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Operational Management: Wpd Windmanager Takes Over Wind Farm Near Münster

Bremen, Germany - Bremen-based Wpd Windmanager GmbH & Co. KG has been awarded a contract by iTerra Energy GmbH to take over the operational management of the Häger / Sandruper See wind farm.

The wind farm with a total capacity of 9.6 megawatts (MW) consists of three GE 3.2 MW wind turbines, which were commissioned in April 2021. The site is located near Münster. In addition to iTerra, the infrastructure fund provider Impax Asset Management also has a 50.1 percent stake in the wind farm. Impax has already worked successfully with Wpd Windmanager in Finland and Poland. "This experience was of course an excellent basis for the cooperation in Häger/Sandruper See. We are pleased to have found a very experienced and renowned operator in Wpd Windmanager", says iTerra Managing Director Dr Claus M. Brodersen. For the Häger / Sandruper See wind farm, Wpd Windmanager also benefits from its many years of experience with GE turbines.

In operational management, Wpd Windmanager looks after a large and very heterogeneous portfolio with 2,550 turbines and around 60 different turbine types. In doing so, the operations manager has been pursuing the strategy of employing its own manufacturer managers for many years. "As a result, we have a great deal of expertise in the area of turbine technology and direct in-house contacts for each of the well-known turbine manufacturers. This facilitates communication enormously – both during commissioning and ongoing operation," says Gerrit Baerwald, Sales and Technical Management at Wpd Windmanager. For teh operational management, this plant know-how and proximity to the manufacturer are a very important factor, as operators such as iTerra or Impax ultimately also benefit from this.

As Germany's leading and internationally expanding company in the commercial and technical management of wind farms and solar projects, Wpd Windmanager GmbH & Co. KG has 423 employees. Worldwide, Wpd Windmanager manages 528 wind farms with 2,550 wind turbines, 108 solar farms and a total output of 5,631 MW.



Source: IWR Online, 02 Jun 2021