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Pole position for NRW at WindEnergy Hamburg

For North Rhine-Westphalia, wind energy is a key industry and an important economic factor. It creates jobs and is a significant component of a sustainable energy supply for North Rhine-Westphalia. North Rhine-Westphalia is not only an excellent location for the use of wind energy, but also a traditionally strong industrial location: 30 percent of the wind energy suppliers in the VDMA are based here and it also has the highest location density of gearbox manufacturers for wind turbines worldwide.

In 2021, around 3,550 wind turbines with a cumulative installed capacity of more than 6,388 MW were in operation in North Rhine-Westphalia. With its installed capacity, North Rhine-Westphalia currently ranks fourth in a national comparison behind the wind-strong states of Lower Saxony (21 percent), Brandenburg (14 percent) and Schleswig-Holstein (12 percent) with a share of 11 percent.

In the 2021 tenders, most of the awards went to the state of Schleswig-Holstein. With awards amounting to 870 MW, projects from the northernmost German state secured 26% of the total volume awarded. This is followed by Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia and Brandenburg. The four federal states together account for around three quarters of the awarded capacity in 2021 for the third year in succession.*

The joint stand of the state of NRW is located in Hall B6, Stand 416 and underlines North Rhine-Westphalia’s position as an important location for the wind energy supply industry.

Exhibitor at the NRW stand
WindEnergy Hamburg

WindEnergy Hamburg is considered the most important platform for the global wind industry, bringing together all key players from the entire value chain from Europe, America and Asia. The share of international trade visitors was 45 percent in 2018. In total, WindEnergy Hamburg recorded around 1,400 exhibitors and 35,000 trade visitors from 100 countries.

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*Source: Deutsche WindGuard