wpd submits bid in UK offshore Round 3 tender

European's leading offshore developer wpd and turbine manufacturer Clipper are aiming for 1,350 MW project

(PresseBox) (Bremen, ) Yesterday, wpd offshore GmbH submitted a bid in the UK offshore Round 3 tender to develop a 1,350 MW-project in the "Hastings"-zone. wpd is bidding together with turbine manufacturer Clipper Windpower, adding its 10 MW-technology to the proposal. "As one of Europe's leading offshore wind farm developers with an international project pipeline of 8,000 MW in Germany, Sweden, France, Finland and Italy we are looking forward to expand our development activities to the growing UK market. The UK Government and the Crown Estate expect the bidders to develop offshore wind farms successfully in a short period of time. That is wpd's main competence which we have proved over the last years via the successful development on 5 offshore wind farms in Sweden and Germany all being fully consented ", says wpd offshore's managing director Achim Berge.

The UK Crown Estate asked for bidders for nine offshore zones around the British Island. The wpd-bid refers to the Hastings Zone, south of Brighton at the southeast coast of the UK. Achim Berge: "Our consortium bid marks the UK market entry of one of Europe's most experienced wind power companies wpd, with Clipper Windpower's UK-based wind turbine technology, strengthening the future of UK offshore wind generation. It also takes into account the constraints of the sea and local stakeholders by utilising wpd's coastal water experience and bioregional quintain's UK development record in a strong stakeholder engagement approach".

"We are pleased to have been chosen by wpd as a partner in the Round 3 tender to supply Clipper's 10 MW offshore turbines which are being developed and built in the UK" said Doug Pertz, Chief Executive Officer of Clipper Windpower. "Coupling wpd's offshore expertise with the world's largest offshore wind turbine, which offers both economies of scale and technological benefits, will help assure a successful, long-term project and provide the U.K. with an offshore generation showcase."

Clipper Windpower

Clipper Windpower Plc, www.clipperwind.com, is a rapidly growing company engaged in wind energy technology, turbine manufacturing, and wind project development. With offices in the United Kingdom, USA (California, Colorado, Iowa and Maryland), Mexico, and Denmark, the company designs and manufactures advanced wind turbines and actively develops wind power generating projects in the Americas and Europe. Clipper is a public company listed on the London Stock Exchange's Alternative Investment Market (AIM). Clipper's ticker symbol is CWP.

wpd onshore GmbH & Co. KG

wpd develops and operates renewable energy plants (IRPP) on a worldwide scale. wpd along with its subsidiaries is active in 19 countries The wpd-group has already realized wind farms with around 1,400 wind turbines and an estimated output of 2 GW. Beyond that, wpd acts as a leading European offshore developer with a pipeline of nearly 8,000 MW. wpd achieved the complete permits of five offshore wind farms (2,100 MW) and is now working on the construction of Germanys first commercial offshore wind farm Baltic I in 2010.

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