Alpiq wins $43.5m building technology contract for wind turbine production facility in Germany


Energy services provider Alpiq has secured a CHF44m ($43.5m) contract from Heitkamp and Ballast Nedam construction consortium to build a technology for a new wind turbine production facility in Cuxhaven, Germany.

The contract includes planning and implementation of the building technology equipment, which comprises the installation of the sanitary facilities, heating, ventilation, electrical engineering, elevator systems, and sprinklers.

"The new production facility is expected to start production in mid-2017."

The new production facility is expected to start production in mid-2017. Within the new building, Siemens will connect generators, hubs, and back-ends to assemble nacelles for offshore wind turbines.

One of the challenges of this complex large-scale project is the coordination of the building technology under time pressure.

In addition, the weather conditions at the construction site incur special demands on the project.

With this contract, Alpiq will demonstrate its expertise for the implementation of challenging large-scale building technology projects.