Qualitas Energy Group commissions Gersweiler wind farm through DunoAir Windpark Planung GmbH
16/08/2023 – Berlin
- Cutting-edge turbine technology to generate 9.76 MW of clean, renewable electricity for 7,400 households
- Environmental responsibility is a top priority; the operation of the wind farm leads to annual savings of 10,780 t of CO2 emissions
Qualitas Energy, a global investment and management platform focused on renewable energy, energy transition, and sustainable infrastructure investment, announces the successful commissioning of the Gersweiler wind farm through DunoAir Windpark Planung GmbH, as part of the Qualitas Energy Group. The wind farm, located in the Saarland region of Germany, consists of two state-of-the-art wind turbines, and represents a further milestone in the company’s journey towards a decarbonized economy.
The Gersweiler wind farm features cutting-edge technologies, including an Enercon E-138 EP3 turbine with a 4.2 MW capacity and an Enercon E-160 EP5 turbine with a 5.56 MW capacity. Together, they contribute to a total output of 9.76 MW of clean, renewable energy, providing electricity to approximately 7,400 households.
In line with Qualitas Energy’s commitment to environmental responsibility, the Gersweiler wind farm is projected to result in an annual reduction of 10,780 tons of CO2 emissions, making a substantial contribution to combatting climate change.
Environmental responsibility remains also a top priority for DunoAir Windpark Planung GmbH as part of the Qualitas Energy Group. Within the course of the project development, approximately 1.1 hectares of forest area have been permanently transformed. However, the company is dedicated to implementing high-quality offset measures, fully compensating for this impact through reforestation efforts in the Krughütte and Gersweiler areas. This not only neutralizes the ecological impact but also contributes to enhancing the overall quality of the affected landscape, creating an ecological surplus.
“Following the reception of regulatory approvals in April 2022, the construction of the wind park began in the summer of 2022. Thanks to diligent planning and execution, both turbines have now been connected to the grid and are fully operational, further strengthening Germany’s renewable energy capacity. This is an important milestone in our commitment to renewable energy and sustainable development,” said Christiane Würtz, Project Manager at DunoAir Windpark Planung GmbH.
Borja Caruana, Managing Director of Qualitas Energy Deutschland GmbH, stated, “The successful operation of the Gersweiler wind farm aligns perfectly with our business strategy, as we continue to invest ambitiously in renewable energy projects and lead them to success either alone or in cooperation with local partners to drive the transition towards a greener future.”
DunoAir Windpark Planung GmbH as part of the Qualitas Energy Group
DunoAir Windpark Planung GmbH, headquartered in Trier, is a full-service company with a local, experienced, and skilled team specializing in the planning and construction of wind turbines primarily in Western Germany. In April 2023, the acquisition of DunoAir’s onshore wind development business augmented Qualitas Energy’s German portfolio by an additional 1.4 GW of development projects, elevating the overall national capacity to an impressive 3 GW. The company’s ambitious investment plan aims to increase this capacity to 6.2 GW within the next two years in the country.
As a key player in the renewable energy sector, Qualitas Energy remains dedicated to driving the transition towards a decarbonized economy by focusing our investments on energy transition and sustainability-related assets. The global portfolio of Qualitas Energy in Spain, Germany, the UK, Italy, Poland, and Chile now holds more than 5 GW of operating and development energy assets, more than 3 GW of which are wind.
Qualitas Energy Deutschland GmbH is part of the Qualitas Energy Group, which is committed to driving the change towards a decarbonized economy and focused on the acquisition, financing, project development, construction, and operation of onshore wind turbines with a team of more than 250 employees at its offices in Berlin, Hamburg, Wiesbaden, Trier and soon also in Stuttgart and Cologne.
About Qualitas Energy
Qualitas Energy is a leading investment and management platform focused on renewable energy, energy transition, and sustainable infrastructure investment. Since 2006, the Qualitas Energy team has managed investments of more than €11 billion in renewable energy worldwide. These investments have been deployed through five vehicles: Fotowatio / FRV, Vela Energy, Q-Energy III, Q-Energy IV, and Q-Energy V. Qualitas Energy’s existing portfolio currently holds more than 5 GW of operating and development energy assets, including more than 3 GW of wind, more than 1 GWp of solar PV, 242 MW of solar thermal power (CSP), 180 MW of renewable natural gas, 108 MW of battery, and 60 MW of hydroelectric power assets across Spain, Germany, the UK, Italy, Poland, and Chile. Since 2020, Qualitas Energy has produced sufficient energy to power 1.54 million homes and, since 2021, has successfully avoided emissions of 1.32 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent. The Qualitas Energy team is composed of more than 600 professionals across eleven offices in Madrid, Berlin, London, Milan, Hamburg, Wiesbaden, Trier, Cologne, Stuttgart, Warsaw, and Santiago.