The wind energy sector in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
With around 3,473 megawatts of installed onshore wind energy capacity from over 1,942 erected wind energy plants (as of 31.12.2019), the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (MV) is one of the leading regions in the wind energy sector. The electricity generated by this contributes to over 40% of the net electricity consumption in MV.
The wind energy sector in MV has further developed in parallel with an impressive dynamism. From project development and conception through production and supply to service and maintenance, you will find on site nationally and internationally active companies through the whole value creation chain, i.e. whether foundations, tower, turbine and gondola or rotor blades - all products here are “Made in MV”. Scientific partners of the wind energy sector are the universities and technical colleges of the state as well as public and private institutes.
With the opening up of offshore wind energy, the sector has experienced great growth stimulus. The first German commercially operated offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea is Baltic I, in operation since 2011. Meanwhile, four commercially operated offshore wind farms are existing off the Baltic coast of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (as of 20.04.2020). Together they can cover the aggregate annual electricity requirements of around 1,140,000 households. Three more wind farms north east of Rügen Island will be finished untill 2023.
Therefore a large variaty of jobs for highly qualified staff exists. In particular, the fields of service and maintenance of offshore wind farms offer great potential for employees. The ports in the state, such as Rostock and Sassnitz, have established themselves as logistics and service support bases. Further potential is created in the medium and long term through the planned designation of new areas suitable for wind and upgrading.
The success story of the wind energy sector in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern will continue. Join in!