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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.
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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About wpd AG
wpd was founded in Bremen in 1996 and has become one of the leading developers and operators of onshore wind and solar farms in Europe. The group of companies consists of wpd AG (project developer and operator), wpd windmanager (commercial management and technical operations) and Deutsche Windtechnik (maintenance and engineering).
With 3,500 employees worldwide, wpd has implemented projects with 2,550 wind turbines and a total capacity of 5,740 MW, as well as 30 solar energy projects with a capacity of 30 MW.
Besides developing projects in-house, wpd also undertakes project partnerships, commercial construction, contracting, project financing through to completion and the operation of wind and solar energy plants.
In addition to its home market in Germany, wpd is also active in the main wind and solar markets in Europe, in North and South America, and in various countries in the rapidly growing Asian market. The company has built a global project pipeline of 13,870 MW of onshore wind and 2,300 MWp of solar PV. Today, wpd is active in 28 countries worldwide.