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  • 9 September 2015

    WPD inaugurated its 288MW Butendiek offshore wind farm in the North sea yesterday in the NordseeCongressCentrum in Husum with around 300 guests. Located 32 km west of Sylt, the 1.3 bn-euro project comprises 80 Siemens SWT 3.6-120 turbines capable of powering around 370,000 households with renewable energy. With offshore work begining in March 2014 Butendiek was completed within the specified timeframe […]

  • 9 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Swiss utility Elektrizitätswerk der Stadt Zürich (ewz) has acquired a stake in wpd’s Butendiek offshore wind farm in the German North Sea. The other investors are Marguerite Fund, Siemens Project Ventures (SPV), Industriens Pensionsforsikring (IP), Pensionskassernes Administration (PKA) and CDC Infrastructure (Caisse des Dépôts group). “The ewz participation is a further favorable signal for the offshore wind […]

  • 10 May 2021
    Business & Finance

    Wpd announced on 5 May that it set up two companies in Greece to develop wind and solar energy projects in the country, and is looking for opportunities to also expand its offshore wind portfolio. Through its companies – wpd solar Hellas and wpd Hellas onshore – wpd is taking up project development activities in […]

  • 24 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Wpd, the project developer and operator located in Bremen, reports that the installation of the first three wind turbines at the Butendiek Offshore Wind Farm has been successfully completed. At the end of last week the rotor blades were fixed to the nacelles immediately after the installation of all 80 foundations and transition pieces, the […]

  • 25 March 2010

    The Finnish annual EIA award was granted to wpd Finland Oy for the exemplary environmental impact assessment of the Suurhiekka offshore wind park. Until now, the prize has never been granted to a wind power project before. wpd Finland Oy was considered to have done significant progress in the field of environmental assessment. Finnish association […]

  • 26 August 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Wpd has signed several supply agreements for the 350 MW Guanyin offshore wind farm in Taiwan. MHI Vestas will supply 36 of its V164-type wind turbines, for which CS Wind Taiwan will manufacture the towers. Fred. Olsen Windcarrier will be in charge of the wind turbine installation. Taiwanese companies Formosa Heavy Industries and CTCI Machinery […]

  • 29 September 2017
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Wpd today filed a complaint with the Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe against the provisions of the German offshore wind energy law (WindSeeG), which exclude wpd’s offshore wind project Kaikas from future tenders without indemnification.  

  • 22 February 2011

    In what is regarded as milestone decision Finish authorities granted the water permit to Suurhiekka offshore wind farm, the first full scale offshore project of the country. The project of 80 turbines has been developed by wpd since 2007 and aims for start of construction in 2014 – depending on the government’s decision on a […]

  • 31 January 2022
    Wind Farm Update

    Germany-headquartered renewable energy developer wpd offshore plans to build two offshore wind farms in Romania’s sector of the Black Sea and has already summitted application documents with the Romanian government. Wpd said that it officially applied for the development of the two offshore wind projects in July 2021 and that it had established separate project […]

  • 21 January 2016
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Gothaer Leben Renewables GmbH has acquired an equity stake in the 110 MW Nordergründe offshore wind farm, wpd AG, the developer and the future operator of the wind farm said in a statement. Gothaer reportedly invested EUR 60 million in the project.  “We are very pleased that we have been able to win Gothaer as a renowned and […]

  • 17 May 2018
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Project costs of the two offshore wind farms wpd will build in Taiwan amount to EUR 4 billion, according to the latest news from the company, which aims to have closed agreements with manufacturers and suppliers for the Yunlin and Guanyin projects at the end of 2018.

  • 5 August 2015
    Wind Farm Update

    By bringing the 80th and thus final wind turbine into operation, wpd has completed the construction of the 288 MW Butendiek offshore wind farm, which is now in full operation.  Wpd, the Bremen wind developer and operator is responsible for the construction and operation phases. The Butendiek offshore wind farm is jointly owned by wpd, Marguerite Fund, […]

  • 2 August 2012

    Now recognised as one of the world’s leading wind developers and Independent Renewable Power Producers (IRPP), wpd group has a staff of about 700 people around the world. Founded in 1996, wpd has been one of the key players in the wind sector right from its very inception, wpd has constructed and financed more than […]

  • 10 August 2020
    Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    A Taiwan-built crew transfer vessel (CTV) which will operate at the Yunlin offshore wind farm has been completed and launched, according to Deutsche Windtechnik. The CTV, named Prosperous 1 (風盛1號), was ordered by the developer wpd and the service provider Deutsche Windtechnik from Prosperous Wind Shipping, and built by LungTeh shipyard. “The vessel is the […]

  • 2 September 2011
    Business & Finance

    Breakthrough for Butendiek offshore wind farm: After intense negotiations throughout the summer wpd group, located in Bremen, was able to…   [mappress] Source: wpd, September 02, 2011

  • 1 November 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    Offshore wind developer wpd group has confirmed the closing of the syndication for its EUR 2.5 billion Yunlin offshore wind financing in Taiwan. The 640MW Yunlin offshore wind farm project, the largest offshore wind transaction financed in the Asia Pacific, reached financial close on 30 May. “wpd is very happy about the successful closing of […]

  • 6 July 2017
    Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Technology

    wpd Offshore Solutions GmbH has become the latest European wind farm operator to take James Fisher Marine Services’ Mermaid as its tool for assessing the weather risk on its offshore construction and O&M activities.

  • 22 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    Wpd France has signed an agreement with DORIS Engineering to deliver studies for floating offshore wind in French waters. Under the agreement, DORIS said it will provide strategic expertise in aero-hydrodynamic, mooring, cables, geotechnical and structural issues. According to the French company, the research and studies will provide wpd with insights in terms of technologies, construction and […]

  • 23 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    Wpd AG has placed its first promissory note loan in the amount of EUR 68.5 million for institutional investors to finance expansion plans outside Europe.

  • 20 May 2014
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    After the results of the second French tender for offshore wind, Germany-based wind power developer wpd challenged the results of Vendée project and initiated legal action on the Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) assessment. The company said that it wants to understand the analysis of the bids made by the CRE, which was followed by the French […]

  • 26 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    Van Oord has sold its 10% stake in the 600MW Gemini offshore wind farm to the ALTE LEIPZIGER-HALLESCHE insurance group.

  • 8 August 2019
    Contracts & Tenders

    Palfinger Marine has secured a contract to deliver 81 lay-down boom cranes for wpd’s Yunlin offshore wind farm in Taiwan. Under the contract, Palfinger will supply 80 of its PF12000-4.6 LDB cranes for the turbines, while one will be installed onshore for training purposes. Each of the turbine platforms will be equipped with one fixed boom crane, […]

  • 21 September 2018
    Authorities, R&D, Technology

    Offshore wind developer wpd and the Brittany Region have signed an agreement to promote the development of floating wind in this French region.

  • 23 February 2015
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Wpd AG has closed all the supply contracts for the Nordergründe offshore wind project.  Nordergründe is the first German offshore project for which the work will be exclusively delivered and installed by German companies. Moreover, all suppliers have their manufacturing in the north-west region. As announced earlier today, Senvion is providing its 6MW turbines. Ambau is […]

  • 11 April 2022
    Business & Finance, Environment, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    WPD Offshore AB has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the green hydrogen supplier, Lhyfe, to jointly establish and directly connect a facility for green hydrogen production to wpd’s planned Storgrundet offshore wind farm in Söderhamn, Sweden. The goal is to achieve a total installed capacity of 600 MW, which makes the project […]

  • 4 July 2022
    Wind Farm Update

    WPD has started the realisation of the Gennaker offshore wind farm, located 15 kilometers off the German Baltic Sea coast, with the conditional order of 103 Siemens Gamesa 9 MW offshore wind turbines, announced today (4 July), and the start of the soil investigation work at wind turbine locations. At the same time, the tendering […]