RWE Renewables’ parent company RWE AG was established in 1898, when it began operations by supplying electricity to the city of Essen. Today, the company’s success is founded on its ability to balance its distinguished heritage with innovative, clean energy developments and industry-leading solutions.
“Our company has been through a massive transition,” said Sven Utermoehlen, CEO, Wind Offshore of RWE Renewables.
“From our heritage of power production based on conventional energy resources to our focus now on delivering cost-effective renewable solutions, we continue to accelerate our pace and drive the global ‘energy transition.’ In terms of emissions, as one of the world’s leading renewable players, we aim to achieve net-zero by 2040 and are a key partner in delivering Germany’s energy transition through clean, renewable energy and green hydrogen.”
“We have over 20 years of experience in successfully developing, building and operating offshore wind farms around the world. Our experience is second to none and we currently operate 17 offshore wind farms in five countries with RWE’s share of the total installed capacity being around 2.5 gigawatts.”
With a wealth of experience in integrated power distribution solutions and infrastructure planning, RWE Renewables is already a step ahead of the competition, and pushing forward with a number of innovative firsts across the industry. Not only is it using innovative foundation installation solutions and recyclable turbine blades at its German offshore wind farm Kaskasi, RWE also plans to install the Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy 14-megawatt wind turbines, the first of their kind to be installed.
These are being utilized in one of the world’s largest offshore wind farm projects — the 1.4-GW Sofia project off the British east coast. Around the world, RWE Renewables is forging ahead with the expansion of renewable energy in over 20 countries on five continents.
“In terms of the Asia-Pacific region, Japan has been our focus since 2018,” Utermoehlen said.
All the fundamentals are pointing toward the use of offshore wind farms to meet Japan’s future energy-supply requirements.”
In 2019, RWE Renewables signed a joint bidding agreement with Kyuden Mirai Energy to develop offshore wind farm projects off the coast of Yurihonjo, Akita Prefecture.
In August, the company also signed an agreement with Kansai Electric Power — already a partner in its Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm — to study the feasibility of installing a large floating offshore wind project in Japan.
“With the relevant Japanese government ministries wanting to ensure offshore wind farm solutions become a reality, we are continuing our discussions with our Japanese partners to jointly support the energy transition in Japan,” said Utermoehlen.
“Japan is dedicated to offshore wind farms and long-term sustainable renewables. Likewise, we are committed to nurturing our business relationships and helping Japan to further
develop this important industry.”