Gallery: Global Wind Day competition winners

The wind industry celebrated Global Wind Day (15 June) with its annual photography competition. The winners offered a range of iconic images showing the impact of the sector around the world.

The four winners of the Global Wind Day photography competition
The four winners of the Global Wind Day photography competition

The photo competition was divided in to four categories: Working in Wind, Beautiful Wind, People and Wind and Beyond Wind

The four winners also offered their perspective of wind power and commented on the pictures they captured.  

Working in Wind 

Winner: Jan Oelker, Germany

"Precision-work 84 meter above the ground: Mechanic Yoann Chabot from the Enercon assembling team guides the crane driver for the positioning of the generator in front of the nacelle of an E-82 wind turbine at the Montagne Ardechoise wind farm in the Massif Central in France.

"About 70 tonnes of cast iron steel and copper move toward the nacelle in a slow and controlled manner until the bolts on the generator meet the holes on the nacelle. Every uncontrolled hit could course serious damage. As so often in life, the success of the process depends on good communication."

Beautiful Wind

Winner: Nathan Atkinson, UK

"I’ve been fascinated with the increased use of wind energy in the past few decades, including the technological improvements which have boosted energy output.

"It’s interesting to see the increase in the amount of electricity being provided by wind turbines here in the UK. From a photographic point of view, wind turbines are very majestic in their movement, and I personally enjoy taking pictures of them in a variety of landscapes to show how we have changed land usage over the years."

People and Wind

Winner: Farida Aryani, Indonesia

"A group of children are engrossed in playing football around the Bayu power plant. The wind farm is not harmful to children and is friendly to the environment."

Beyond Wind

Winner: Maartje Rempt, Netherlands

"The vision of DOB-Academy is "empowering engineering excellence". Their goal is to provide a challenging education to the offshore energy industry to accelerate the energy transition by making their material available to an even wider audience. DOB-Academy engages with primary schools to teach technology sessions.

"During these interactive sessions in their own laboratory, the young people will become acquainted with the importance of (offshore) wind energy in a playful yet educational manner. In this way, DOB-Academy hopes to motivate the youth of today to become the engineers of the future."

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