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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 […]
Offshore wind developer wpd and the Brittany Region have signed an agreement to promote the development of floating wind in this French region.
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.
The Taiwanese Ministry of Economic Affairs has awarded German-based wpd with 1GW of grid connection capacity for two of the developer's offshore wind projects in Taiwan: a 708MW wind farm off Yunlin and a 350MW project off Taoyuan.
Swedish energy company Vattenfall, German wind power developer wpd and French financial institution Caisse des Dépôts have formed an alliance for the bid preparation in an offshore wind tender in Dunkerque, France.
German offshore wind developer wpd has appointed Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) as their financial advisor for its projects in Taiwan.
Wpd's offshore wind farm proposed to be built off the coast of Taiwan's Yunlin county received an initial approval from Taiwanese Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) in November, according to Taipei Times.
German wind power developer wpd AG has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with CR Classification Society, two Taiwan's research and development bodies, and representatives from engineering think tanks, and will assist Taiwan in reaching its aim of increasing domestic financial operators' willingness to invest in offshore wind farms.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
wpd AG and its financing banks yesterday signed financing contracts in Frankfurt for the Nordergründe offshore project. According to these contracts, the loans will be provided by KfW IPEX-Bank and the European Investment Bank (EIB) while 100% of the equity will come from wpd offshore GmbH. This means that the finance for the entire investment […]
Eolien Maritime France, a consortium made of EDF EN France, Dong Energy Power Holding and WPD Offshore GmbH, has issued an invitation to tender for wind turbine installation on three French offshore wind sites. A contract for each of the three lots will last for six years (72 months) from the date of award. Deadline for submission of tenders or […]
Danish utility company, Hofor, and German WPD have signed a strategic cooperation agreement on the development of offshore wind power in Denmark. The two companies will work on bids for six nearshore wind farms with a total capacity of 350 MW tendered by the Danish Energy Agency earlier this year. "The agreement with WPD is a […]
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 […]
By the end of 2014, WPD AG had increased its own range of wind farms to a total capacity of 1,061 megawatts. This makes the mid cap company with its head office in Bremen one of the leading wind farm operators in the German and European markets. The wind farms are mainly in Germany and selected […]
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 […]
The European consortium comprising EDF Energies Nouvelles and wpd offshore today submitted two bids for French offshore wind projects: the Tréport and Ile d’ Yeu/Ile de Noirmoutier. These two projects fall within the framework of the second call for tenders for French offshore wind energy projects, representing total new capacity of 1,000 MW to be […]
The Energiekontor AG, based in Bremen, has agreed today with the Bremen project developer wpd on the sale of an offshore wind farm, the Nordergründe. The buyer is a subsidiary of wpd Offshore GmbH. The Nordergründe offshore wind farm will comprise 18 wind turbines of the REpower 6M type, and will be built at a […]
EDF Energies Nouvelles and wpd offshore, two key players in European offshore wind energy, have announced the signing of a partnership agreement. The agreement formalizes both groups’ decision to combine their expertise in the French government’s second call for tenders, with a view to continuing the development of offshore wind energy in France and pursuing […]
Siemens has been awarded an order by wpd group, Germany, to supply, install and service 80 SWT-3.6-120 wind turbines for the Butendiek offshore wind power plant off Germany's North Sea coast. When it comes online in 2015, the wind power plant's total generating capacity of 288 megawatts will be sufficient to supply some 370,000 households […]
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 […]
Part of WPD Group, WPD Italia, is going ahead with its plans to install 95 Siemens' wind turbines off the coast of Apuliain, writes the Wind Power Intelligence. The company has asked environmental ministry for a permit to conduct environmental impact assessment in the Gulf of Manfredonia for the Gargano South wind project. The […]
The newly elected government of Finland has recently decided to promote offshore wind power. The wpd Group management team is meeting today with several Finnish ministers and state secretaries to discuss the Suurhiekka offshore wind farm which is currently in the pipeline and set to be realised in the coming years. Dr. Gernot Blanke, […]
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