Königshovener Höhe, Germany

 

 

The Rhenian mining area, which is particularly famous for its lignite mines, increasingly relies on wind power. One showcase project is the jointly owned Königshovener Höhe wind park from innogy (formerly RWE; 51%) and the city of Bedburg (49 %).

The project was completed in just two years on land recultivated from the Garzweiler open pit and was fully operational by the end of 2015. The subsoil proved to be difficult. First it was necessary to carry out extensive land improvement measures on the flat, backfilled site. Senvion met the challenge with an interdisciplinary approach.

The size of the project and the broad scope of supply and service including earthworks, land improvement, foundation construction, concrete tower erection, and plant engineering and startup necessitated changes in project organization. To this end, additional positions (e.g., external site management, project quality management, logistics site coordination) were created and staffed. The additional know-how is paying off: all of the contracted project milestones have been met.