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Croatian Minister of Economy inaugurates WPD wind farm

Sibenik/Bremen, 14.11.2006. Today, Branko Vukelic, Croatia’s Minister of Economy, has inaugurated the WPD wind farm project Trtar-Krtolin near Sibenik seaport. More than 100 attendees listened to the Minister’s keynote address, in which he stressed the increasing importance of RES and the political will to further increase the share of wind power in Croatia’s energy supply.

The Trtar-Krtolin wind farm comprises 14 Enercon E48 wind converters and has started the production in July this year. Recorded yields meet the high expectations. The project was developed by WPD’s Croatian subsidiary EnerSys d.o.o. with office in Dubrovnik.

Andreas Chollet, manager of owner company Vjetroeletrana Trtar-Krtolin d.o.o. (Sibenik), expressed his gratitude towards the representatives of the city of Sibenik and of the county of Sibenik-Knin for the cooperation experienced in the past three years: “Through our common effort, we have succeeded in building a wind farm which has earned the support of the citizens. Now, Sibenik has a new landmark: the city stands for clean und ecologically sound technology”, says Chollet.

WPD board member Dr. Hartmut Brösamle views Croatia as an interesting future market: “The Trtar-Krtolin wind farm will be succeeded by further projects in the years to come”, says Dr. Brösamle. “In addition to excellent wind conditions, government and administration created an investment-friendly climate which facilitates continuous project development. Our trust in the business environment is documented by the decision to remain in ownership of the Trtar-Krtolia wind farm.”

Keyfacts WPD:

  • Construction and financing of more than 80 wind farms with a total rated power in excess of 890 MW. In connection therewith, investments more than € 1,2 billion were successfully raised and syndicated.

  • Germany’s leading developer and syndication house for wind farms since 2001 – Equity raised: € 300 million.

  • Commercial and technical management of more than 110 wind farms with 1.400 MW.

  • Development of and sponsorship in international windfarms and photovoltaic-projects.

  • Developer and IPP

  • Development of offshore windfarms in Germany and Sweden.

  • “A” rated by Euler Hermes GmbH (Allianz group).

  • Headquartered in Bremen, offices in Magdeburg, London and Stockholm.

  • Staff of 100.

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    Christian Schnibbe
    press- and public relations
    WPD AG
    Kurfürstenallee 23 a
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    Tel: 0421 - 168 66 25
    Fax: 0421 - 168 66 66

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    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 GmbH (project developer and operator), wpd windmanager (commercial management and technical operations) and Deutsche Windtechnik (maintenance and engineering).

    With 3,700 employees worldwide, wpd has implemented projects with 2,630 wind turbines and a total capacity of 6,110 MW, as well as solar energy projects with a capacity of 35 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 29 countries worldwide.

    Press contact at wpd GmbH

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    Phone: +49 (0)421 / 16866-10

    Christian Schnibbe

    Press contact

    Christian Schnibbe

    Christian Schnibbe
    wpd GmbH
    Phone: +49 (0)421 / 16866-10