close to 1.5 GW for customers including Iberdrola, Engie, EDPR and RES. In addition, the new platform is widely recognized as a key addition to the industry.
In addition to offering the highest AEP in the sector, it has been designed as a platform and with scalability in mind to anticipate the future needs of its customers. The turbine incorporates the gearbox with the highest input torque ever built for the industry.
The quality of our products and the safety of the people are always our top priority
Keeping people safe has always been our top priority. Our goal of bringing down the cost of offshore wind energy has to be achieved whilst keeping people and the environment safe. For that reason, a culture of prevention and continuous improvement is promoted at all levels with the aim of achieving zero accidents and being the benchmark in the industry in terms of health and safety. All our contractors, suppliers and any other company under our operational control must also follow our HSQE policy and procedure.