UKA starts development of its first Finnish wind farm and expands its European business.
UKA – Experts across the full value chain
The UKA Group is a leading international wind and solar energy developer across Germany, Europe and the United States. Our expert team around the world is committed to honesty and integrity that landowners and communities can rely on from the project’s conception through operations. We have been developing renewable energy for more than 20 years, contributing to climate change solutions.
The UKA Group develops, builds, owns and operates wind and solar farms as well as associated infrastructure. It is a private partnership owned by its founders Gernot Gauglitz and Ole-Per Waehling. Founded in 1999, the company is one of the leading German wind farm developers with around 60 wind farms and solar farms* connected to the grid and an international project pipeline of 14 gigawatts. At present, the UKA Group employs around 880 people worldwide.
As a full-service provider, UKA provides turnkey services up to the handover of the facilities. In addition, our sister company, UKB, provides tailored technical and commercial support for renewable energy facilities.
UKA is always expanding its business activities throughout North America, Latin America and Europe. In 2017, UKA opened its North American headquarters in the heart of Stuart, Florida. Now, our dedicated team is driving new and promising renewable energy projects across the United States. UKA’s expert team is focused on developing and acquiring utility scale wind and solar energy projects throughout the U.S.
*includes those partially completed by our partner, unlimited energy GmbH, in which UKA has a majority stake.
A 20-year partnership for the energy transition.
UKA celebrated more than two decades of successfully developing renewable energy projects.
UKA opened an office in Madrid to develop wind and solar projects in Spain and other European countries.
With a project volume of approximately 1.2 gigawatts and a project pipeline of more than two gigawatts, UKA has been on a continuous growth trajectory. In addition to wind farms and grid infrastructure, UKA started working on solar energy projects.
The world’s first commissioned V136 3.45 megawatt turbine was put into operation by UKA on July 25, 2017 in Lieskau, Germany.
UKA North America LLC (UKA NA) opened its office in Stuart, Florida. UKA began working with American business partners and employed an experienced team to develop promising wind energy and solar energy projects in the United States.
With an installed wind energy capacity of 204 megawatts in 2016, industry leaders named UKA the second-largest wind farm developer in Germany.
UKA set up new offices in Erfurt, Hanover, Oldenburg and Bielefeld. The new offices are just a short distance away from our project sites in central, northern and western Germany.
At the Moeglenz wind farm in the Elbe-Elster district, four old turbines with a nominal output of 900 kilowatts were dismantled. They were replaced by three wind turbines of the three megawatt class.
The Calau-Schadewitz wind farm in the Oberspreewald-Lausitz district was the company’s first forest wind energy project. Upon completion in 2012, the wind farm hosted seven three-megawatt turbines.
UKA reinforced its local presence in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Brandenburg. In 2011, UKA opened local offices in Rostock and Cottbus, making it easier to manage local projects.
The UKA Group’s administrative head office opened at the company’s headquarters in Meissen. The headquarters continues to support all of UKA’s project development offices in their work.
In January 2009, UKA installed its 100th wind turbine, a Vestas V90, at the Danna wind farm in the Teltow-Flaeming district of Brandenburg.
In 2006, UKA installed 32 wind turbines with a capacity of 60 megawatts for seven onshore wind farms in Brandenburg.
In December 2001, UKA’s first 110 kV substation was built near Luebz in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.
UKB Umweltgerechte Kraftanlagen Betriebsführung GmbH was established in August 2000. In December of that year, the commercial and technical operations specialist company assumed responsibility for its first four wind turbines with a combined output of 3.6 megawatts.
Managing partners Gernot Gauglitz and Ole-Per Waehling – both still working at the company today – established UKA in Meissen. At its inception, the company had only three employees.