VSB company history
A look back as we move forward
VSB - a success story
What started as a small, two-man engineering office in 1996 is now an internationally successful group of companies. The company's founders Andreas and Achim Dorner recognised and developed the potential of renewable energy early on. Just a few months after their wind farm development company was established, the first wind turbines were already generating clean electricity in Saxony – a pioneering feat at the time!
Sustainability is and has always been both a motivation and an obligation for us: in the generation of electricity as well as in VSB's history. Rather than taking great leaps, we bank on continuous growth that is oriented towards realistic forecasts.
Wind history in the making
When is the right time to take the next steps for company growth? So far, VSB has managed to find it. We observe the market very precisely and check whether jobs can be created and maintained in the long term. Only then, when there are realistic future prospects, do we make the decision to expand.
We were able to gradually develop the formerly small engineering firm into an internationally successful group of companies. The future offers many opportunities to advance the use of renewable energy in Europe. We contribute to this as a full-service operator: with innovative ideas, comprehensive experience and a solid competence network.
Looking back, we find our approach to be confirmed: we did a lot of things right. That motivates us to continue our journey with our customers, partners and employees, for a future well worth living.
|2018||More than 300 employees are working in 16 locations for VSB. The VSB group of companies has 1.3 GW technical management and 658 MW commercial management under contract as well as over 450 turbines O&M contracted.|
|2017||The 30 MW wind farm Luko is connected to the grid in Germany (Saxony-Anhalt)|
|2016||VSB is already supplying over a million people with clean green electricity.|
|2015||Establishment of a Finnish subsidiary – the investment total passes € 1 billion. The first wind farm in Italy is built.|
|2014||The first VSB wind farm is connected to the grid in Thuringia.|
|2013||Incorporation of an Italian subsidiary. In Poland, the wind turbines in VSB's largest wind farm to date generate 45.1 MW.|
|2011||The VSB Group reaches 500 MW of installed capacity and builds the first wind farm in Poland.|
|2008||VSB becomes an international group with the incorporation of subsidiaries in Poland and Romania.|
|2005||The first French wind farm is installed.|
|2001||VSB goes international with the founding of subsidiaries in France and the Czech Republic.|
|1997||VSB installs its first five wind turbines – a successful pioneering feat!|
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