As climate change continues to sweep across headlines, it is clear serious action is required.
Staffgroup has long operated within the property and construction industry, but over the last 12 months we have made considerable headway into the renewable market; doing our bit to combat climate change.
Wind power in Germany is a rapidly growing industry, especially within Hamburg. The Hamburg metropolitan region is leading the charge for the renewable energy sector with many leading international players building a presence in the city, including Nordex and Siemens Gamesa.
Not only is Hamburg the location for international energy giants, but the city itself has a vision of being a smart city. And with its ‘smartPORT’ philosophy, this vision is quickly being solidified with; intelligent solutions for logistics, shore power and e-mobility, to name just a few initiatives in place!
In German waters of the North and Baltic Seas, 13 offshore wind farms are currently located. Offshore wind farms can produce energy almost all year round, and given the higher wind speed at sea, much more energy can be produced compared to land.
Renewable Energy Hamburg has reported that offshore projects such as Arkona, Dan Tysk, Global Tech I, Gode Wind I to III and Sandbank, were managed and developed from Hamburg. Overall, the groundwork for approximately 65% of all German offshore projects has been done from the city.
Furthermore, Clean Energy Wire reported that offshore wind’s contribution to Germany’s power production mix reached nearly 5% in 2021, a significant increase from merely 0.1% in 2014.
Hamburg is also the destination for one of the wind industry’s leading global trade fairs; Wind Energy Hamburg. The event has been held every two years since 2014, organised and designed by Hamburg Messe and Congress. The event addresses major issues facing the on and off shore wind energy sector on an international scale, shares knowledge and inspires solutions.
The European Green Deal has made climate protection a top priority across Europe and Hamburg is becoming a glowing example for other cities and countries to follow suit. The number of initiatives which are being supported globally by associations, investors and governments, is seriously impressive. The commitment to continue focussing on the development and improve activities, will not only continue to reduce Hamburg’s carbon footprint, but also make a massive contribution in reducing climate change.