Windrad Engineering GmbH - A new member of the GICON® Group

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Prof. Dr. Uwe Ritschel (left) founded Windrad Engineering GmbH. He has now handed over the management to Dr Frank Adam (right) and Ralf Trapphoff.

The GICON® Group expands its service portfolio in the field of onshore and offshore wind and welcomes Windrad Engineering GmbH as a new member in the group of companies. The company completes the service spectrum of GICON®. The group thus becomes a full-range provider - "This service portfolio is almost unique in the German market," says GICON® founder Prof. Jochen Großmann, "We can now offer  the full comprehensive engineering services in the field of onshore and offshore wind, from the turbine to the foundation to our customers. This includes all areas such as repowering, project development as well as owners engineering and also research."

Successful alliance for a strong wind industry

Windrad Engineering GmbH was founded in Bad Doberan in 2002 and has since provided a wide range of consulting and engineering services to wind turbine manufacturers, planning companies and general engineering firms. The company is a member of the German Wind Energy Association (Bundesverband Windenergie e.V.) "I am glad that we will be able to provide our expertise to the GICON® Group in the future," says Windrad founder Prof. Dr. Uwe Ritschel, describing the milestone for Windrad Engineering GmbH. With the successful transition and the planned succession, he will gradually withdraw from the business responsibility of the company. New managing directors of Windrad Engineering GmbH will be Ralf Trapphoff as well as Dr. Frank Adam. "We are pleased that the negotiations have led to this result and welcome a highly motivated team, with their expertise with open arms. We would also like to thank Prof. Dr. Ritschel for the trustful consultations and are committed to further develop Windrad Engineering GmbH in line with his philosophy", says Ralf Trapphoff.

Germany-wide unique service portfolio

GICON® as a group of companies stands for sustainable, green services and has been a partner of renowned wind farm developers in Germany and abroad for more than 25 years. As a milestone in the wind energy sector, the group has developed the GICON®-SOF floating substructure for offshore wind turbines and the GICON® high-altitude wind tower, an onshore wind tower with a hub height of up to 300 meters. "With GICON®'s full-service offering, our customers can expect comprehensive design, from basic to detailed engineering, for substructures, towers and foundations, as well as turbines from a single source," explains the new Windrad Engineering managing director, Dr. Frank Adam, adding that the engineering will also include "coupled simulation of the wind turbine, taking into account the entire highly complex structural dynamics."

Bad Doberan becomes 20th GICON® location in Germany

Windrad Engineering GmbH will open the 20th GICON® location in Germany (the 3rd in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern) with the Bad Doberan office. The companies of the GICON® Group employ around 400 associates. This makes the group one of the largest privately managed engineering service providers in Germany.

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