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With the construction of four wind

Joint venture puts production

New business division “Green

­turbines, juwi celebrates its first

facility for high-yield Palaterra

­Buildings” offers engineering concepts

­successful projects in western Poland.

soil into operation.

for sustainable building technology.

Clean Energy Around the World With four new subsidiaries in India, South Africa, Chile and Great Britain juwi further expands its international business. Read more on pages 8 and 9.

Contents Insights

Construction of the E-126 at Schneebergerhof

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Mehring II Solar Park

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Two Locations, Four Systems – First Projects in Poland

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Massive Power from the Roof

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juwi Increases Production of Wood Pellets

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Green Buildings

Living and Working with Zero Energy Consumption

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Sights Set on the 2012 Paralympics

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IMPRINT Published by: juwi Holding AG · Energie-Allee 1 · 55286 Wörrstadt, Germany Editors: Christian Hinsch (person responsible according to the German Press Law) · Katharina Buss · Benedikt Brüne · Stephan Brust · Anne Gemind · Hasret Gülmez · Ralf Heidenreich · Iwona Kallok · Ricarda Schuller Design: kleiner und bold GmbH | Berlin Printed by: odd GmbH & Co. KG Print + Medien | Bad Kreuznach, Germany · © 01/2011 Cover: Taj Mahal, Agra, India · Table Mountain overlooking Cape Town, South Africa · Santiago de Chile, Chile · Tower Bridge, London, Great Britain All pictures courtesy of juwi

Dear Friends of the juwi Group, Low profile and poor results. That is the summary of the 16th UN International Climate Talks in Cancún, Mexico. No top ranking politician has made the way to the Mexican city. The world climate conference has lost its charm. Yes, developed and developing countries agreed to cut carbon emissions. However, ambition without substance is not enough, what the world needs are binding regulations. Nothing like this has happened in Cancún. The Kyoto Protocol expires in 2012 and people are still waiting for decisions. UN delegates have been meeting for several years and they are still asking the same questions: Will there be mandatory timetables and emission targets? Who goes first: the U.S. and Europe or China and India? How can the UN’s 192 countries be united around a single international framework? juwi does not wait for answers, but works on solutions. Our goal is an energy supply based on 100% renewable energy sources – in Germany as well as abroad. We offer comprehensive energy solutions on a regenerative basis – with solar, wind and bio energy plants as well as hydropower and geothermical projects. We are active on a national as well as on an international level. Only in the last months, we entered into several new markets and opened subsidiaries in Great Britain, Chile, India and South Africa (more on pages 8/9). In addition, we have extended our portfolio with services in the area of sustainable construction with “juwi Green Buildings GmbH” (more on page 16). The most decisive factor in our work are our employees. Successful projects can only be realized with committed people. Therefore, we were very happy to welcome the 1,000th employee to juwi in November 2010. As a solar technician, he works in an area that has been significantly influenced by the ideas of Hermann Scheer, winner of the Alternative Nobel Prize. His enthusiasm and his work are motivation and obligation to us: to continue on the way to 100% renewable with a lot of passion.

Enjoy reading!

Jochen  Magerfleisch

Matthias Willenbacher

Fred Jung


With an Eye for Proportion and a Delicate Touch October 13, 2010. Early morning. In the cool, foggy fall weather, the Schneebergerhof in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate becomes the backdrop for a technological master­ piece. The engineers from turbine manufacturer Enercon maneuver the extremely heavy rotor for one of the world's largest wind energy systems, the E-126, to its destination. The construction of the spectacular wind turbine demonstrates impressively the opportunities that repowering offers: The new system, which generates approximately 18 million kilowatt hours per year, replaces an older turbine that produced just a sixth of that power yield. Infos and videos on

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A Beauty with 27,280 Photovoltaic Modules Like a brilliant jewel, the Mehring II solar park reflects the sky and the clouds from its location high above the Mosel River. The photovoltaic system in the Trier-Saarburg district of Germany is an expansion to a section of the solar park that juwi launched in December 2007. Like the 15 turbines in the neighboring Mehringer Höhe wind park, the two systems are prime ­examples of how renewable energies can be harmoniously integrated into their scenic surroundings.

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Tower Bridge, London, Great Britain

Strengthening the Position as a Global Player Enormous growth potential on an international level juwi expands its international business with great strides. Ongoing activi-

development of wind farms. In France, juwi has meanwhile completed

ties are increased; in addition, the company enters into new markets. Only

eight wind farms in several regions of the country with approximately

recently, juwi established subsidiaries in India, Chile, the United Kingdom

75 MW and has established a third office in Nantes.

and South Africa, and just passed the threshold of 1,000 employees, 250 of which are employed outside of Germany, numbers rising. “juwi has to be

Solar energy on the rise

active on an international level to allow for further growth and a further

The solar sector is expanding its international activities in leaps and

expansion of the 100% vision on the one hand and a broader distribution

bounds. “In the years to come, the solar sector will continue to expand

of risks on the other,” explains Patrick Schmidt-Bräkling, Manager of

existing activities, but also look into new markets,” says Amiram Roth-

International Business Development. “The demand for the services and

Deblon, Head of Business Development New Markets Solar. Currently,

products we offer is increasing; they are of interest for almost any country

photovoltaic installations are being planned, constructed and operated

in the world. Renewable energies are the present and at the same time

in Italy, France, Spain, Greece, the Czech Republic, the United States and

the future,” he adds.

Bulgaria; India and the United Kingdom are new markets. Worldwide, juwi Solar is working to implement photovoltaic installations with a total

Excellent conditions for wind energy

capacity of approx. 2,000 MW by 2012. “One of the greatest challenges

“International activities are of great importance for the wind sector. There

in the years to come will be to deliver juwi’s vision to other countries – its

is a large number of international markets with attractive conditions and

commitment and drive,” Roth-Deblon says. “This can only be done with a

excellent potential,” says Michael Böhm, Head of International Business

team of enthusiastic and highly motivated people,” he adds.

Development Wind. juwi Wind currently focuses on France, the USA, Costa Rica and Poland as foreign markets. In 2010, juwi Wind GmbH

One of the most interesting new markets is India, where a subsidiary

entered markets in Italy, Chile, Uruguay and South Africa, where an office

was established in November. The team based in Bangalore plans to

in Stellenbosch (near Cape Town) was opened in November. South Africa

implement photovoltaic projects with a capacity of up to 100 MW in the

provides very favourable conditions and has an increasing energy

coming years. In the beginning, these will be turnkey projects in which the

demand. The wind sector focuses on project development, planning to

company acts as the general contractor for the design, engineering and

start with project construction in 2013, primarily in the region of Western

construction of free-field and rooftop solar installations. In addition, juwi

Cape. In Poland, juwi has recently completed its first two projects acting

will develop projects in India, covering the entire range of development

as the general contractor for the design, engineering and construction

stages – from site selection to commissioning. “India currently provides

of the wind farms. In the course of the next year, several additional

excellent conditions for the solar industry and has the most attractive

projects will follow; the wind team based in Krakow also looks into its own

market in Asia. As one of the leading developers, juwi’s opportunities there

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are outstanding,” states Rajesh Bhat, President of the juwi subsidiary in India. Depending on the country’s conditions, juwi plans to hire up to 90 people in the coming years. Further regional offices are possible. Another new market for the solar sector is Great Britain. The country has become of interest when the British government established a feed-in tariff in April. “We plan to implement projects in the two-digit megawatt area in the medium term,“ says Amiram Roth-Deblon. Now, the British team is searching for suitable land in the country. juwi Solar is furthermore active in Spain and Greece. This year, several smaller solar plants with

Table Mountain overlooking Cape Town

a total output of approximately 8 megawatts have been constructed. In the coming years, there are roughly 29 megawatts in the pipeline. In Spain, 30 projects with about 9 megawatts will be constructed within the next years. In Latin America, Chile and Uruguay are promising new markets. “Chile offers a huge irradiation potential, about 2.5 times as much as in Germany,“ says Diego Lobo-Guerrero Rodriguez, team System Design Solar. He was on-site when the first photovoltaic test systems were connected to the grid to test the effects of the Chilean climate on PV plants. If the conditions are favourable, other systems will follow. Michael Böhm sums up the company’s potential: “juwi is a brand – we are a renowned project developer successful on an international level. Our integrated approach, namely the 100  % vision, make an impression worldwide. We should incorporate it into our international strategy to transport our ideas.” Taj Mahal, Agra, India

Brandis is Only the Beginning Strengthening the local presence with regional offices in Germany The advantages of a decentralized energy supply will be featured to a

provided by Griffner, the engineering company ISP, part of the juwi group

greater extent in juwi’s portfolio. With the creation of regional offices for

since mid 2010, has designed all plans for building services engineering.

rooftop systems juwi lays the foundations to bring more value ­creation

Brandis, not far from Leipzig: the 40-MW energy park “Waldpolenz”

into regions and further develop its project business.

is located here. The number of employees rose from 30 to 80. The old

That way juwi can convey issues that are also important to local officials

container village is replaced by a three-story, energy-efficient building,

– the protection of environment, an economic power supply independent

which was opened in December. Brandis is only the beginning –

from energy imports, integration of solar and wind farms into the

site selection is ongoing in Brandenburg and Thuringia.

region. Project manager Inga Kröger, together with all sectors, currently

Ideally, all branch offices will copy the successful headquarters model to

establishes a concept, where the marketing potential of different federal

a smaller extent: an energy-efficient office building, reference projects

countries is defined. “The concept has far-reaching consequences, not

located nearby, a good transport connection, tailwind from local politi-

only for the actual project business,” says COO Jochen Magerfleisch.

cians. In addition to the subsidiary concept, juwi focuses on the distribu-

“It is great if we can show more local presence,” says Ralf Ratanski.

tion of products for end customers: wood pellets, Pallaterra, small and

His business division ” juwi Green Buildings“ will play a substantial

middle-scale rooftop photovoltaic systems. Sven Albersmeier-Braun,

role in the regionalization concept – with new office buildings for up

division manager Rooftops, will open eight local offices at predestined

to 100 employees needed in every new city. The prototype has been

locations. With the further expansion of the solar business, Albersmeier-

constructed in Brandis – architecture and construction work have been

Braun wants to introduce juwi to a larger group of people.


Two Locations, Four Turbines juwi takes advantage of good conditions to start first projects in Poland

Last year, juwi constructed a total of four wind turbines, each with a nominal capacity of 1.5 MW, at two sites in western Poland – in Stypulow and Kartowice, approx. 100 kilometers away from the German city of Cottbus. juwi acted as the general contractor for a Polish investor for both projects. The company also has a large number of projects in the pipeline this year, such as three additional 800-kW wind turbines for the same investor. At the same time, juwi continues to push ahead with the development of wind parks from its office in Krakow. The Polish market is extremely active. The country offers some of the greatest potential for new construction in all of Europe, the conditions are stable, and support for the expansion of renewable energies is strong among all parties. “I believe that Poland will become a market where we will continually see annual expansion rates of 500 to 800 MW,” says Michael Böhm, Head of International Business Development Wind. “The fact that juwi has a relatively long history as a project developer is helpful for the company. We distinguish ourselves from many other market participants in that we actually want to build the projects we're working on,” he adds. The on-site team is also extremely important. “They all were – and still are – fascinated by the opportunity to construct the first wind power plants within one year. This has motivated us all immensely. In addition, we have received fantastic support from Wörrstadt – from the specialist departments up to the Executive Board,” says Michael Böhm. He describes juwi's recipe for success as follows: “I've gotten to know Poland as a country where it is very worthwhile to listen carefully and to ask about motivations and respective interests. At the end, it is rarely as you imagine at the beginning of a negotiation or project. You have to be flexible.”

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juwi Repairs Rotor Blades Worldwide juwi Management GmbH is now certified to test rotor blades around the world for damage and to repair them if necessary. juwi received its certification from GL Renewables Certification, one of the leading certification associations for the wind energy industry. juwi Management GmbH just introduced the Rotor System Technology department this year, rounding out its profile as a complete service provider in commercial and technical management. Currently, juwi provides commercial management of renewable energy systems for more than 500 investors, as well as technical management for wind energy system operators, as part of its after-sales service. “The certification from GL demonstrates just how high the technical and professional quality of our Rotor System Technology department really is. This will allow us to further strengthen our market position in this area,” says Rolf Heggen, who manages the juwi Management GmbH businesses in conjunction with Thomas Albrecht.

New Office and Flagship Projects in France Juwi Energies Renouvables (EnR) is strenghtening its presence in the west of France. In November 2010, juwi EnR inaugurated its third office in Nantes (Brittany) in addition to ­Aix-en-Provence (South of France) and Honfleur (Normandy). From now on, the project teams will be coordinating wind and solar projects for the west of France from Nantes. In addition, O&M (Operation & Maintenance) will also be located there. In October, the French team celebrated the symbolic installation of module number 100,000 at the solar park Sabaranis in Saint-Amadou (Mid Pyrenees). The solar park will be inaugurated this year, approx. 113,600 modules will produce approx. 8.5 MW.

High Yields with ATS Tower Higher towers for higher inland yield: This concept was developed and implemented for the first time in this constellation by juwi, wind energy system manufacturer Kenersys, and tower construction consortium Advanced Tower Systems (ATS). In Dannstadt, near Ludwigshafen, Germany, juwi constructed two K100‑type systems with 2.5 megawatts at the end of 2010. As the hub height of this type of system is 135 meters rather than the standard 100 meters, yield can be increased up to 25 percent. The two systems can provide power to 4,500 households. The new concept makes the high inland wind energy potential even more accessible. juwi installed a prototype ATS tower for wind turbines at the beginning of 2009 in Our images show tower parts being installed in ­ Stypulow in western Poland, where juwi constructed three Fuhrländer wind turbines (1.5 MW each).

Grevenbroich, near Aachen, Germany.


Power from the Roof Giant PV systems on soccer stadium and logistics center Around 95,500 modules on an area of 87,000 square meters – those are

friendly solar power – enough to power nearly 200 private households.

dimensions that you normally only see in free-field photovoltaic installa-

In the process, the solar power system on the stadium's roof prevents

tions. In this case, the numbers describe the largest rooftop installation

approx. 470 tons of harmful carbon dioxide from being released into

in Germany, which was recently installed in the German state of Baden-

the environment.

Württemberg, in a town near Karlsruhe called Philippsburg. “Fair play with the environment” This is where juwi Solar GmbH installed a photovoltaic system with a

juwi is a “repeat offender” in Mainz, as the project developer also

total capacity of 7.4 megawatts on the roof of a tire center at Goodyear's

installed a rooftop installation on the old stadium in summer 2004.

most important logistics center in Germany. The system will supply

“The fact that the new system is three times larger than the old one,

the public power grid with 7.3 million kilowatt hours of clean power

thus making an even greater contribution to environmental protection,

annually. This amount of power can supply an entire community of

is simply fascinating and demonstrates the enormous potential of solar

1,800 households without a problem. The system also saves 5,000 tons

energy,” says juwi CEO Matthias Willenbacher. “I would call it fair play

of harmful carbon dioxide in the process. The juwi project isn't only the

with the environment.”

largest rooftop installation in Germany; it is also the third-largest solar rooftop installation in the world.

But the new rooftop installation on the Coface Arena also has another special characteristic: Citizens can participate in this fair play with the

Another photovoltaic system with a capacity of approximately 850

environment. Via the Mainzer Volksbank (MVB, Mainz Credit Union),

kilowatts was installed on the Coface Arena, the new stadium for

citizens of Mainz can invest in shares of the stadium's rooftop installa-

Bundesliga soccer team 1. FSV Mainz 05. It is one of the three largest

tion worth anywhere from EUR 500 to EUR 5,000, at a term of ten years

solar rooftop installations that has ever been installed on a German

at 3.5 percent interest. This demonstrates that large-scale rooftop

soccer stadium. On an area of 9,000 square meter, over 11,000 mod-

photovoltaic systems are a good investment in the future.

ules produce approximately 700,000 kilowatt hours of environmentally

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Greece: First Large Project Connected to the Grid With the Papafilis solar park, juwi reaches new dimensions in the Greek photovoltaic business. The system in the province of Corinth, located approx. 60 kilometers west of Athens, has been connected to the grid since the end of November. With a capacity of exactly 1,994 kWp, the system provides environmentally friendly power to a number of locations, including a small, isolated village that had previously been hit by occasional power outages. “Papafilis is juwi's first large project in Greece. But the construction of the system is just the beginning. By the end of the first quarter of 2011, juwi will have built multiple systems with a total capacity of about six megawatts in Greece. That number will continue to increase in the coming years,” explains Arnélida Gorrín-Manzuli, project coordinator in the International Business Development department at juwi Solar GmbH. The company has been working with the Greek solar market since 2008 Photovoltaic modules (almost) as far as the eye can see: The largest rooftop installation in Germany was installed on the hall at Goodyear's logistics center in Philippsburg.

and has previously implemented two megawatts of capacity in smaller photovoltaic systems with capacities of up to 100 kilowatts each.

juwi Connects First PV Systems in Chile With two PV projects, the juwi group has now gained a foothold in the

how various types of modules react to harsh conditions, such as strong

Chilean solar market. Chile's first solar energy system, in the northern

direct sunlight or highly corrosive salt air. juwi installed the second

Chilean coastal city of Antofagasta, has been delivering power to the

Chilean system (also with 6 kW capacity) at a height of 2,500 meters

public grid since September 9th. The 6 kW system is a joint project by

above sea level in the middle of the Atacama Desert. This system, which

juwi and the Center for the Expansion of Renewable Energies at the

is about 300 kilometers from Antofagasta, is also a test system. It will

University of Antofagasta. The system, which is installed on the roof of

provide information regarding the effects of dry air, drastic temperature

the university's electrical engineering institute, is used for conducting

fluctuations, and sand storms on the modules' performance.

important tests. The two project partners use the system to determine

In the northern Chilean coastal city of Antofagasta, juwi is testing the effects of the local climate on the performance of various PV modules.


More yield per hectare. juwi and its cooperation partners have developed a procedure that optimizes the use of substrates for biogas plants.

Corn Harvest 2.0 Groundbreaking high-tech project for use of substrates for biogas plants Corn is coveted as a raw material for biogas plants. However, the great

aid of the latest sensor technology and biomass logistics. This includes

demand does not always correspond to quality. This often leaves a lot to

the selection of fields and seeds, specific work on the field and the

be desired and is frequently a matter of chance, because various factors

transportation of the substrate to the biogas plant. Work started with

such as the soil type, variety of corn, weather conditions, harvesters,

the contractor Roland in Rehborn in the Bad Kreuznach district with

etc., are in many cases not ideally matched to each other. This has con-

support from the Rhineland Palatinate Ministry of Agriculture, which

sequences: Sometimes, there are significant harvest yield and substrate

provided the official geodata.

quality losses as well as silo storage losses of up to 20 percent. This, in turn, can result in a significantly lower energy yield. A problem that

“With this finely coordinated procedure, we can significantly increase

concerns everybody: Farmers, contractors, the environment, residents

the yield per hectare and so the efficiency of the acreage. And we all

and, naturally, the operators of biogas plants are affected.

benefit from this. The farmer has a higher income, the operator of the biogas plants has lower costs and the environment benefits because less

juwi would not be juwi if the company did not look for a solution to this,

acreage is needed,” emphasizes Aleksey Atanasov, project manager

too. For this reason, experts in the bio energy sector together with the

of juwi Bio GmbH. The procedure is used for the provision of substrate

agricultural engineering groups of John Deere, Land-Data Eurosoft and

for the planned biogas plant in Wörrstadt, which also processes corn

the rural service center of Rheinhessen-Nahe-Hunsrück (DLR R-N-H)

and is implemented by juwi Bio GmbH in two stages. An exemplary,

have started a high-tech pilot project that coordinates the individual

groundbreaking production and supply chain management for biomass

factors, steps and procedure over the complete process chain with the

is to be developed at this plant.

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Wood Pellets from the Harz Region – New Factory Produces 60,000 Tons per Year

The city of Langelsheim in the German Harz region relies on renewable

private customers annually. “Langelsheim is an ideal location,” says

energies: After establishing a wood-fired power station at Kleinen

project manager Marco Mittner. He adds, “We need reasonably priced

Sültefeld, juwi Bio GmbH is currently constructing a wood pellet factory in

heat and raw material supplies. Both of those are available.” The produc-

the immediate vicinity. Now that the initial excavation is complete, the two

tion facility draws the heat it needs to dry the raw materials from the CHP.

large halls are standing, and the most important components have been

The local sawmills ensure that sufficient raw materials (wood shavings,

delivered, the construction of the pellet production factory is in full swing.

sawdust, wood chips) are available. This process fits perfectly into the

The factory will launch operations in spring 2011. It will be operated in

juwi philosophy. Because, as juwi Bio CEO Jürgen Bohn emphasizes,

two shifts, producing up to 60,000 tons of wood pellets for industrial and

“Our concept is: Energy from the region, for the region.”

Successful Premiere – First Palaterra System Launches Production at Hengstbacherhof The premiere was a success: The world's first industrial production

be a target group. “We produce Palaterra using organic materials that

facility for manufacturing Terra Preta soil is up and running. Every year,

we take directly from the region. This creates a materials cycle that

the demonstration installation at Hengstbacherhof in the Donnersberg

benefits the entire region. With this sustainable concept, Palaterra

region of Germany will produce 1,250 cubic meters of highly humus-

is the perfect fit for the juwi portfolio,” says Palaterra CEO Jürgen

rich earth based on a thousand-year-old Amazon Indian formula.

Bohn. The system at Hengstbacherhof has the potential to be a pilot

The humus substrate is sold under the brand name Palaterra (“Soil

project: Another much larger system is already being planned for the

from the Palatinate region”) by Palaterra GmbH & Co. KG, a joint

Morbach Energy Landscape. It is scheduled to launch operations at

venture between the juwi group and Joachim Böttcher, CEO of areal

the end of 2011.


GmbH. Sales of Palaterra will primarily target professional and hobby gardeners in the beginning; in the medium term, agriculture will also

Crowds at the opening: The world's first industrial factory for producing new Terra Preta soil is now open at Hengstbacherhof in the Donnersberg region of Germany.

Green Buildings

Living and Working with Zero Energy Consumption juwi offers engineering concepts for sustainable building technology In addition to the cost of the initial investment, the financial viability of

of Wiesbaden-Erbenheim, Germany, ISP handled all the planning for

construction projects is increasingly being measured on the follow-up

heating, ventilation, sanitary facilities, and electricity. The company

costs of providing energy for the building. Customers and builders alike

was also responsible for the building technology during the construction

are demonstrating growing interest in sustainable building concepts;

of a logistics center at the Cologne/Bonn Airport and fire stations in

there is immense potential for environmental protection in this area.

Ratingen and Heidelberg. The latter was the first fire station constructed

For this reason, the juwi group expanded its portfolio of services in

in accordance with the “passive house” standard.

the middle of last year. The “juwi Green Buildings” business division was created with the integration of the ISP Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH

Currently, the former ISP engineers are working on plans for the

Strunk + Partner engineering association.

construction of an energy-efficient elementary school in Riedberg, in the northwest of Frankfurt. It will be the first joint ISP/juwi project. The

With this division, juwi now offers planning, construction, and renova-

specialists are drawing up concepts for heating, ventilation, sanitary

tion services centered on energy-efficient building technology in

facilities for the school building, a day care center and a gymnasium.

combination with a completely renewable energy supply both for public

The engineers' expertise is also in demand for the new branch offices

clients and commercial building contractors and property investors.

that juwi plans to build (see article on page 8). ISP even planned all the building technology for the new juwi subsidiary

ISP – with headquarters in the Westerwald region of Germany and

building in Brandis near Leipzig, Germany – an energy self-sufficient,

a subsidiary in Siegburg near Bonn – operated successfully in the

three-story building with 80 partially barrier-free workplaces. Griffner-

building technology and fire prevention fields for 30 years. And the

Haus AG from Kärnten, Austria, also based its architectural plan and

company's success continues. It offers a broad range of services

construction of this building on the model of the juwi group headquarters

and impressive references: During the construction of a 300-building

in Wörrstadt – impressive first results from the partnership that juwi and

housing development for the US Army European headquarters south

timber construction specialist Griffner established in mid-2010.

ISP project I: The fire station in Heidelberg is the first in the world to be built in accordance with the “passive house” standard.

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ISP projects II and III: The engineers at ISP planned building technology for the fire station in Ratingen and the public day school in Cologne.

“The Potential in Germany is Enormous” New juwi segment cooperates with timber construction specialists Griffner The first assignment was already a prestigious project: In 2008, Austrian

Ralf Ratanski (left), until recently Head of the Wind construction team at juwi, and Eberhard Strunk, founder of ISP ­Ingenieurgesellschaft, are the CEOs of the new juwi “Green ­Buildings” business segment

timber construction specialist GriffnerHaus was commissioned with building the new juwi headquarters in Wörrstadt. In the meantime, the building has won multiple awards for being one of the most energyefficient structures in the world, and juwi's partnership with Griffner has grown so strong that the two companies have decided to cooperate on the new juwi “Green Buildings” segment. “We complement each other perfectly,” says Ralf Ratanski, managing director of the new business division. juwi is responsible for consult-

“Even using a natural construction material like wood saves a huge

ing services in its areas of energy expertise, for technical building

amount of energy. Wood binds carbon dioxide, while the production of

renovations, and for selecting energy providers. Griffner is mainly

cement or steel products consumes a great deal of energy and releases

responsible for construction, individual production and, as a general

large amounts of emissions.” Griffner constructions are made from

contractor, for the execution of all construction tasks. “We offer project

timber from sustainable forestry and insulated with natural materials.

planning, construction, and operation of sustainable, energy-efficient

Using the most modern production methods under controlled conditions

buildings from a single source. It's a new concept, and there's a huge

at the plant in Griffen, the company creates prefabricated system com-

market for it,” says Ratanski, who doesn't manage the operation

ponents that only need to be installed at the building site. The advantage

alone. He receives support from Eberhard Strunk, former Head of ISP

of the modular design is that it allows architecture, construction, and

Ingenieurgesellschaft, which juwi integrated into its own group to build

building technology to be viewed as a complete system and optimized

up the “Green Buildings” division. “We're looking forward to working

in advance. This ensures a high standard of quality.

together to tap this market. In Germany, the total market potential for energy-efficient renovation of existing buildings alone is estimated at

“Developing renewable energies and saving energy are two sides of

EUR 350 billion,” Strunk adds.

the same coin,” says Ratanski. “We cannot be truly efficient in our energy use until we manage to combine these two elements intelligently.

The Executive Board at GriffnerHaus AG is also convinced of the

And the better we manage, the faster we will achieve our vision of

enormous demand. Chief Executive Officer Thomas Lenzinger explains,

100 percent renewable energies.”


Sights Set on the 2012 Paralympics juwi supports handcyclist Max Hauch

Absolutely focused when he's in the starting block: juwi employee Max Hauch has big goals, both at juwi and in handcycling.

A blast of wind hits the people strolling by, they hear the sound of

who has been working in the Central Purchasing department at juwi

wheels on gravel – and then it's over. The young man standing on

since November of last year.

his knees as he races by is as fast as a lynx, and all that remains is a glimpse of the black frame of his bicycle. Max Hauch is a handcyclist.

Handcycling is one of the many sports for the disabled. Max was born

On his hand bike, which is over a meter long, he can reach speeds

with spina bifida, a condition where some of his lower vertebrae were

of up to 50 kilometers per hour. “I mainly manage speeds like that in

exposed and damaged at birth; his ability to walk is extremely limited.

competitions, when my opponents are breathing down my neck and

But the ambitious Wörrstadt resident doesn't let it stop him. Since

I know I have to give it my all,” says the 23-year-old native of Wörrstadt,

he started handcycling in 2004, he has racked up one success after another. 2009, he won the gold medal at the German U23 Handcycling Championship in Elzach in the time trial and street race categories. He

Max Hauch

also achieved an excellent second-place result in the National Handbike Circuit racing series at the end of the year.

Max Hauch is a trained office administrator. He has been working at juwi since

Max Hauch's next goal is clear: He wants to compete for the German

November 1, 2010 in the Internal Services

team in the 2012 Paralympics in London. “When I compete in a sport,

sector of the C­ entral Purchasing department.

I always want to make it to the very top. That's just how I am,” he says.

When it comes to renewable energies,

juwi is supporting the 23-year-old on his path by sponsoring him. Max

the 23-year-old is particularly fascinated with

Hauch now rides in a juwi jersey. He will also wear it during the next

wind power. “The electricity produced from

German Championship in June. There, he'll really prove what he can do.

wind energy comes only from the power of

“I have to be in the top three in Germany to score a ticket to London,”

nature, and I also move my hand bike with

says the juwi employee. And to do that, he trains six days a week,

my physical power only.”

sometimes up to four hours a day. “When I can see that I'm succeeding, I stick with it. I know no mercy!” he says with a grin.

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Creating Jobs for the Region – And the World juwi cracks the 1,000-employee mark In the young history of juwi, November 2nd of last year was a very

Willenbacher adds, “In 2010, juwi received 20,000 job applications.

important date. On this day, electrician Hakan Kurnaz started work as

Currently, we hire an average of one new employee per day. All signs

the juwi group's 1,000 employee.

indicate that we will continue to grow at a similarly strong rate this year.”


In addition to its 1,000 permanent employees, juwi also employs more “I had known juwi for some time. I'm very happy to have found an

than 100 temporary workers, interns, and graduate students who work

attractive job here,” said Kurnaz when he was hired. The 29-year-old

at the company's headquarters in Wörrstadt. This brings the number of

from Bad Kreuznach, Germany works for juwi Solar GmbH, where he

employees working at the headquarters to around 700.

is an electrician in the “Rooftops” sector, which installs small and medium-sized photovoltaic rooftop installations. This round number demonstrates that juwi will continue to be a driver of job growth in the Rheinhessen region. “In the last two years alone, we've created more than 600 new jobs, and we will continue to hire many new employees in the future, both domestically and abroad,” emphasizes juwi CEO Matthias Willenbacher. According to juwi CEO Fred Jung, the era of renewable energies has just begun. “Jobs in this sector offer enormous prospects and are recession-proof. In Germany alone, the industry already employs more than 340,000 people. Investments in renewable energies are money well

Welcome to juwi: Electrician Hakan Kurnaz is the group's 1,000th employee.

spent, also in terms of the job market,” says Jung.

Headquarters Draws Crowds from around the World The juwi group headquarters in Wörrstadt draws big crowds for more

for group tours to experience renewable energies live and in person.

than just official events. Increasing numbers of visitors are registering

Last year alone, juwi employees welcomed more than 5,000 guests. And our visitors are as diverse as their reasons for visiting: sports teams and cultural associations, school children and university students, and even politicians. Many visitors plan a trip to juwi as something to do in their free time, while others – such as architects or engineers – have a professional interest in the company. Enthusiasm about juwi is also growing abroad, attracting delegations from France, Uganda, Central America, Russia, and Croatia to the Rheinhessen region. Visitor groups of ten people or more can choose the topics for their visit: • Presentation on the juwi group and renewable energies • Tour of the company headquarters • Visit to the solar and wind park • Tour of the Clean Energy & Mobility Center

Popular destination: juwi headquarters in Wörrstadt welcomed more than 5,000 visitors in 2010.

Panorama images of the company headquarters are available at, About Us/Locations Worldwide/Wörrstadt.

Calendar The juwi group attends trade fairs and expositions. Come and visit us at one of the following events and receive first-hand information about our portfolio from our experts. You can also find our upcoming events online at




BAU 2011

January 17-22, 2011

Munich (Germany)

International Green Week Berlin

January 21-30, 2011

Berlin (Germany)

Salon des Energies Renouveables

February 15-18, 2011

Lyon (France)

Energy Now Expo

February 16-17, 2011

Malvern (Great Britain)

EWEA 2011

March 14-17, 2011

Brussels (Belgium)

Hanover Messe

April 4-8, 2011

Hanover (Germany)

PWEA Conference and Exhibition

April 12-14, 2011

Warsaw (Poland)


May 4-6, 2011

Verona (Italy)


May 11-13, 2011

Madrid (Spain)

Friendly “away game” with Thomas Tuchel at juwi When he started, hardly anyone knew who he was. Today, as the trainer of Bundesliga soccer team 1. FSV Mainz 05, Thomas Tuchel's name (photo, center) is on everyone's lips. In addition to his professional expertise, he also wins people over with his genuinely kind personality. This was clear during his visit to juwi headquarters in Wörrstadt, where he visited with the 05 Business Club. The Business Club brings together companies that sponsor the soccer team. juwi has been a member since 2006. juwi CEO Matthias Willenbacher (left) thanked Tuchel for the visit with a pot of “Terra Preta” soil (see page 15).

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