>>WILFRIED PETER: My father worked on the same shipyard where I started out. 0:00:08:000,0:0:12:000
>>WILFRIED PETER: At the time, this job choice made sense. People would always need ships. 0:00:13:000,0:00:27:000
>>JÖRG SCHULTZ: As a port city, Bremerhaven had a great number of shipyards. But, in the
end, the shipyards were no longer competitive. We were really at rock-bottom. We were floored. 0:00:27:500,0:00:34:000
>>JÖRG SCHULTZ: As a path forward, we decided to embrace renewable energy. 0:00:40:000,0:00:49:000
>>XAVIER FANICHET: Offshore wind turbines do operate in very harsh environment, very
harsh conditions. This implies using materials which are very reliable 0:00:50:000,0:01:03:000
>>JAN DECLERCQ: The development with DuPont was very crucial. The material we were interested
in was the Nomex material which DuPont had designed. It gave us the ability to design
the compact transformers. 0:01:04:000,0:01:21:000
>>XAVIER FANICHET: The contribution of the transformer is key. No transformer no, power
generation. The value of a reliable material like DuPont Nomex in a transformer, is to
ensure that the turbine will produce the electricity needed without any costly emergency intervention. 0:01:22:500,0:01:29:000
>>JÖRG SCHULTZ: There were people at the shipyards that could work with steel. They
knew how to make the things we needed. 0:01:29:000,0:01:40:000
>>WILFRIED PETER: I heard the wind industry was looking for people. I applied for a job
here and luckily I was successful. 0:01:41:000,0:01:56:000
>>JÖRG SCHULTZ: In Bremerhaven, renewable energy created 3000 new jobs. We are convinced
that renewable energy is the right path for Germany to follow.