Company announcement

UKA is the second-largest German wind park developer in 2016

In 2016, the UKA corporate group, headquartered in Meißen, occupies second place in the ranking of wind park developers in Germany.

This is the result of an industry survey that was published on March 15, 2017 by the trade journal “Energie & Management.” The result refers to installed power in 2016: In the past year, UKA installed 204 megawatts of wind energy power. Thus, the UKA systems could supply 17,000 households with clean energy - which corresponds to approximately one medium-sized city in Germany.

UKA is the only company in East Germany to be represented among the top companies. Wpd of Bremen and juwi of Wörrstadt are two other companies that complete the top 3.

Especially in the past three years, UKA has developed rapidly and pushed itself to the top of the industry as a high-performance project developer and operator of renewable energy projects. In this time (2014 to 2016), the UKA group, together with communities, public utilities and citizens, installed 166 wind energy systems that produce more than 500 megawatts. The 1,192 kilometers of cables laid for this would reach from Flensburg to Garmisch-Partenkirchen (that is, from the far north to the far south of Germany). The company’s own contractor UKA Projektträger is responsible for the installation of the systems; the operator UKB handles the operation.

The growth in recent years has provided UKA with advantages with respect to the new market system for wind energy, which was heralded in May with the first call for bids for wind energy projects. Dr. Kay Dahlke, Managing Director of UKA Holding, reports: “Cost efficiency has become the most crucial decision-making factor. Due to our volume and long-term framework agreements, we have cost advantages in the new market environment, and thanks to our experience, we are very efficient when implementing projects.”