WindSim Launches New Subsidiary
in Sub-Saharan Africa
Confirming commitment to help global corporations design and operate more profitable wind farms

WindSim Express

TONSBERG, NORWAY and CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA (January 28, 2016) - WindSim AS, the leading provider and pioneer of CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) based wind modelling software and services expanded its global operations with the opening of WindSim SSA (Pty) Ltd, a new subsidiary based in Cape Town, South Africa. WindSim SSA will enable corporations throughout Sub-Saharan Africa to utilize WindSim's proven simulation software and services to help design and operate more profitable wind farms.
Founded in 1993, WindSim is privately-held and venture-backed with offices and partners in Argentina, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Finland, Greece, India, Italy, Korea, Mexico, Norway, Serbia, Spain, Turkey, USA and now South Africa. WindSim’s comprehensive range of software and technical services cover the entire lifecycle of a wind farm and has been proven internationally for more than a decade. WindSim, the company's flagship product, is a world-class software solution based on CFD that combines advanced numeric processing with compelling 3D visualization in a user-friendly interface. Other services include wind measurement equipment, virtual wind data, potential site screening, measurement campaign design, wind resource mapping, bankable AEP assessments, site suitability studies, post construction assessments, power forecasting and dynamic line rating.
“The South African (SA) renewable energy sector has experienced exponential growth since the introduction of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Program (REIPPPP) in 2011 and has become one of the fastest growing renewable energy markets in the world. After an extensive market investigation in 2015, I am excited to partner with WindSim AS on the launch of WindSim SSA. Our investigation clearly indicated an increasing demand for more accurate studies which will allow for greater protection of financiers interests and WindSim has a comprehensive range of tools and experts which can help the industry to achieve this” said Dirk Muller, Managing Director WindSim Sub-Saharan Africa (Pty) Ltd..
"WindSim is experiencing great interest from prospective customers and partners in the South African marketplace for our technology solutions. Through our establishment in Cape Town we show our strong commitment and a long term strategy to work with wind industry players in South Africa and the Sub-Saharan Africa region for common success", said John Olaf Rømma, CEO WindSim AS.
The announcement from WindSim AS comes six months after a successful joint venture in Brazil, cutting-edge product innovation, and successive quarters of positive growth. The opening up of the Sub-Saharan Africa market is one of the international expansion efforts by WindSim AS.
John Olaf Rømma
CEO - WindSim AS

Dirk Muller
MD, WindSim SSA
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