The highest wind power plant in Europe in Gries

Project overview

After a period of preparation and planning, the highest wind power plant in Europe was constructed in 2011 at a height of 2,450 metres above sea level near the Gries dam in the Alps. The alpine location posed a variety of challenges compared to the plains, such as difficult logistics with limited space and narrow access, the very short season for construction work and adverse climatic events.

Expertise involved

Wind power


Swisswinds GmbH

Our services

Consultancy throughout the planning and execution phase including on the moun-tain location, profitability, contracts and wind measurements. Project management consultancy. Three wind measurement campaigns with LiDAR. Technical planning in terms of the transport route to the site, the crane site and the foundation. Data evaluation 3-D laser scanning. CAD plans and project schedule.

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