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wpd opens up new wind energy market with entry into USA

Bremen (renewablepress) - The wpd Group will in future also be operating in the US market in the shape of wpd wind projects Inc. The foundations for this move were laid with the signing of the contract to take over Volkswind USA Inc., with its head office in Portland in the US State of Oregon. The company was founded in 2008. The team based there is working on various wind farm projects in different states of the USA.

"We see major potential in the American wind energy market and we are looking forward to expanding wpd's international activities together with the local team, and implementing promising projects", states Dr. Gernot Blanke, CEO at wpd. wpd also has recent success to report in South America. On August 18th 2016, the Chilean Energy Ministry announced the results of an extensive invitation to tender for delivering electricity. Wpd won contracts for three projects with a total volume of 350 MW, all to be erected by 2021.

About wpd
wpd develops and operates onshore and offshore wind farms, and is actively engaged in 18 countries around the world, the head office is in Bremen. The company has realised wind energy projects with around 1,900 turbines and an output of 3,600 MW, and is planning further onshore wind projects with a total of 6,700 MW. In addition various projects make wpd one of the globally active offshore developers.


Bremen, 31 August 2016


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28217 Bremen
Internet: www.wpd.de



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About wpd AG

wpd is a developer and operator of wind farms both onshore and offshore, acting worldwide. Over the last 20 years, wpd has installed 1,900 wind turbines with a total of 3,600 MW. Currently 1,232 MW are held as assets. A group staff of 1,500 is committed to wind energy in 18 countries. Internationally, wpd is planning projects in the scope of 6,700 MW onshore and 8,000 MW offshore.

For years, wpd has been awarded the first-class "A" rating by the Euler Hermes agency (Allianz Group). Besides the favourable status quo analysis, this external assesment of creditworthiness also illustrates the company's excellent future prospects.

wpd has played a determining role in helping to shape the wind industry since its early beginnings. The foundation for wpd was laid in 1996 in Bremen. To this day, the head office is in the Hanseatic city. The former two-man operation has developed into a solid, mid-sized company.

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