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14.08.2012

Fuhrländer seeks inland expansion in Germany, Poland and the Ukraine

The German wind energy pioneer Fuhrländer does not belong to the Russian State Nuclear Energy Corporation “Rosatom”. The new majority shareholder is “Windgröße GmbH” owned by the Ukranian Manager Maxim Efimov. Together with other private investors, he has assumed roughly 80% of shares in Fuhrländer. Admittedly, he is also the General Director and minority shareholder of the steel construction group “Energomashspetsstal” in Kramatorsk, but this does not in any way mean that the company “Energomashspetsstal” or its parent company Rosatam, have joined Fuhrländer. Such reports made by the business newspaper “Wirtschaftswoche” at the weekend are therefore untrue. “However, cooperation between Rosatom and Fuhrländer is by no means out of the question; Fuhrländer is a market leader in the Ukraine and a very attractive partner for the huge markets that are emerging in the East,” said Efimov at a press conference on August 8, 2012, at the Fuhrländer headquarters in Liebenscheid.

Fuhrländer echoes the words of its Chairman Werner Heer regardingthe emerging markets of Germany, Poland and the Ukraine: “Our new, compact FL 3000 wind turbine produces highly efficient energy inland – right where it is needed.”

Willi Balz, whose company “Windreich AG” is the second largest shareholder in Fuhrländer, welcomed the new strategic investor and announced that the new generation of wind turbines from Fuhrländer will play an important role in the major investments that Windreich is planning for Southern Germany.

 

 

Source: «Fuhrländer AG»