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Herausgeber: wpd AG

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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Head of Communication
Phone: +49 (421) 16866-10
E-Mail: c.schnibbe@wpd.de

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Press Office
Phone: +49 (421) 16866-10
E-Mail: w.schroeder@wpd.de


wpd AG
Stephanitorsbollwerk 3 (Haus LUV)
28217 Bremen
Internet: www.wpd.de



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About wpd AG

wpd was founded in 1996 in Bremen/Germany and has become one of the leading developers and operators of wind on- and offshore and solar farms in Europe. With a staff of 3,200 employees worldwide, the wpd group has realized projects with 2,400 wind turbines and an output of 5,150 MW in total.

In addition to developing projects in-house, wpd also assumes project partnerships, commercial set-up, contractual drafting, project financing until completion and operation of wind turbines. wpd is constantly expanding its international activities and has set up a worldwide project pipeline of 12,300 MW onshore, 13,800 MW offshore and 1,650 MWp solar PV. Today, the company is active in 28 countries worldwide.

Since 2003, wpd has consistently received a first-class A rating from the Euler Hermes agency (Allianz Group). In addition to the positive status quo analysis, this external assessment of creditworthiness also illustrates the company's very good future prospects.

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Christian Schnibbe

Christian Schnibbe
wpd AG
E-Mail: c.schnibbe@wpd.de
Phone: +49 (0)421 / 16866-10