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Windrad Engineering GmbH – A new member of the GICON® Group

Prof. Dr. Uwe Ritschel (left) founded Windrad Engineering. Has has now handed over management of the company to Dr. Frank Adam (right) and Ralf Trapphoff.

October 2021

The GICON® Group expands its service portfolio in the field of onshore and offshore wind and welcomes Windrad Engineering GmbH as a new member in the group of companies. The company completes the service spectrum of GICON®. The group thus becomes a full-range provider – “This service portfolio is […]

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RENEW 2020 conference

October 2020

Windrad Engineering virtually participated in the RENEW 2020 conference in Portugal to present a concept of a scalable hybrid micro grid for offshore oil and gas platforms using floating wind turbines.
Offshore Oil and Gas platforms mostly utilize gas or diesel generators to produce reliable energy. As a step towards low carbon economy, Offshore Wind Energy is studied to reduce dependency on these fired turbomachinery. Since Malaysian Offshore Oil and Gas platforms are […]

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Digital twin to optimize wind turbine technology and operation

October 2020

A “digital twin” is a computer-generated replica of a real, existing physical entity such as a wind turbine.

The englisch translation of the title of the R&D project is “Concept and design of a cyber-physical system for the holistic development of wind turbines” (WindIO). The project covers a period of three years having a total cost volume of 3.1 million euros, wherein 2.1 million euros are funded by the German Federal Ministry […]

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SiWEC upgraded to include floating wind turbines

January 2020

Our in-house software SIWEC has been ugraded to simulate floating wind turbines including wave interactions. This upgrade has already been sucessfully utilized in a current project.

A tension leg platform is currently implemented. This is modeled as a rigid body with six degrees of freedom so that there is no loss of simulation speed. Connection to the FE model of the platform takes place with help […]


Simulation tool SiWEC upgraded to vertical axis wind turbines

December 2019

Simulation tool SiWEC upgraded to vertical axis wind turbines. Our in-house software SiWEC  has been upgraded to establish an efficient simulation of vertical axis wind turbines  (VAWT).

A key challange for a VAWT load calculation is the underlying aero-elastic model. SiWEC currently includes a model with double induction for front and rear passage of the rotor. The results achieved are plausible and should be […]

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Joint R&D Project ConUp launched

October 2019

On October 28, the Kick-Off meeting took place at the University of Oldenburg / ForWind. In this Joint R&D Project ConUp supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy a protective method that is independent of a specific manufacturer will be developed to allow for safe re-parametrization and retrofitting of wind turbines. Windrad Engineering will focus on developing an advanced protection system of a wind turbine to secure site-specific optimization for […]