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Kenera signs licensing agreement to expand wind energy manufacturing business

​Just three months since its launch, Kenera has signed a licensing agreement with wind-industry engineering specialist, windwise to manufacture wind turbines across Europe and Asia.

The agreement will see Kenera's Germany-based technology provider, Bentec work in partnership with windwise to build turbines using its unique maxcap technology.

Kenera is a new business unit within leading drilling, engineering and technology company KCA Deutag. It expands the group's offering in hydrocarbon and energy transition markets and consolidates the skills, competencies and experience of the existing KCA Deutag group with those of Bentec and RDS – its UK-based engineering and design specialist. Kenera has three dedicated segments covering innovative services, technology & engineering and manufacturing and is expected to be fully operational in Q4 2021.

Thorsten Dirks, Vice President of Kenera manufacturing and Managing Director of Bentec commented: "This agreement is an important milestone in Kenera's development, supporting us in creating innovative technological solutions and allowing us to play an active role in the energy transition. Combining more than 130 years of industry-leading expertise across our group with successful partnerships, collaborative working and a customer-centric approach, is key to delivering our strategic growth aspirations in the renewable energy space and creating value for our stakeholders. We look forward to a successful, long-term working relationship with windwise." 

Benno Sandmann, joint Managing Director of windwise added: "This agreement marks the next chapter for windwise, following the development of maxcap technology. We are delighted to work in partnership with the Kenera business and excited for the opportunities this presents."