Wind technology knowledge and expertise is a must
PES met up with Marten Seifert, MD of RECASE Regenerative Energien GmbH, Germany. He is very excited about the growth in projects and puts this down to the expertise and knowledge of his team of engineers.
PES: Welcome to PES Wind magazine. Thanks for talking with us. Would you like to begin by explaining a little about the background of RECASE and how you currently serve the wind industry?
Marten Seifert: RECASE is a small but efficient company made up of long serving wind turbine engineers. Lorenz and I founded RECASE in 2013, after gaining a lot of experience with wind turbine (WT) manufacturing companies over many years.
Together with Maurice Graber, who has been our project engineer from the very beginning, we have been able to develop services for our customers in the industry, based on our knowledge, quality and capacity.
Two years later Jörg Zeumer, the main electrical designer and developer for REpower wind turbines from 1998, joined our team. Today we are a team of 8 engineers, including the founders, one administrator and additional students from different fields of engineering expertise.
PES: You work in different energy sectors, but how important is the wind industry to you?
MS: For sure the wind industry is our main business. We work for various wind turbine manufacturers, offshore substructure and installation providers and operators of wind farms.
Our knowledge and experience is definitely addressing the on and offshore industry with a focus on the WT design and technical interfaces, to complex offshore environment.
On top of this traditional business we have established regional business for energy concept design, self-consumption systems for production facilities etc.
We have found out that the technical system design for a fabrication place, based on solar power, small wind turbines and electrical storage is quite similar to the complex interfaces and varying operational phases of an offshore wind farm or substation, with limited grid capacity during the installation phase.
Another driving factor is a specific situation here in Northern Germany, where wind energy is available in large scale and is frequently curtailed by the grid operators to prevent electrical grid overload.
We are active in different strategic, political and also specific projects to initiate intelligent use of Germanys wind energy.