Chronology

1984

  • ENERCON GmbH founded by Aloys Wobben
  • Development of first ENERCON wind turbine E-15/16 (55 kW)


1988

  • Development and installation of E-17/80 kW and E-32/100 kW


1991

  • Completion of first own production facility


1993

  • Launch of E-40/500 kW series: first gearless WEC 
  • Construction of first rotor blade production facility (AERO)


1995

  • Installation of E-66/1.5 MW prototype 


1996

  • Purchase of production site in Sorocaba


1998

  • Acquisition of SKET Maschinen und Anlagenbau GmbH, Magdeburg 
  • Development of E-66 production site in Magdeburg


2000

  • German Environmental Award presented to company owner Aloys Wobben
  • Development of WEC Turmbau GmbH in Magdeburg
  • Takeover of steel manufacturer Kockums Industrier AB, Malmö, establishment of EWP Windtower Production


2001

  • Founding of a new wind turbine production facility in Magdeburg-Rothensee


2002

  • Set-up of new rotor blade production facility in Turkey 
  • Commissioning of E-112 prototype in Egeln near Magdeburg


2003

  • Launch of serial production of E-112 rotor blades in Magdeburg, Germany


2004

  • Installation of two E-112 turbines in Wybelsumer Polder near Emden and nearshore E-112 in the Ems River 


2005

  • Construction of a concrete tower production facility (WEC Turmbau) in Emden 
  • Expansion of worldwide production area to 380,000 m² 
  • Enhancement of E-112 to 6 MW wind turbine 
  • Commissioning of E-82/2 MW prototype


2006

  • Commissioning of E-20/100 kW and E-53/800 kW prototypes 
  • Advancement of E-112 to E-126 MW wind turbine
  • Further development of the wind turbine E-112 to E-126


2007

  • New headquarters building in Aurich
  • Completion of prototypes E-126
  • Launch of construction of production sites in Viana do Castelo (Portugal)


2008

  • Christening of "E-Ship 1" in Kiel 
  • Aloys Wobben receives Rudolf Diesel medal
  • Launch of rotor blade and tower production in Viana do Castelo


2009

  • Inauguration of mechatronic factory in Lanheses (POR) 
  • Commissioning of ENERCON hydropower plant in Raguhn / Saxony Anhalt     
  • Inauguration of new WEC Turmbau production site in Magdeburg


2010

  • Inauguration of Europe`s most modern foundry (Gusszentrum Ostfriesland GZO)
  • Expansion of product range E-82/2.3 MW, E-82/3 MW and the E-101/3 MW
  • Maiden voyage of E-Ship 1


2011

  • Expansion of production capacity at production sites in Haren/Ems and Aurich
  • Installation of a precast concrete tower factory in France
  • Construction of mobile concrete tower facilities in Brazil
  • Completion of Weser hydropower plant (2 ENERCON S-pipe turbines/10 MW rated power)