OSG has received the unrestricted certificate according to the regulations of the “Safety Certificate for Contractors” issued by DEKRA Certification GmbH. The certificate allows OSG to work based on a management system that complies with the regulations of SCC** standards.
The SCC certificate is a combined work and environment management system governing (occupational) health and safety, as well as environmental protection.
In this appeal, government representatives and players in the wind energy industry demand the significant expansion of wind energy. For this purpose, two to three new wind farms are to be added to the network in the next decade. The further expansion of onshore wind energy should also continue. In particular, it is important that the realms of onshore and offshore energy are not pitted against each other, in order to achieve the planned share of renewable energies of 40 to 45 percent by 2025. Both wind energy types play substantial roles in achieving the energy revolution. The Wismar Appeal was signed by government leaders of the states in Northern Germany, the employers’ association Nordmetall, the union IG Metall Küste and representatives from the wind energy industry.
In 2015 466 offshore wind energy plants with a total output of 1,994.4 MW (North Sea only) were newly constructed and connected to the network. This marks an increase of 300% compared to 2014. Thanks to this added capacity, the 3GW mark was almost reached. In total, the North Sea region has access to a capacity of 2,956.1MW spread across 690 wind turbines. Therefore, the wind turbines generate an average power output of 4.28 MW.
The goal of the German federal government of achieving 6,500 MW offshore wind energy output by 2020 has been reached more than halfway, if the 338.8 MW of installed capacity in the Baltic Sea are added.