Deutsche WindGuard’s technical management division looks back on a successful year with a number of strategically significant enhancements. In par-ticular, with the implementation of the new, latest technology control centre at the headquarters in Varel, the company has optimally geared up for the future develop-ment of the wind energy market both in and outside of Germany.
Deutsche WindGuard presently holds responsibility for about 350 wind turbines in over 70 wind farms with a total capacity of around 800 MW. They are monitored 24/7 using the in-house developed wind farm management system WONDER.
“Thanks to our highly professional control centre concept and the continuous im-provement of our processes, we offer wind farm operators all-round worry-free tech-nical management,” says Andre Reichert, Head of Technical Management at Deutsche WindGuard, “this also includes safeguarding plants as part of the critical infrastructure, defence against cybercrime as well as emergency management.”
Full digitalisation was another key focus in 2021. When inspecting wind turbines, the team now consistently uses the interactive smartphone app WONDER onSite with its integrated interface to the WONDER control centre software.
By winning three new contracts with a total of 23 wind turbines and an overall capacity of 31.2 MW, Deutsche WindGuard also expanded technical management services geo-graphically to include the Netherlands. “We are particularly pleased that Connected Infrastructure Capital (CIC) commissioned us with the management of its eight state-of-the-art Vestas V126 turbines at Windturbine Testpark Wieringermeer,” says Andre Reichert, “this flagship wind farm is an important addition to our portfolio.”
“Our Dutch customers profit from our more than 20 years of technical management expertise and the geographical proximity of our headquarters in northwest Germany,” Gerhard Gerdes, Managing Director of Deutsche WindGuard, explains, “in addition, our Dutch WindGuard expert André Herrmann based in Zwolle is well acquainted with local conditions and legal requirements.” Regarding the constantly growing demand for professional technical management in the Dutch market, Leif Rehfeldt, Head of Business Development, concludes: “With our excellent network of experienced cooperation partners in the Netherlands we are optimally positioned for all upcoming projects.”
As a member of the German Wind Energy Association (BWE) and its plant management committee, Deutsche WindGuard also contributes to the development of standards on a regular basis and has intensified its knowledge transfer and training offers significantly.