New appearance for the anniversary

ENOVA turns 25 – and will celebrate this birthday with a new corporate design.

The key date was September 23: The new corporate design was to be ready just in time for the start of the “Wind Energy 2014”. It worked! Visitors to the exhibition won’t miss the new, bright red booth. The new corporate image will be presented during the anniversary celebration on September 26 to business partners, companions, and friends of the company, at the Friesian horse breeding farm Brümmer “The Polderhof”, next to ENOVA headquarters.

Rotor as a key theme

For the relaunch of the corporate design, a typical ENOVA motif was consistantly used: the rotor of a wind turbine, set free and standing alone, is found both in the new company logo and on a red background on all of the East Frisian wind farm developer’s printed materials. “The wind is our most important employee,” says physicist and Managing Director Helmuth A. Brümmer, who founded ENOVA in 1989. It’s only natural therefore, that the “windmill” was placed at the center of the new image.

ENOVA Corporate Design

From pioneer to industry leader: ENOVA in 25 years

“Wind is what drives us.” – This phrase describes ENOVA, the East Frisian company based in Bunderhee, like no other. Founded in 1989 by Helmuth A. Brümmer, the wind energy project developers and service providers look back on 25 years of history today. The anniversary is celebrated not only with an event on September 26, but with a completely new corporate design.

Vision from the beginning

When physicist Helmuth A.Brümmer founded ENOVA in 1989, he demonstrated one thing in particular: vision. Even then he was consistently set on the development of sustainable solutions and the protection of the environment, and placed these maxims at the core of his actions. Success proved him right: Today, ENOVA is one of the oldest and most experienced German project development firms in the field of renewable energy. A pioneer of wind energy.

ENOVA plans, implements, and manages renewable wind energy projects, whether on land or on the water. From the first draft during approval stage, to handover and commissioning. Around 200 megawatts have already been installed in the Federal Republic of Germany, and many more are planned. Out of a two-man operation, a corporate group with 40 employees and counting has developed over 25 years. The East Frisian company will celebrate this positive development on September 26, with an anniversary event in the riding hall of the Friesian horse breeding farm Brümmer “Der Polderhof” located next to the old manor that houses ENOVA’s headquarters.

Anniversary celebration and new public image

The new corporate design focuses on milestones in the company’s history. On the new website and in the new brochure, the Holtgaste Wind Farm can be found again, which was not only one of the first in its time in Ostfriesland, but also created attention with its extensive repowering in 2012. And of course RIFFGAT – the first commercial offshore wind farm in the German North Sea, implemented by ENOVA together with EWE AG.
Milestones in the company’s history
As a project developer, general contractor, and service provider, ENOVA has planned over the last 25 years numerous onshore projects throughout Germany.
Since 1998, ENOVA has been planning offshore wind farms, and is among the largest offshore project developers in Germany. To date, approval for approximately 1,500 megawatts were obtained and development rights were sold to utilities like EWE, RWE, and E.ON. Further projects are currently in the approval process.
The RIFFGAT Wind Farm, a joint project between EWE AG and ENOVA, has become a milestone in the company’s history. The project was honored this week by the Renewable Energy Cluster Hamburg at the Hamburg Wind Energy Fair with the “German Renewable Award” as “Project of the Year.”
In addition to its own projects, ENOVA is working in partnerships on current and future plans on land. These partnerships for new projects are with public utility and energy companies, mainly in Lower Saxony, Rhineland Palatinate, Hesse, and North Rhine-Westphalia. ENOVA utilizes its offshore experience collected from numerous own projects, as well as the construction of the offshore Riffgat Wind Farm, in its role as a service provider for other projects.

Important targets for the future

Currently, the share of renewable energy in electricity consumption is approximately 30 percent, about a third of which comes from wind power. According to industry projections, renewable energy will cover almost half of Germany’s total electricity needs by the year 2020. The integration of wind energy into the heating market is meaningful, because the potential is twice as large as that of the electricity market. “We are facing the challenges,” said ENOVA’s Managing Director Helmuth A. Brümmer. In photovoltaics as well as for wind power grid integration, the storage of energy as well as the adjustment of energy production and consumption are becoming increasingly important.

ENOVA at the WindEnergy

From September 23 to 26, WindEnergy 2014 will take place in Hamburg. ENOVA will also be represented at WindEnergy.

The new leading international trade fair offers a comprehensive overview of the status and future of wind energy along the entire value-added chain of onshore and offshore wind energy on some 65,000 m². Over 1,000 exhibitors from over 30 countries are expected.

We look forward to welcoming you to our booth at the fair.

 

You will find us on site at booth 122, hall B4.

Address:
Messeplatz 1, 20357 Hamburg

ENOVA at WINDFORCE 2014

 

From 17 to 19 June, WINDFORCE 2014 will take place in Bremen, the central event of the offshore wind industry. ENOVA will also be represented in the area of the exhibition center together with EWE Offshore Service & Solutions GmbH. As an experienced project developer, ENOVA will present its comprehensive range of services in the field of offshore wind energy.

A total of around 300 exhibitors are expected. This will include companies along the entire offshore value chain, including manufacturers, planners and operators, service and logistics companies as well as research institutes, suppliers and insurers.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a specialist conference. Here at national and international level, among others, markets and projects, environmental protection and research can be discussed.

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You’ll find us at Booth F23, Hall 5.

Address
Messe Bremen und Congress Center Bremen
Bügerweide/Findorfstrasse 101
28215 Bremen

 

Offshore wind farms promote biodiversity

The Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) presented a study at the end of October this year on how offshore wind energy parks affect biodiversity in the North and Baltic Sea.

In the investigation, the authority concluded that the foundations of the wind turbines form artificial reefs, around which seashells, starfish, sea anemones, sea lilies, and fish such as mackerel and long-spined bullheads settle.
The danger to seabirds was also lower than expected. The movements and lighting of wind turbines seem to scare birds and therefore reduce the risk of collision.

The test site “Alpha Ventus,” 45 kilometers off the island of Borkum, was used for the study. At the wind farm, which was commissioned in 2010, novel methods such as fish sounders and digital imaging systems were used, in which software analyzed bird movements.
Follow-up data showed no effect on strictly protected marine mammals such as porpoises. The animals avoided the wind farm field during pile driving, but returned after completion of construction.

According to federal government plans, wind farms with a total of 25 gigawatts (GW) of power should be installed by 2030. The BSH is responsible for authorization and environmental concerns. Based on current study results, the authority shall set a standard (“StUK4”), which will be binding in future for the builders of offshore wind turbines.

In the 12-mile zone of the offshore wind farm RIFFGAT (ENOVA & EWE AG), a settlement of European lobsters is to be explored as part of a pilot project. Researchers from the Alfred Wegener Institute in Bremerhaven already began raising about 3000 lobsters at the beginning of this year. They are to be reintroduced into the wild in the foreseeable future. The project will provide information on whether lobsters can successfully settle between wind turbines.

Wind energy in focus: The 3rd Emder Offshore Days

On September 5, the third Emder Offshore Days came to an end at the University of Emden/Leer.
ENOVA was represented at the two-day offshore industry networking meeting, both as a major sponsor and as part of the lecture program. The event was focused on the mutual exchange of ideas in various panel discussions, as well as the accompanying exhibition. Parallel practical and scientific lectures were available to interested attendees.

In addition to the exhibition attendees, regional economic and political representatives came together to encourage offshore wind energy in and for the region. One focal point of the meetings was an event on the evening of September 4 in the Johannes a Lasco Library in Emden. Helmuth A. Brümmer, Managing Director of the ENOVA Group and Dr. Torsten Köhne, CEO of EWE AG, presented to 300 guests the need for reliable conditions in the offshore industry, in relation to the realization of RIFFGAT, Germany’s first commercial offshore wind farms in the North Sea.

In his presentation, Helmuth A. Brümmer covered the challenges of the offshore wind farm RIFFGAT’s approval process and illustrated the main obstacles in the 12-year planning phase. ENOVA initiated the project in the mid-90s as project developer and obtained approval. Brümmer also highlighted the rapid implementation of offshore wind farms, pointing out the remarkable achievement it was for all parties to build thirty wind turbines in just fourteen months. Following the presentation, there was an opportunity for mutual exchange and further discussions. Brümmer appeared satisfied with the outcome of Emder Offshore Days for ENOVA. The goal, to make themselves strong in the region and for the region, had been met. The great echo of Offshore Days in the industry was also enjoyable, according to Brümmer. Offshore wind energy has found another high-profile platform.

INNOGY Nordsee 2 and 3 obtain approval

On August 27, 2013 the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) granted approval for the offshore wind farms Innogy Nordsee 2 and 3, initiated by the East Frisian ENOVA Group. The BSH therewith approved another 108 wind turbines. Fourty-eight wind turbines account for Innogy Nordsee 2, sixty on Innogy Nordsee 3. The project areas are part of the wind farm cluster Innogy Nordsee 1, 2, and 3, located about 40 kilometers off the island of Juist. Up to 162 wind turbines can be installed with a capacity of approximately 1,000 megawatts (MW). Innogy Nordsee 1 already received approval from the BSH in April 2012.

With this approval, Germany’s largest offshore wind farm complex is now fully developed. ENOVA initiated the project as a project developer. At the end of 2008, RWE Innogy GmbH acquired the project rights and divided the territory into three subareas. ENOVA led the development of the projects through to granting of approval. For ENOVA, this is already the sixth approval for an offshore wind farm. ENOVA here again demonstrates its position as one of the largest offshore project developers in Germany. Further projects for which ENOVA obtained approval include the offshore wind farms Delta Nordsee 1 and 2, and the recently completed wind farm RIFFGAT in the 12-mile zone.

IHK Offshore Stammtisch at ENOVA

This year, the sixth IHK Offshore Stammtisch took place in Bunderhee at ENOVA headquarters. The networking meeting of the offshore wind industry, which is organized by the University of Emden/Leer and the chamber of commerce twice a year, has become an integral part of the industry and serves as a bridge between the annual “Emden Offshore Days.”

After a brief welcome by Prof. Gerhard Kreutz of the University of Emden/Leer, the meeting dealt with the positive development of offshore wind energy and the six projects that are currently under construction in the North Sea. Over the course of the event, owner and managing director of the ENOVA Group, Dipl.-Phys. Helmuth A. Brümmer, held a lecture on the offshore activities of ENOVA, which was also the thematic focus of the evening. Afterward, Dipl.-Ing. Dirk Warnecke introduced project development and construction on the high seas, using the offshore wind farm Riffgat as an example. After completion of the lecture program, a mutual exchange of information took place.