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Curious about "Wind & Economy"?

Following the Hannover Messe we will, of course, also be at the world-wide leading trade fair for wind energy, WindEnergy Hamburg. Here, we will present our new software tool for the design and optimisation of offshore wind farms: Wind & Economy. Leading prediction models for wind climate and wind farm effects, together with a calculation of the uncertainties of wind energy production and the LCOE, help you to reduce the costs and risks of energy production.

Get to know Wind & Economy directly at our booth.

We gladly invite you to:

                               Hall B4.EG – Booth 414

You may also arrange a personal appointment with us, beforehand, via telephone or email – we’re looking forward to meeting you!

Your invitation voucher can be redeemed here.

If you have not yet received an invitation voucher, or in case further tickets are needed, please send us an email: contact@wind-and-economy.com.

For further information have a look at www.wind-and-economy.com or at our leaflet.

Worldwide customer interest and high-ranking politicians at the Hannover Messe

First Paris and Copenhagen, now at the Hannover Messe: Overspeed has introduced its new software product for optimizing offshore wind farms. The goal of the software is to reduce electricity production costs from offshore wind farms and to increase the effectiveness of the planning teams. In addition, the cost and energy output uncertainty is calculated for each wind farm variant in order to reduce the risks to later investors.

According to Overspeed, interest in wind farm planning support was shown by potential customers from all continents, in particular from China, Argentina, Tansania, South Africa and Germany. "We are quite satisfied with customer resonance", states the Managing Director of Overspeed, Dr. Hans-Peter Waldl, "particularly due to the fact that the Hannover Messe is not a specialized wind energy fair."

Wind & Economy was developed as prototype as part of the European research project EERA-DTOC. In order to achieve market-readiness and have it commercially on offer by the end of the year, Overspeed is currently looking for an external investor.  

Customers were not the only ones interested in the new software, high-ranking gov-ernment officials from Lower Saxony and Bremen also visited the Overspeed stand. These included Joachim Lohse, the Bremen Senator for the Environment, along with Environmental Ministor Stefan Wenzel and Economic Minister Olaf Lies (pictured), who received presentations of the Wind & Economy software. In the forefront of the discussions was the reduction of electricity costs from future offshore wind farms. Wind & Economy also uses the expected price per kilowatt hour to optimize farms.

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Great Interest in “Wind & Economy” at EWEA 2015 in Paris

At the EWEA 2015 in Paris, Dr. Hans-Peter Waldl, Managing Director of Overspeed, introduced the new product “Wind & Economy” to onshore participants as part of a workshop. The software for optimised planning of large wind farms on sea and land, developed within the framework of the EU project “EERA-DTOC”, was met with interest by companies from Norway, the USA, and Germany. “In the USA, wind farms on land are larger than offshore wind farms in Germany. Our program equips developers with the tools to optimise the placement of rotors to achieve maximum yield”, explains Waldl.

Despite the fact that around a third of the enrolled participants cancelled their visit to the fair due to the security situation as a result of the terror attacks–including the “big guys”: Enercon and SKF – the fair was, from the perspective of the specialized topics covered, highly interesting according to Waldl. 100 expert speakers, 350 exhibitors and 6.500 visitors took part.

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Overspeed pleased with “Sandbank” construction progress

The construction of the offshore wind farm “Sankbank”, 90km west of the Isle of Sylt, has now entered the phase of laying inner-farm cabling. This is an especially interesting milestone for Overspeed, as Overspeed was involved in planning phases since 2001 and was a main wind farm consultant for inner-farm cable layout for several years.  Moreover, Overspeed was also responsible managing permit application procedures, grid connection planning, detailed wind potential and yield studies as well as aspects of foundation design.

At the time the project “Sandbank 24” belonged to Project GmbH, which it sold to Vattenfall in 2011. In total 72 Siemens wind turbines of class 4 megawatts (MW) are to be erected with a total installed capacity of 288MW. Sandbank is to go online in 2017.

EU Project DTOC successfully concluded

The EU sponsored development project EERA-DTOC (Design Tool for Offshore Wind Farm Clusters) was successfully concluded in May. For three and a half years, 22 important industrial partners from 10 EU countries worked with the goal of bringing a software tool to market which eases the design of offshore wind farms, supports their optimisation and makes offshore wind farm investment risks more transparent.

The software was tested by several end-users involved in the project: “We and the European Commision are very satisfied with the product we created together. We are happy to demonstrate the prototypes in an online presentation or at the EWEA taking place in November 2015 in Paris,” according to Dr. Waldl, Managing Director of Overspeed.

The “Wind & Economy” software will appear on the market in the fourth quarter of 2015 and is distributed by Overspeed.

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Wind & Economy presented at DEWEK Wind Energy Conference

What can we do to support wind farm developers? The answer is given by the Wind & Economy Offshore Wind Farm Optimisation Tool which was presented at this year’s DEWEK Wind Energy Conference. Dr. Waldl, managing director of Overspeed, together with representatives from DTU Wind Energy (Denmark) and ECN (The Netherlands) demonstrated the software’s benefits: “To speed up the wind farm development process” and “To bring down development costs”.

The Wind & Economy software was developed as part of the EU-funded R&D project EERA-DTOC and will be commercially available in Q4/2015.

DEWEK is one of the wind industry’s most important forums focusing on science and technology developments. DEWEK 2015 offered two days of cutting-edge research results and expert presentations. More than 400 visitors participated.

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New software for offshore wind farms presented in Copenhagen

At the Offshore Wind Energy Conference in Copenhagen, Overspeed presented the new Wind & Economy software tool for the optimization of offshore wind farms. In a workshop with over 50 participants Dr. Waldl, managing director of Overspeed, presented the new product to significantly reduce the cost of offshore wind farms. "Through closely combining models for wind potential with shadowing effects in wind farms and the economic viability of electricity from offshore wind projects, we give the user the ability to place the economic optimisation of wind farms at the forefront right from the start.”, so Dr. Waldl.

The Wind & Economy software is a spin-off of the EU funded R&D project DTOC (Design Tool for offshore Wind Farm Cluster) under the guidance of the "Technical University of Denmark, DTU", in Risø. The consortium consists of 22 members from 10 EU countries.

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Overspeed and EU DTOC Project gust fresh wind into sector

When it comes to offshore wind energy, convincing financial backers to make investments in the billions is often difficult. The EU development project DTOC (Design Tool for Offshore Wind Farm Clusters), with its consortium of 22 members from 10 EU countries, is taking up this challenge. The project centers on the development of software for offshore wind farm developers which optimises the layout of entire groups of parks in reference to costs and energy production, thus leading to substantial investment risk reduction. 

An important milestone of the project has just been reached: Overspeed, responsible for the integration and development of DTOC software, has presented the DTOC platform prototype to potential users as part of a public workshop in Amsterdam.

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