CTE Wind International is an engineering company based in France, founded in 2003, that provides geotechnical and foundation design services to the renewable energy industry with a focus on wind turbine foundations. CTE Wind International consists of reinforced concrete and geotechnical engineers with many years of experience in the wind industry.

- With the help of the cooperation, Sitowise will be able to offer customers and partners all the necessary services in terms of wind farm design and consulting as a comprehensive service, says Ari Savolainen, Sitowise Business sector Director.

- We already have many references in Finland, for example Mutkalampi, but with Sitowise we hope to provide our services furthermore, says Alexander Martin CEO of CTE Wind Ltd.

In energy projects, Sitowise proceeds in accordance with its strategy and wants to introduce long-term, versatile content and partnership-oriented agreements covering as comprehensively as possible the services of all of Sitowise's businesses, in addition to individual assignments, with customer needs in mind. These agreements emphasise working together and scheduling and implementing the different phases of the project life cycle in cooperation with the customer. CTE Wind International has built a strong track record of excellence in engineering and geotechnical consulting together with global players. The cooperation agreement brings strength to our design expertise, and together we can offer the customer even more efficient and comprehensive design.

- Supported by CTE Wind International, we are able to provide expert services for the overall economic analysis of wind farms, from preliminary planning to the production of final construction plans and support for implementation. CTE Wind International is able to efficiently optimise different types of WTG foundations for all kind of soil conditions, and Sitowise, in turn, supports in managing the whole in order to find the most economically efficient solution, Savolainen says.

CTE Wind International is part of the CTE Group, a structural engineering firm specialising in the design of all kind of structures made of metal, timber and mainly concrete. CTE Group was founded in 1965 and is today one of the leading companies in the sector.

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