Trier/Völklingen. What several experts had already determined has now been officially confirmed by UNESCO itself:
The old industrial monument of the Völklinger Hütte is perfectly compatible with the modern industry of wind turbines!
As part of the approval process, the effects of the wind farm on the World Heritage Site were carefully examined and evaluated in expert reports, with the positive result that, in the experts' view, the wind farm does not have any significant negative impact on the World Heritage Site. This result had to be confirmed by UNESCO in accordance with the conditions of approval. Since September 2020, a positive statement from UNESCO has been available to the approval authority, thus confirming the experts' technical assessment.
We very much welcome this decision and regard it as confirmation that old and new forms of industrialization in Germany are highly compatible with each other.