Founded in the year 2001, the World Wind Energy Association has been continuously growing and represents today a very big network of members in 104 countries.
WWEA’s member associations represent again more than 50’000 members.
WWEA has recently been able to welcome its 600th direct member: The wind turbine company FWT energy GmbH & Co. KG, holding company of the new group with its operative companies FWT Service GmbH, FWT Production GmbH and FWT trade GmbH, based in Waigandshain, Germany. FWT is focussing on wind turbine O&M, turbine production, and related services, employing today close to 100 people.
WWEA President He Dexin: “We are very pleased to welcome FWT as our 600th member. The company represents very well the dynamic and international wind sector: Although it was founded only in 2013, its roots are going back more than 25 years and it is active on several continents. We look very much forward to working closely with FWT, together with all our members, in supporting the growth of the wind sector all over the world. WWEA is advising national governments and international organizations on wind deployment policies, and having such companies as our members makes our expertise even more based on practical experience and facts. The success of FWT demonstrates that still today new companies have great prospects on the wind market, given they follow the right strategies.”
WWEA Secretary General Stefan Gsänger: “We cordially welcome FWT as new corporate member! This dynamic company fits perfectly to our broad existing network of national associations and companies from the different wind branches. We are especially proud that our members can equally be found in new and emerging wind markets, in particular in developing countries, but also in the well-established markets in Europe or Asia. We will continue to support our members from the different parts of the world to find new partners, to intensify international interaction and cooperation, and to jointly work for increasing the share of wind power and renewable energy in the global energy supply. FWT is a perfect partner for this!”
The roots of the new player in windbusiness, FWT, are closely linked with Fuhrländer AG. After insolvency of Fuhrländer AG licensees and customers of Fuhrländer were concerned about the purchase and delivery of major components for turbines and production, since delivery by Fuhrländer was stopped. That was the start of FWT Trade, which was founded as trading company in order to deliver licensees (therefore the company name FWT Trade GmbH). In the meantime the scope of works offered by FWT trade comprises a wide range of solutions in purchase, logistics and trading with components. In February 2013, FWT started with service activities, customized service and maintenance of turbines (FWT Service). Finally the company started with the production of the first new wind turbine (FWT Production) in June 2013. The actual product family comprising wind turbines of the multi-megawatt-class of 2.0, 2.5 and 3 MW.
“Many offer service & maintenance – FWT goes one step further!” – According to this motto FWT is placed on the wind power-market, while being located on the former company grounds of Fuhrländer AG in Waigandshain. In the field of maintenance, FWT Service offers everything desired by operators: rotor blade service, endoscopy of transmission gears, maintenance of inverters, tower inspection, provision of lifts and much more.
FWT is active in France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, India, USA, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Sweden, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Iran and China. Currently 22 turbines (FWT 2000) are being delivered for the first wind project in Kazachztan, a flagship project of Expo 2017 in Astana.
For more information about FWT energy GmbH: www.fwt-energy.com