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Fraunhofer IWES

Fraunhofer IWES ensures investments in technological developments in the field of wind energy through its validation services.

By operating large test rigs for rotor blades, nacelles and support structures as well as for components such as bearings, shafts and composite parts, it accelerates the market introduction of innovative products and enhances certification processes. State-of-the-art laboratories and measurement equipment allow the systematic identification and reduction of development risks. The testing spectrum was developed in cooperation with industry leaders, who were involved from the design phase right up to commissioning. This approach made sure that the test rigs and measurement equipment comply with actual industry needs.

The assets combined with methodological competence make Fraunhofer IWES a preferred research and development partner for companies all around the globe. 

Facts and figures:

  • Founding year: 2009
  • Main office: Bremerhaven
  • In Bremen since 2009
  • branch offices: 6
  • employees: 140 + 80 students