O&M training in Cologne


The German wind industry still enjoys continuous growth, as the German consultancy Övermöhle Consult & Marketing (ÖCM), Hamburg, has just published in their last analysis: After having established another record in 2014, the onshore park in Germany shall be expanded to additional 4.250 MW, the offshore sector shall grow by 2.300 MW in 2015/16.


A quite challenging situation for the O&M industry searching for more and more technicians.


This is the right moment that the Cologne chamber of crafts opens their new center of training for renewable energy technologies. Besides a broad range of equipment for modern technologies, they dispose of a 25 m high tower, a 7 m high windmill nacelle as well as of a mobile nacelle. In various instruction modules of the chamber, O&W service technicians can train their work under realistic conditions. There is a choice of several technical trainings completed by courses of security & rescue instruction. They lead to a certificate, recognized by the GWO (Global Wind Organization).


Next training sessions (in German language, with Technical English lessons) will start in August.
More information in German: Cologne Chamber of Crafts




P2G-Hydrogen plant of industrial scale

On 2015-06-04, a Chinese-German collaboration contract has been concluded between the Land Brandenburg (surrounding the German capital Berlin) and the province of Hebei (environing the towns of Beijing et Tianjin). 

One first product of the partnership will advance the development process of power-to-gas by new experiences about economic and technologic viability: The province of Hebei is going to launch a project of a hydrogen hybrid power plant, equipped by a 4 MW electrolyzer unit. This industrial facility is functionally basing on the site at Prenzlau/Brandenburg. It will use the surplus energy generated by a 200 MW wind farm to produce hydrogen as a source of energy for the regional transportation and industry.

McPhy Energy has been chosen as supplier and signed a €6.4 million contract.
(More Info: McPhy Energy)

Photo: Signing of the contract by the Ministerpresident of Brandenburg, Dietmar Woidke (left),
and the governor of the province Hebei, Zhang Qingwei (right) (Source: www.brandenburg.de)


Power-to-gas: H2 en escale industrielle

Un pacte de collaboration allemand-chinois entre le Land Brandenburg (entourant la capitale allemand Berlin) et la province du Hebei (environnant les villes Beijing et Tianjin) vient d’être signé le 4/6/2016.

Un des fruits de ce partenariat alimentera le processus de développement du power-to-gas de nouvelles expériences : La province Hebei va monter un projet de centrale électrique hybride, équipée d’un électrolyseur de 4 MW. Dans cette installation industrielle conçue à base de celle à Penzlau/Brandenburg, le surplus de production énergétique d’un parc éolien de 200 MW sera utilisé pour produire de l’hydrogène, source d’énergie pour le transport et l’industrie.

Fournisseur de l’usine est McPhy Energy, groupe qui dispose „de 3 sites de conception et de production en France, Allemagne et Italie, d’un laboratoire de R&D en France“ (selon McPhy Energy)


Photo: Signature du contrat de partenariat par le Ministerpräsident Dietmar Woidke (à gauche) et le Gouverneur de la province Hebei Zhang Qingwei (à droite), Source: Land Brandenburg, www.brandenburg.de