Who we are

BWO, (the Association of German Offshore Windfarm Operators) represents all companies that plan, build or operate wind farms in Germany. In this way, we are bundling the strength and the know-how for a successful transition to renewable energies in Germany and Europe.

In the northern German states, offshore wind energy is a key driver of structural change

After the shipyard crisis, offshore wind energy secures locations and jobs through the construction of components for offshore wind turbines, transformer stations and the use of sea ports as logistics centres.

The industry currently employs around 20,000 people

40 percent of the jobs are located in the western and southern part of Germany, far away from the Northern and Baltic seabord. An extensive project chain (development, construction, operation) also creates indirect employment in many organisations. This clearly shows that offshore wind energy enables nationwide value creation.

Offshore wind energy is a key factor in the mix of renewable energies

Offshore wind farms consistently produce large amounts of electricity. Good predictability is an important contribution to a secure energy supply.