UKA starts project planning for its first Finnish wind farm and expands its European business.
UKA – the energy park developer
UKA plans, builds, supports and operates wind and solar farms as well as associated infrastructure. Founded in 1999, the company is one of the leading German wind farm developers with around 60 wind farms and solar farms* connected to the grid and an international project pipeline of four gigawatts.
As a full-service provider, the group provides all services up to the turnkey handover of the facilities. Subsequently, the subsidiary UKB Umweltgerechte Kraftanlagen Betriebsführung GmbH will provide optimum technical and economic support for renewable energy generation plants for decades.
At present, The UKA Group employs around 700 people in various locations across Germany such as in Meißen, Cottbus, Rostock, Lohmen in Mecklenburg as well as in Bielefeld, Erfurt, Grebenstein (near Kassel), Hanover, Heilbronn, Magdeburg and Oldenburg. It is also currently expanding its business activities in other European markets including UKA Iberia which operates from Madrid. In addition, UKA North America from Stuart (Florida) and UKA Chile from Santiago de Chile are driving promising renewable energy projects in North, Central and South America.
As a full-service provider, UKA offers all services up to and including the handover of turn-key wind- and solar farms to institutional investors like funds and investment companies, energy suppliers, public utility companies and infrastructure companies. After handover, its subsidiary UKB Umweltgerechte Kraftanlagen Betriebsführung GmbH will ensure your turbines perform at their technical and commercial best in the coming decades.
- Exploration and site analysis
- Radiation analysis
- Wind yield measurement
- Profitability calculation
- Site securing • Configuration of the wind and solar farm
- Power supply line and substation planning
- Project acquisition
- Resident participation models
- Local equity solutions
- Obtaining authorisation
- Winning contracts in the tender process
- Purchase of systems and network technology
- Road and foundation construction
- Transport planning and organisation
- Connection to the grid
- Turn-key construction and commissioning
- Implementation of authorisation or of the German Federal Imission Control Act
- Compensatory measures
A two-decade partnership for the energy revolution
UKA has been successfully developing renewable energy projects for over two decades
UKA opens its planning office in Madrid and develop the European market from there.
With a defined project volume of approximately 1.2 GW and a project pipeline of over 2 GW, UKA is on a growth trajectory. In addition to wind farms and network infrastructures, UKA will also be working on solar energy projects in future.
The world’s first commercial commissioned turbine V136 3.45 MW was put into operation by the UKA Group on July 25th 2017 in Lieskau, Germany.
UKA North America LLC (UKA NA) opens its planning office in Stuart (Florida). UKA works with American business partners and experienced employees on promising wind energy and PV projects in the US.
With an installed wind energy capacity of 204 MW in 2016, the UKA Group is the second-largest wind farm developer in Germany according to an industry study.
UKA sets up new offices in Erfurt, Hannover, Oldenburg and Bielefeld. The new offices are just a short way away from our project sites in central, northern and western Germany.
At the Möglenz wind farm in the Elbe-Elster district, four old turbines with a nominal output of 900 kW are dismantled. They are replaced by three wind turbines of the 3 MW class.
The Calau-Schadewitz wind farm in the Oberspreewald-Lausitz district is the company’s first forest wind energy project. On completion in 2012, the wind farm boasts seven 3.0 MW turbines.
UKA has been present in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Brandenburg since its inception. In 2011, the Group moves to Rostock and Cottbus, making it easier to manage local projects.
The UKA Group’s administrative head office is opened at the company’s founding location in Meißen. The head office supports all of UKA’s project development companies in their work.
In January, UKA installs its 100th wind turbine (a Vestas V90) at the Danna wind farm in the Teltow-Fläming district of Brandenburg.
During one year, UKA has installed 32 wind turbines with a capacity of 60 MW for seven onshore wind farms in Brandenburg.
In December, the company’s first 110 kV substation is built near Lübz in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
UKB Umweltgerechte Kraftanlagen Betriebsführung GmbH is founded in August 2000. In December, the commercial and technical operations specialist assumes responsibility for its first four wind turbines with a combined output of 3.6 MW.
Managing partners Gernot Gauglitz and Ole-Per Wähling – both still working at the company today – found UKA in Meißen. At its inception, the company has three employees.
*partially realized by our partner, unlimited energy GmbH, in which UKA has a majority stake.