WKN sells second French wind project to John Laing
- Construction of wind farm Saint Martin l´Ars already started
Husum (renewablepress) - WKN AG, a leading developer of wind energy farms based in Husum, Germany, sold the French wind project Saint Martin l´Ars to John Laing Group plc (“John Laing”) last week.
The wind farm with a total installed capacity of 10.25 megawatts will be built in the Vienne department located in Western France. Construction works have already started. The wind farm will consist of 5 Senvion MM92 turbines each with a capacity of 2.05 megawatts and a hub height of 100 metres. Again, WKN will be responsible for the construction of the project, and will also be commissioned as EPC contractor by John Laing.
Thus, WKN AG being part of the PNE WIND Group continues its successful international business with regard to the development and construction of turnkey wind farms. “For WKN, the reliable and trustful cooperation with carefully selected partners is crucial”, explains Roland Stanze, COO of WKN AG. “Now we are looking forward to realizing already the second project related to our framework agreement concluded with John Laing beginning of this year after we just sold wind farm Sommette (21.6 megawatts) in September.”
Ross McArthur, Managing Director Renewable Energy at John Laing: “WKN again proved its high level of competence and commitment. We are pleased to continue our successful cooperation relating to our French wind projects.”
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 November 2016
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