WPD and NewEn obtain permits for two Australian projects with 60 MW total

Bremen, (PresseBox) - Bremen-headquartered international wind farm developer WPD has obtained project permits for two Western Victoria wind farms developed in cooperation with NewEn Australia Pty. Ltd. die Projektgenehmigung. The two new projects will have a total rated power of 59.8 MW. „We are pleased to have cleared another hurdle. This is an important milestone for our Australian market presence. Together with our partners, we will now soon start implementing the projects,“ says WPD board member Dr. Gernot Blanke.

Local permitting bodies have gratend NewEn Australia building permits for the „Salt Creek “ and the „Morton´s Lane“ wind farms with a rated power of 29.9 MW each. Both are located in the western part of the State of Victoria, c. 50 km off the coastline and 300 km west of Melbourne. „With the permits issued, we expect to be able to begin construction in 2009. The close vicinity of both projects should yield manifold synergies.“, says Svend Karstedt of NewEn Bremen.

Keyfacts WPD:
Development, construction and financing of renewable energy projects
Development of offshore windfarms in Germany, Sweden, Finland and Denmark.
“A” rated by Euler Hermes GmbH (Allianz group).
Headquartered in Bremen – staff of 200

wpd onshore GmbH & Co. KG

Die wpd think energy GmbH & Co. KG ist weltweiter Developer und Vermarkter von Erneuerbare-Energien-Projekten einerseits sowie Betreiber von EE-Kraftwerken (IRPP) andererseits. wpd ist in 15 Ländern mit Tochterunternehmen aktiv vertreten und beschäftigt derzeit rund 300 Mitarbeiter. Etwa 1.200 Windkraftanlagen mit 1.750 MW, 8 Biogasanlagen mit 11 MW Leistung sowie 5 PV-Projekte mit insgesamt 7,4 MWp haben Unternehmen der wpd- Gruppe bis zur Realisierung begleitet. Darüber hinaus ist wpd einer der führenden Offshore-Entwickler – das erste kommerzielle deutsche Offshore Projekt Baltic I, 15km nördlich der Insel Darß, soll 2009 ans Netz gehen.

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