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WPD succeeds in entering Canadian market

(PresseBox) (Bremen, ) The internationally operating wind park developer WPD AG has succeeded in entering the growing market in Canada. The company has taken over shares in the Canadian project developer Independent Power Corp. (IPC) with the seat in Mississauga, Ontario. A sale and acquisition agreement for initially 25 % of the company shares was signed on July 5, 2007, in Mississauga. In addition, an option for the sale and acquisition of further 25 % of the shares was agreed upon. The main focus of IPC’s business activities lies in the planning and realisation of wind park projects in the province of Ontario.

“We regard Canada and especially Ontario as a true future market with high potential,” Dr.Hartmut Brösamle, member of the Board of WPD AG, emphasises. With the Standard Offer Program (SOP), the Ontario Provincial Government has implemented a highly efficient feedin law, modelled on the German EEG. In connection with the outstanding wind ratios, this constitutes an excellent basis for the realisation of our ambitious development goals,” Dr.Brösamle says.

The partnership between IPC and WPD provides for a close cooperation in the fields of project development, financing and management. “Our ambition for an active transfer of know how is – among other things – emphasized by the fact, that – in person of our seasoned employee Michael Boehm – we will become part of the management besides the present managing director, John Andrews,” Dr. Brösamle explains the approach to the longterm projected, strategic partnership.

IPC-President John Andrews sees his company well positioned for future tasks by the cooperation. “WPD AG’s long standing international experience will be an essential contribution, so that IPC will become a domineering enterprise in the wind energy market in Ontario in the coming years.”

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.