WKN sells French wind project to John Laing
- Wind farm Sommette to be completed end of 2017
Husum (renewablepress) - WKN AG, a leading developer of wind energy farms based in Husum, Germany, sold the French wind project Sommette-Eaucourt to John Laing Group plc (“John Laing”) at the beginning of September.
The wind farm will be built in Picardie, Northern France. Construction is expected to be completed at the end of 2017. Total installed capacity for the Sommette wind farm will be 21.6 megawatts. The wind farm will consist of 9 Nordex N117 turbines each with a capacity of 2.4 megawatts. WKN will be responsible for the construction of the project, and will also be commissioned as EPC contractor by John Laing.
WKN AG, which is part of the PNE WIND Group, again demonstrates its decades of experience in the construction of turnkey wind farms. “One of our major competencies surely is the contracting of huge and international infrastructural projects”, explains Roland Stanze, COO of WKN AG. “Thus, we are looking forward to realizing the first project related to our framework agreement concluded with John Laing beginning of this year.”
Ross McArthur, Managing Director Renewable Energy at John Laing: “We are pleased to have developed an excellent working relationship with WKN and following on from the signing of a three project Framework Agreement earlier this year to have closed the first project together”
WKN AG has planned, installed and operated turnkey wind energy farms in Germany since 1990. In addition, WKN AG is internationally represented by subsidiaries and joint-ventures in numerous European countries, South Africa and the US. Up to now, the company has initiated and realized projects with a total of about 1,300 megawatts capacity.
The headquarters of the WKN-Group are located at the “House of Future Energies”, an established centre of excellence for renewable energy sources in Husum/Germany. About 83 percent of WKN shares are owned by PNE WIND AG located in Cuxhaven/Germany while approx. 17 percent are held by private and institutional shareholders.
John Laing is an international originator, active investor and manager of infrastructure projects. Its business is focused on major transport, social and environmental infrastructure projects awarded under governmental public-private partnership (PPP) programmes, and renewable energy projects, across a range of international markets including the UK, France, other European countries, Asia Pacific and North America.
Husum, 14 September 2016
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