Power and renewables

Achim Berge Olsen

Member of the board and COO, wpd

Achim Berge Olsen was born in 1972 and holds degrees in law from Germany and Sweden as well as a Master of European Law (LL.M.). While working as an attorney at law he was a member of the German and the Swedish Bar Association. As Managing Director of wpd offshore GmbH he has been responsible for wpd’s offshore business from the very beginning in 2001 and followed the company from being a pure developer to managing the construction and operation of entire offshore windfarms. Under his responsibility wpd reached full permitting package for 14 offshore windfarms and developed a pipeline of 22 projects. Further key milestones have been the sale of Swedish Kriegers Flak project to Vattenfall (2005), sale of four German offshore projects to EnBW (2008) and the construction management of Germany’s first commercial offshore windfarm Baltic 1 (2009), as well as winning the French Round 1 offshore tender together with EDF and Dong (2012) and the construction management of the 1.2 billion EUR Butendiek project (2014-2015) and the 450 million EUR Nordergründe project (2016-2017). Nowadays a lot of focus is put on the Taiwanese Yunlin and Guanyin projects (together 1 GW), which have been awarded to wpd offshore in 2018 and are to be constructed in 2020/2021. Since September 2018 Achim Berge Olsen is a member of the Management Board of wpd AG and has been appointed as COO.

Achim Berge Olsen