ABO Wind is one of Europe’s most experienced wind energy developers. Originating in Germany, ABO Wind now has subsidiaries in France, Iran, Ireland, United Kingdom, Finland, Spain and Argentina. ABO Wind initiates wind farm projects, acquires sites, organizes all technical and business planning, arranges international bank financing and delivers turnkey wind farms. ABO Wind also offers operational management as well as maintenance and services for wind turbines. The company has connected a total of more than 1,300 megawatts of installed capacity to the grid.
- Business Type:
- Industry Type:
- Energy - Wind Energy
- Market Focus:
- Internationally (various countries)
- Year Founded:
- 1,000,000 - 10,000,000 €
This company also provides solutions for other industrial applications.
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20 Years Of Expertise In Renewable Energies
ABO Wind is one of Europe's most experienced developers of renewable energy projects. Originating in Germany, ABO Wind now has subsidiaries in Argentina, Finland, Iran, the Netherlands, France, Ireland, United Kingdom and Spain. The company's core business is wind energy. ABO Wind AG has successfully developed, constructed and maintained wind farms for more than 20 years now.
The ABO Wind team consists of about 400 professionals with expertise covering all phases of wind farm development: from site selection and land acquisition to assessing the specific wind yield for a project, technical wind farm design, planning and environmental impact assessment, bank financing, wind farm construction. We also provide long-term operational management or maintenance and services such as inspections, repairs, gearbox endoscopies or technical assessments. So far, the company has installed wind farms with a total capacity of more than 1,100 megawatts.
We offer a very open and honest approach to wind farm development, backed up by an experienced team, many of whom have been working within the wind farm industry from its early stages. At ABO Wind we see the whole picture of wind farm development and actively engage in public consultation prior to the submission of all of our wind farms.
Our bioenergy team provides operational management of biogas plants, develops new biogas plants or purchases and improves existing ones, and offers bioenergy services.
In order to contribute to a successful and comprehensive energy transition, our own department for future energy develops new concepts for clean mobility and energy storage.
Our division of heat supply provides efficient heating and electricity from cogeneration plants or photovoltaics to large real properties.
ABo Wind also offers EPC for solar energy projects.
The company's founders, Dr. Jochen Ahn and Matthias Bockholt, together with Andreas Höllinger (from left), form the management board of ABO Wind AG.
When Dr. Jochen Ahn and Matthias Bockholt started their company to develop wind farms in 1996, wind energy was still in its infancy. In the first few years, the company's small team of passionate wind energy pioneers had to work out how to do things on their own, thus bringing forward not only their company, but the wind energy sector as a whole. Without a set of effective regulations, improvising was part of every day's work. Since then, the industry has professionalised a lot and has become much more competitive. Renewable energies are now a major economic factor.
Along with the renewable sector, ABO Wind has grown steadily. With more than 400 employees and an annual project volume of about 250 million Euros, we are among Europe's most experienced developers of renewable energy projects. The company's founders are still the company's main shareholders and still manage the company.
In 2001, ABO Wind started its international expansion with a first subsidiary in Spain. Subsidiaries in France, Ireland, the United Kingdom and Argentina followed. Finland and Iran have been the latest additions to the ABO Wind group. Our strategy is an early entry in emerging markets, boosted by cooperations with local partners. We establish a local presence early on in order to engage and work closely together with local and regional communities and authorities.
Our subsidiaries can also count on the support from the experienced staff at the ABO Wind headquarters in Germany. We benefit from our long-term experience in different countries under different sets of regulations. A division for international business development assesses new markets and prepares our market entry in additional countries.
By choosing and purchasing our turbines in Germany, we benefit from economies of scale internationally. Our experts for project finances secure financing under favorable terms, for example from the German government-owned bank KfW. International investors as well as local or regional utilities are among the investors who buy our wind farms after construction.
Climate change is one of the biggest challenges for humankind and for our societies. The transition to a climate friendly, sustainable energy supply based on renewable energies is absolutely imperative. From our point of view, economical success and ecological benefit are mutually dependent. Our work ethic unites idealism with realism and expertise.
Economical prudence, careful planning and ethical responsibility are at the core of ABO Wind. It is fun to work with us. We work not only for the success of our company, but also for the larger picture: global climate protection.