The highly innovative large-diameter bearing test rig for offshore wind turbines.
© Jan Brandes

Wind power
Test rig for rotor blades of wind turbines

The Fraunhofer IWES has successfully commissioned a test rig for rotor blade bearings up to 6.5 meters in diameter.

A section of the new model wave channel in operation. A model wave channel has been inaugurated at the Coast Research Centre (FZK), a joint central facility belonging to Leibniz Universität Hannover and the Technische Universität Braunschweig.
© Leibniz Universität Hannover - Michael Matthey

Hydropower and marine energy
Coast Research Centre in Hannover inaugurates model wave channel

At the wave channel, the interaction of waves and currents can be studied and important insights for coastal protection can be gained. 

The lifting carriage of the mobile workover rig of the EBIMA project is used to move the feed pipes one by one into the borehole.
© PtJ - Meike Bierther

Geothermal energy
Mobile workover rig for deep geothermal energy

The developed rig allows pump changes to be carried out quickly and automatically...

Decorative picture
© imaginima - Stock

7th Energy Research Programme published

With the publication of its new energy research programme, which is entitled “Innovations for the Energy Transition”, the German