Qualitas Energy secures approvals for new wind projects in Germany with a total capacity of more than 60 MW
24/11/2023 – Berlin
- Qualitas Energy is planning new wind farms with a total capacity of 60 MW at the Dalkendorf and Waldow sites, ensuring the supply of environmentally friendly wind energy to more than 40,000 households
- Focusing on acquisition, project development, construction & operation, the company actively promotes the energy transition in Germany in close cooperation with municipalities, residents, and local authorities
Qualitas Energy, a global investment and management platform focused on renewable energy, energy transition, and sustainable infrastructure investment, announced today the receipt of approvals for the Dalkendorf and Waldow wind farms with a total capacity of more than 60 MW.
In the municipality of Dalkendorf, located in the district of Rostock, a noteworthy step towards the energy transition has been taken. Approval has recently been granted for the construction of seven 5.7 MW turbines as part of a greenfield project. The Dalkendorf wind farm represents just one of over 100 wind energy projects that Qualitas Energy is actively developing in Germany.
“I am very pleased that the municipality of Dalkendorf is advancing the energy transition together with us,” says Marc Kleimeier, Project Manager at Qualitas Energy Deutschland GmbH. “The cooperation with the StALU Mittleres Mecklenburg as the responsible approval authority was very constructive and target oriented. I would like to express my sincere gratitude for this on behalf of our entire team.”
Future sustainable energy production is in the works in partnership with NOTUS energy at the Waldow wind farm, situated southeast of Berlin. The approval for the repowering of the existing park, consisting of eight turbines, has been granted. The forthcoming upgrade involves replacing these turbines with four new ones, each boasting a 5.6 MW capacity.
“After a comprehensive technical and legal planning review, we decide which turbines can still be operated,” explains Jean Kersten, Project Manager at Qualitas Energy Deutschland GmbH in Waldow. “The remaining turbines are replaced by innovative and more powerful ones. In this way, we achieve a land consolidation in many wind farms, which reduces the total number of turbines and at the same time increases the production of environmentally friendly electricity.”
The Waldow wind farm is scheduled for commissioning in 2025, followed by the Dalkendorf wind farm in 2026. This is set to provide green wind power to over 40,000 households from these regions in the coming years.
“Qualitas Energy actively promotes renewables with a focus on acquisition, project development, construction, and operation in close cooperation with communities, residents and authorities,” says Borja Caruana, Managing Director of Qualitas Energy Deutschland GmbH. “We increase the profitability of our parks through efficient turbine repowering and at the same time invest in the planning of greenfield projects.”
The Qualitas Energy Deutschland GmbH is part of the Qualitas Energy Group, which is committed to the transition to a decarbonized economy and focuses on the acquisition, financing, project development, construction, and operation of onshore wind turbines with a team of more than 250 employees in Berlin, Hamburg, Wiesbaden, Trier, Cologne, and Stuttgart.
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 5 GW of operating and development energy assets, including 3 GW of wind, more than 1 GWp of solar PV, 242 MW of solar thermal power (CSP), 180 MW of renewable natural gas, 63 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 650 professionals across twelve offices in Madrid, Berlin, London, Milan, Hamburg, Wiesbaden, Trier, Cologne, Stuttgart, Warsaw, Wroclaw, and Santiago.