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Introducing VPC

Founded in 1963, the VPC Group now operates internationally and enjoys an excellent reputation in the energy industry. It provides engineering services, consultancy, technical services and system integration for electricity and heat generation facilities and for transmission and distribution systems.

 The VPC Group is based on four strong pillars, each with a clear focus:

  • VPC GmbH (engineering for energy plants and systems)
  • Conwico GmbH (turnkey plant construction)
  • VPC International GmbH (with international subsidiaries)
  • Renewables

VPC has been involved in the design, engineering, construction supervision and commissioning of generation facilities with a total capacity of over 70,000 MW, with a highly diverse range of technologies and different operating times. VPC draws on a combination of engineering know-how and experience as an operator, and always focuses on minimizing total life cycle costs. In addition, VPC is engaged in power and heat generation from all kinds of renewables, above all in biomass, hydro power, solar energy (PV and CSP), geothermal energy and wind.

After its foundation in Vetschau, East Germany, in 1963, VPC was known there as the “Institute for Power Plants” for many years. The company initially belonged to various power plant operators, and from 2002 to 2014 was a member of the Vattenfall Group (VPC originally stood for “Vattenfall Europe PowerConsult”).

Since 2014, the VPC Group has been owned by the investment company palero, based in Luxembourg and advised by palero capital GmbH of Munich. Consequently, since 2014, VPC has been independent – of both supplier and operator interests. Our only commitment is to the needs of our customers.

The main customers include suppliers of electricity and heat, and networj operators. Prestigious power plant equipment suppliers and EPC contractors, ministries, research institutes and international funding banks are among the established customers of the company.

The staff of around 1,000, spread among six locations in Germany and one in each of Serbia and India, are key to the success of VPC. The management team consists of exoerienced experts in energy plants and systems.

VPC International GmbH has the wholly owned subsidiary VPC East do.o. in Serbia, whose 15 employees are engaged in the planning, design and construction supervision of thermal plants in the Balkan Region, and also owns 50% of the Shares in Encotec Energy (India) Pvt. Ltd. in India. Around 700 employees at Encotec provide Operation and maintenance Services for power plants, supply photovoltaic systems and trade in Chinese spares for power plants.

VPC stands for:

  • Reliability and expertise throughout the life cycle of energy facilities
  • Independent planning and consultancy
  • Extensive operator experience
  • Fair prices
  • Sustainable customer relationships

VPC is certified to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and KTA and has two DAKKS accrediations.



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