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10. November 2020

Energiekontor sells Heinsberg wind farm

Bremen, 10 November 2020. Energiekontor AG announces the sale of the Heinsberg wind farm in the district of the same name in North Rhine-Westphalia. It was acquired by Commerz Real, a subsidiary of Commerzbank AG, for the recently launched Klimavest fund. Only recently, the asset manager for real asset investments had acquired the Beckum wind farm from Energiekontor; a repowering project with two wind turbines.

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09. November 2020

Energiekontor sells Boddin wind farm

Bremen, 9 November 2020. Energiekontor AG announces the sale of the Boddin wind farm. This wind farm is a single-unit project of the Nordex N149 type with a capacity of 4.2 MW. The project was awarded a contract at 6.20 ct/kWh in the tender on 1 October 2019.

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28. September 2020

Energiekontor sells Beckum wind farm

Bremen, 28 September 2020. Energiekontor AG announces the sale of the Beckum wind farm. This wind farm is a repowering project with two wind turbines of 4.5 MWp each, a total of 9.0 MWp.

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28. August 2020

Energiekontor AG back on course for growth

Bremen, August 28, 2020. Energiekontor AG is continuing its growth course within the Group and increased sales and earnings in the first half of 2020. The restrictions introduced to combat the COVID 19 pandemic only had a minor impact on business. In contrast to this, there have been a number of positive changes in the framework conditions, with the result that the Management Board continues to anticipate a pleasing financial year and confirms its earnings forecast for the 2020 financial year.

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14. Mai 2020

Energiekontor sells three solar parks

Bremen, 14 May 2020. Energiekontor AG has sold a total of three solar parks to the Tübingen municipal utility (swt) with a total output of 13.3 MW. Two of the solar parks are located in Bavaria (Gefrees and Absberg) and one in Brandenburg (Karstädt). swt had already acquired the Nadrensee solar park (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern) from Energiekontor AG in 2016.

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05. Mai 2020

ENGIE and Energiekontor conclude 15-year PPA for solar park in Germany

With its first long-term power purchase agreement for solar energy in Germany, ENGIE has shown itself to be a reliable partner in the expansion of renewable energies. ENGIE and Energiekontor AG have concluded a power purchase agreement (PPA) for a solar park in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The plant, with an installed capacity of 41.5 MW, is to go into operation in 2021 and produce around 45,600 megawatt hours of solar electricity per year. This corresponds to the supply of about 15,000 German households.

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24. April 2020

ING grants first €STR loan worldwide

Frankfurt am Main/Bremen, 24 April 2020 - ING Wholesale Banking has, for the first time worldwide, concluded a loan for the financing of a wind farm on the basis of the new €STR reference interest rate. ING has provided Energiekontor AG with a 19-year loan which is not based on Euribor (Euro InterBank Offered Rate), but calculates the interest rate using the new reference interest rate of the European Central Bank, the Euro Short Term Rate (€STR). "Due to the long duration of the transaction, we decided to choose a reliable and above all permanent reference for our project. We are pleased that with the €STR as a basis, we are also taking an innovative approach to financing," says Günter Eschen, Member of the Board of Energiekontor AG, explaining the decision. Olaf Beyme, Head of Renewables&Power at ING adds: "The fact that we were able to use €STR as a basis for financing the wind farm for the first time is a milestone for us and underpins our goal of being able to offer our corporate customers future-proof loan options.

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01. Oktober 2019

Energiekontor sells Waldfeucht wind farm

Bremen, 1st October 2019 - Energiekontor AG has sold the Waldfeucht wind farm to the Hamburg-based CEE Group. The Waldfeucht wind farm is located in North Rhine-Westphalia west of Heinsberg not far from the border with the Netherlands. There, three Nordex wind turbines with a hub height of 125 m and a capacity of 4.5 MW each will generate an expected annual yield of around 35 million kilowatt hours. This amount of electricity is mathematically sufficient to cover the needs of more than 8,500 households.

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30. August 2019

Energiekontor AG achieves half-year result at previous year's level

Bremen, August 30, 2019: Energiekontor AG closed the first half of 2019 at group level with sales of € 36.3 million (previous year € 32.9 million) and a total operating performance of € 44.3 million (previous year € 58.7 million). Group EBIT of € 11.2 million (previous year € 12.4 million) was slightly below the level of the previous year, the result from ordinary activities (EBT) of € 4.7 million (previous year € 4.7 million) was just a touch higher. Earnings per share in the first half of 2019 amounted to € 0.23, as in the same period of the previous year.

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15. Juli 2019

Energiekontor makes a donation of € 3,000 to the booster club of the Children's Association in Eydelstedt

Bremen, June 14, 2019 Kerstin Klement and Peter Alex from Energiekontor AG were guests at the planned new building of the family and education centre in Eydelstedt. The Bremen wind and solar park project developer has supported the booster club of the Children's Association in Eydelstedt in the Diepholz district with a donation of € 3,000. This donation will be used to equip the new nursery in the Family and Education Centre in Eydelstedt and the school with sports and play equipment.

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14. Mai 2019

innogy and Energiekontor sign power purchase agreement for PV plant

Bremen/Dortmund, May 14, 2019. Energiekontor AG and innogy SE have concluded a long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for a solar park planned by Energiekontor.

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10. April 2019

Energiekontor AG with positive annual result

Bremen, April 10, 2019: As early predicted, the 2018 financial year proved to be a difficult transitional year for Energiekontor AG and the entire wind industry. The consolidated earnings for 2018 was in line with expectations, taking into account the increased number of Group-owned wind and solar parks. Consolidated earnings before taxes (EBT) amounted to € 9.6 million (previous year: € 16.7 million), consolidated earnings for the year amounted to € 6.7 million (previous year: € 11.9 million). Group sales of € 110.2 million in the year under review were well below the previous year (€ 149.9 million). This is mainly due to the reduced project implementations in the "Project Planning and Sales (Wind, Solar)" segment, which decreased by € 44.0 million to € 53.4 million, while revenues in the "Business Development, Innovation and Other" segment remained constant at € 3.7 million and revenues in the "Power Generation in Group-owned Wind and Solar Parks" segment increased by € 4.3 million to € 53.4 million.

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04. März 2019

Metzler Capital Markets publishes initial study on Energiekontor AG

Bremen, March 4, 2019 - Metzler Capital Markets today commenced coverage of Energiekontor AG. In his extensive initial study, analyst Guido Hoymann recommends buying the Energiekontor share with a price target of € 22.20 and a price potential of around 45 percent.

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14. Februar 2019

EnBW and Energiekontor sign first long-term Power Purchase Agreement for subsidy-free solar park

Bremen/Karlsruhe February 14, 2019. EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG and Energiekontor AG have signed a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) for a solar park planned by Energiekontor. The planned solar park east of Rostock is to be built and operated by Energiekontor and will have an installed capacity of some 85 megawatts for an output of around 88 gigawatt-hours of electricity per year. That is enough to supply some 25,000 households with electricity all year round.

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21. Dezember 2018

Energiekontor AG: Hammelwarder Moor wind farm sold, construction of the Bultensee turbine initiated and New Rides wind farm in England commissioned

Bremen, 21 December 2018. Energiekontor AG closes the 2018 financial year as planned. Shortly before the end of the year, the Hammelwarder Moor wind farm (10.2 MW) in the Brake district was sold to Terravent Deutschland GmbH based in Constance, which made an important contribution to the expected net income for 2018.

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08. November 2018

Energiekontor sells Bremen-Hemelingen wind farm

Bremen, 8 November 2018. Energiekontor AG has sold the Bremen-Hemelingen wind farm to a Luxembourg investment firm that invests on behalf of several German insurance companies and pension funds.

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16. Oktober 2018

Energiekontor celebrates the inauguration of the Hammelwarder Moor wind farm – sufficient electricity for the local community

Bremen, 16 October 2018 Following inaugurations in Brandenburg and North Rhine-Westphalia, Energiekontor AG celebrated the inauguration of a wind farm at Hammelwarder Moor near Brake (Unterweser) in the key region of Lower Saxony last Friday. The wind farm consists of three 176 metre tall Senvion 3.4M114 turbines, the last of which went into operation in February 2018. With total rated power of 10.2 MW, the expected annual output amounts to approximately 26 million kWh, which would more than cover the needs of 7,000 households.

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26. September 2018

Energiekontor celebrates the inauguration of three wind farms in North Rhine-Westphalia and Brandenburg

Bremen, 26 September 2018. In the past two weeks, Energiekontor AG has celebrated the inauguration of three wind farms. In North Rhine-Westphalia this refers to the Heinsberg-Waldenrath (7.3 MW) and Niederzier-Steinstraß (8.3 MW) wind farms, which became part of the Company’s own portfolio at the end of 2017. The celebrations in Brandenburg took place at the Luckow-Petershagen wind farm (13.75 MW), where four 2.75 MW turbines had already been put into operation at the end of 2015. The fifth turbine was completed at the end of 2017.

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14. September 2018

Energiekontor and Senvion agree on joint realisation of several wind farms

Bremen, 14 September 2018. Energiekontor AG has signed contracts yesterday with turbine manufacturer Senvion for the supply of turbines for several wind farms in Germany. An English wind farm is also being equipped with Senvion turbines. The first wind farms are to be commissioned in 2019. Following the contract that was signed on Wednesday of this week, this is Energiekontor’s second agreement for package deliveries of wind turbines.

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13. September 2018

Energiekontor concludes agreement with the Nordex Group on the supply of wind turbines with a generation capacity of more than 300 MW

Bremen, 13 September 2018. Bremen-based Energiekontor AG signed a contract with the wind turbine manufacturer Nordex Group yesterday for the supply of the latest generation of turbines with total rated power of more than 300 MW. The turbines are to be installed successively in projects in Germany. The first joint projects are scheduled to be commissioned in 2019.

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31. August 2018

Energiekontor AG’s half-year results are in line with the previous year

Bremen, 31 August 2018. Bremen-based Energiekontor AG has closed the first half of 2018 with revenue of EUR 32.9 million at group level (prev. year EUR 41.4 million) and total output of EUR 58.7 million (prev. year EUR 82.4 million). At EUR 12.4 million, group EBIT was just below the previous year’s level (EUR 13.2 million), with income from ordinary activities (EBT) even slightly exceeding the previous year at EUR 4.7 million compared to EUR 4.4 million in 2017. Earnings per share in the first half of 2018 amounted to EUR 0.23 (prev. year EUR 0.22).

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29. August 2018

Energiekontor is granted the planning permission for its first onshore wind project in Scotland

Bremen, 29 August 2018. The Bremen-based Energiekontor AG has obtained the first planning permission for a major wind project in Scotland, thus reaching an important milestone in the realisation of its project pipeline. The permission was granted for 12 wind turbines with total heights of between 130 and 150 metres. The planned wind farm has a capacity of up to 48 MW and is scheduled for construction in 2019.

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02. August 2018

Energiekontor, swb and cambio CarSharing support e-mobility

Bremen, 2 August 2018: Collaboration between the energy provider swb, carsharing company cambio Bremen and Energiekontor AG expands e-mobility services in Bremen Technology Park on the doorstep of the University of Bremen. In cooperation with Bremen-based energy supplier swb, an EV charging point with two charging stations and a capacity of 22 kW at 32 A and 400 V was installed and put into operation at the Group headquarters in Mary-Somerville-Str. 5.

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26. Juli 2018

The first winner of “Energiekontor goes E-Mobility” has been drawn

Bremen, 26 July 2018. Energiekontor AG wants to thank landowners who have concluded option agreements, thus supporting the company’s vision to cover the entire energy demand with renewable energy sources and to do so the company has organised a prize draw with three different deadlines, i.e. 25 June 2018, 24 September 2018 and 31 December 2018.

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12. Juni 2018

Great weather at the inauguration ceremony for Energiekontor AG’s first own solar park in Garzau-Garzin

Bremen, 12 June 2018. Last Friday, Energiekontor AG celebrated the official inauguration of its first group-owned solar park in Garzau-Garzin, Brandenburg, in bright sunshine. In addition to representatives of the partner companies and banks, guests included representatives of the local authorities and municipality, property owners as well as members of the local communities.

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23. Mai 2018


Bremen, 23 May 2018. Today, Energiekontor AG held its Annual General Meeting in Ritterhude near Bremen. It was attended by about 120 invited shareholders, shareholder representatives and guests. In his presentation, the CEO of Energiekontor AG, Peter Szabo, reported on the current market conditions, the past 2017 financial year and the Company’s first successes in its new markets. He also described how Energiekontor AG sets itself apart from other market players in its pioneering role in the industry.

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18. Mai 2018

Energiekontor realises Withernwick II – the first wind project without state subsidies in the UK

Bremen, 18 May 2018. After signing a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with a global company in the consumer goods industry, Energiekontor has achieved the financial close for the English wind farm project, Withernwick II. The economic viability of this project is based solely on the conclusion of this PPA. As far as the Company is aware, Withernwick II is thus the first wind farm project in the UK to be realised without state subsidies.

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18. April 2018

Energiekontor adds first solar park to Group portfolio

Bremen, 18 April 2018. By connecting the Garzau-Garzin solar park to the grid, Energiekontor AG has now completed the construction of the project commenced at the end of 2017. The solar park with more than 35,000 polycrystalline photovoltaic (PV) modules and total rated power of about 10 MWp is located in the district of Märkisch Oderland in the eastern part of the German federal state of Brandenburg. The expected annual output of more than 10 million kWh would suffice in theory to supply more than 3,000 households with electricity. Since the PV project had already been awarded in the auction round in April 2016, the electricity from the park will be remunerated at an attractive feed-in tariff under the German Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) for a period of 20 years. Garzau-Garzin is the first solar park to be transferred to Energiekontor AG’s own portfolio.

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12. April 2018

Bremen-based wind power pioneer publishes annual financial statements for 2017

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16. Februar 2018

Construction start for the wind farm Bremen-Hemelingen following successful year-end completion of all projects planned for 2017

Bremen, 16 February 2018. Energiekontor AG has completed the construction of Hammelwarder Moor wind farm (10.2 MW) and has begun construction of the Bremen-Hemelingen wind farm (12.8 MW) as well as the single turbine Debstedt II (4.5 MW). At the end of December 2017, the Company achieved commissioning as planned of two wind farms that have been sold to an investor, Odisheim (10.2 MW) in Lower Saxony und Hürth-Barbarahof (5.0 MW) in North Rhine-Westphalia. Almost all of the projects that were planned for the 2017 financial year were completed by the end of the year. Only the commissioning of the third turbine at Hammelwarder Moor wind farm (10.2 MW), which will remain in the Group-owned portfolio, was delayed into the new year.

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22. November 2017

Energiekontor reaches finals for prestigious award

Bremen, 22 November 2017. Last Friday in Berlin, Energiekontor AG was celebrated as one of 29 finalists selected from several hundred applications for the Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 award. The Company was represented by its CEO Peter Szabo and the Company founders Dr Bodo Wilkens and Günter Lammers. The competition, which is sponsored by the auditing and consultancy company EY (formerly Ernst & Young) for the 21st time, distinguishes the best owner-managed medium-sized businesses in Germany.

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23. Oktober 2017

Energiekontor signs agreement on the sale of the Odisheim wind farm in Lower Saxony

Bremen, 23 October 2017. With the signing of the sales agreement for the Odisheim wind farm, Energiekontor AG has sold another wind farm to SDAX-listed, Hamburg-based solar park and wind farm operator Capital Stage. The Odisheim wind farm, which is located close to the Elbe estuary in the district of Cuxhaven, consists of three structurally identical wind turbine systems with total rated power of 10.2 MW. Each of the turbines has a hub height of 119 metres and a rotor diameter of 114 metres. Construction of this wind farm is to be completed before the end of the current year.

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10. Oktober 2017

Official inauguration of the Kreuzau-Steinkaul wind farm

Last Friday, Bremen-based project developer Energiekontor AG celebrated the inauguration of the Kreuzau-Steinkaul wind farm in North Rhine-Westphalia. The ceremony was attended by local politicians and administrative officers such as Astrid Hohn, major Ingo Eßer and deputy major Adolf Breuer, Ms von Thum and Bernadette Weiler as well as numerous other invited guests and interested local citizens.

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31. August 2017

Energiekontor AG achieves good half-year results 2017

Energiekontor AG closed the first half of the 2017 financial year with group revenue of EUR 41.4 million (previous year: EUR 43.3 million) and total output of EUR 82.4 million (previous year: EUR 55.6 million). Group EBIT was EUR 13.2 million in the first half of 2017 (previous year: EUR 14.2 million), and income from ordinary activities (EBT) came in at EUR 4.4 million (previous year: EUR 4.8 million). Earnings per share in the first six months of the current financial year amounted to EUR 0.22 (previous year: EUR 0.23).

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29. Juni 2017

Torben Möller appointed as Energiekontor AG’s third member of the Board

Today, the Supervisory Board of Energiekontor AG appointed Torben Möller as the third member of the Management Board. Mr Möller initially set up the Repowering division efficiently as head of department. For more than a year, he has also successfully handled the coordination of innovation and competitive measures and the introduction of an agile project management system. Due to his achievements, he became the managing director of several subsidiaries of Energiekontor AG last year.

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23. Mai 2017

Annual General Meeting of Energiekontor AG

Bremen, 23 May 2017. Today, Energiekontor AG held its Annual General Meeting in Ritterhude near Bremen. It was attended by about 120 invited shareholders, shareholder representatives and guests. Peter Szabo, the CEO of Energiekontor AG, held a presentation on the Company’s current business performance, also explaining the strategic positioning of Energiekontor AG in a changed market environment.

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11. April 2017

Energiekontor stays on its growth path with a further increase in earnings

Bremen-based project developer Energiekontor AG publishes its 2016 annual results Bremen, 11 April 2017. Energiekontor AG has once again achieved a considerable increase in earnings in the 2016 financial year. While Group revenue increased by 5 percent to EUR 201.8 million (previous year: EUR 191.3 million), consolidated income before taxes (EBT) climbed nearly 20 percent to EUR 35.5 million (previous year: EUR 29.7 million). At EUR 25.3 million, consolidated net income (previous year: EUR 20.9 million) saw a year-on-year increase of 21 percent.

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01. März 2017

Warburg Research publishes first research report on Energiekontor AG

Coverage initiated with Buy recommendation and price target of EUR 19.00 Bremen, 1 March 2017. Yesterday, Warburg Research, a fully-owned subsidiary of the private bank M. M. Warburg in Hamburg, initiated its coverage of Energiekontor AG. In his comprehensive research report, the analyst, Arash Roshan Zamir, recommends the Energiekontor shares as a Buy with a price target of EUR 19.00 and 21 percent upside.

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30. Dezember 2016

Energiekontor commissions three repowering projects before the end of the year as planned

By completing all projects foreseen for the current year, the Bremen-based project developer secures the forecast annual results 2016 Bremen, 30 December 2016. With the wind farms Debstedt (13.5 MW) and Breitendeich (6.4 MW) in Lower Saxony as well as Grevenbroich (7.5 MW) in North Rhine-Westphalia, Energiekontor AG has commissioned all repowering projects as planned for this year. In the first half of the year, the wind farm Hürth (8.55 MW) near Cologne was completed, followed in late summer by the solar park Nadrensee (ca. 10 MWp) located in the southeast of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania. The last project built and sold this year, the wind farm Klein Woltersdorf (2.4 MW) in Brandenburg, is to be connected to the grid in spring 2017.

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16. Dezember 2016

Energiekontor sells English Gayton le Marsh wind farm – Proceeds are to be used to pay back loans

Bremen, 16 December 2016. Energiekontor AG has sold the Gayton le Marsh wind farm (16.4 MW) to a British investor, thus taking an important step towards achieving the forecast annual target for 2016. The wind farm is located about ten kilometres from the east coast of England in the county of Lincolnshire. The site consists of eight wind turbines with 2.05 MW each that were fully commissioned at the beginning of 2016. The proceeds from the sale are to be used to prematurely repay existing loans for Group-owned wind farms.

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19. September 2016

Energiekontor AG: following private placement of share packages of the founders Günter Lammers and Dr Bodo Wilkens, free float increases to 42.9 percent

Bremen, 19 September 2016. Günter Lammers and Dr Bodo Wilkens, the two founders and shareholders of Energiekontor AG (ISIN DE0005313506), each sold about 7.0 percent of the Energiekontor AG shares to several institutional investors via private placement. The transaction increases the percentage of Energiekontor AG’s free float to 42.9 percent. The two Company founders each hold on to about 28.6 percent (corresponding to a total of 57.1 percent) of the Company’s shares and thus continue to be anchor shareholders of Energiekontor AG. The composition of the Supervisory Board remains unchanged.

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01. September 2016

Energiekontor AG: Sale and commissioning of Nadrensee solar park

Bremen, 1 September 2016. Energiekontor AG has sold the Nadrensee solar park to the public utilities company Stadtwerke Tübingen. The solar park went into operations and was connected to the grid only a few days after the agreements were signed. The project was bought in the first auction round for solar plants in Germany in April 2015.

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31. August 2016

Energiekontor AG presents sound results for first half of the year

Bremen, 31 August 2016. Energiekontor AG closed the first half of 2016 with group revenue of EUR 43.3 million (previous year EUR 30.2 million) and total output of EUR 55.6 million (previous year: EUR 67.6 million). Group EBIT was 14.2 million in the first half of 2016 (previous year: EUR 12.3 million) and income from ordinary activities (EBT) came in at EUR 4.8 million (previous year: EUR 2.5 million). Earnings per share in the first six months of the current financial year amounted to EUR 0.23 (previous year: EUR 0.12).

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10. August 2016

With the Grevenbroich repowering project, Energiekontor chalks up another wind farm sale in North Rhine-Westphalia

Bremen, 10 August 2016. Barely a month after signing the contract for the Breitendeich project, Energiekontor AG is to sell its third repowering project at Grevenbroich to Capital Stage AG, thereby underlining its successful cooperation with the SDAX-listed solar park and wind farm operator based in Hamburg.

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