Qualitas Energy receives approval for the repowering of Sebbenhausen wind farm
19/07/2023 – Berlin
- The replacement of the eight existing turbines with four new ones will boast enhanced efficiency and reduce environmental impact
- Sebbenhausen wind farm will supply more than 16,000 households with environmentally friendly electricity
Qualitas Energy, a global investment and management platform focused on renewable energy, energy transition, and sustainable infrastructure investment, has reached a significant milestone in the Sebbenhausen wind project with the approval for the construction of four wind turbines, which will boast enhanced efficiency and reduce environmental impact.
Located in the Lower Saxony municipality, the wind farm currently consists of eight turbines, contributing to Qualitas Energy’s extensive portfolio of over 3 GW of wind power in Germany. Four of these wind turbines have already been in operation since 2004. The remaining four turbines were built in 2005. With a total capacity of 16 MW, the farm has been producing renewable wind power for more than 9,000 households ever since.
Having obtained the approval, Qualitas Energy intends to replace the existing eight turbines with four cutting-edge 6 MW turbines that offer increased power and reduced emissions. By undertaking this strategic move, Qualitas Energy will be able to achieve a substantial increase in the output of the Sebbenhausen wind farm. As a result of this progressive development, over 16,000 households will receive environmentally friendly electricity in the future. Additionally, this serves as a compelling example of the significant potential that wind turbine repowering holds for the success of the energy transition.
“Our team is fully dedicated to ensuring the success of the energy transition”, says Borja Caruana, Managing Director of Qualitas Energy Deutschland GmbH. “By strategically implementing turbine repowering and transparently incorporating local interests throughout the project development process, we not only enhance the profitability of our initiatives but also remain committed to improving the local community environment and further investing in new projects to accelerate the energy transition in Germany. Whether independently or in collaboration with our cooperation partners, we will continue to drive these endeavors towards success,” he emphasizes.
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 200 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.