Achim Berge Olsen becomes new member of the Management Board of wpd AG
The Management Board of wpd AG has been expanded from two to three members: On September 1st 2018, Achim Berge Olsen was appointed as a further member of the Management Board alongside Dr. Gernot Blanke and Dr. Hartmut Brösamle. Now, Berge Olsen will also be responsible for the offshore wind division at group level.
Achim Berge Olsen was born in 1972 and has been working at wpd group for 17 years. After studying law in Freiburg and Stockholm, Berge Olsen worked as a lawyer in Sweden and Germany before joining wpd at the beginning of 2001. There he was responsible for the building of wpd’s offshore business, which began with the mere project development and nowadays also includes the entire construction and operation of complete offshore wind farms and grid infrastructure. Under his leadership, wpd received the full approval package for 14 offshore wind farms so far and has developed a portfolio of 22 projects. Milestones of his work were the construction management of Germany’s first commercial offshore wind farm Baltic 1 (2009) and the implementation of the 288-megawatts-offshore-park Butendiek (2014-2015) as well as the 111-megawatts-project Nordergründe which was commissioned last year. Today the focus is, in addition to the French market, on the Taiwanese projects Yunlin and Guanyin (together 1,000 megawatts), which were awarded to wpd in April 2018 and are to be built in 2020/2021.
About wpd AG
wpd is a developer and operator of onshore and offshore wind farms worldwide, and is actively engaged in 18 countries, the head office is in Bremen. For more than 20 years the company has been realising projects with 2,180 wind turbines and a total capacity of 4,400 megawatts. On an international scale, wpd is planning projects of around 8,050 megawatts onshore and over 5,300 megawatts offshore. www.wpd.de