The wpd Group, which develops and operates onshore and offshore wind farms 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, focused on planning, developing, constructing and operating wind farms, was founded in 2008. The team based there is working on various wind farm projects in different states of the USA.
wpd is actively engaged in 18 countries around the world. The company has realized 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.
Recently, on August 18th 2016, the Chilean Energy Ministry announced the results of an extensive invitation to tender for delivering electricity and wpd won contracts for three projects with a total volume of 350 MW, all to be erected by 2021.
Dr. Gernot Blanke, CEO at wpd stated:
"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."