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PNE AG: Wind Farms Sommette and Saint Martin now in operation

  • Turnkey delivery of 31.85 MW by the PNE Group to investor John Laing
  • New successes accentuate the Group’s good position in the strategic French market

Cuxhaven, 18. July 2018 – On schedule, the Husum-based WKN Group has handed over the now operational French wind farms Sommette and Saint Martin, which WKN was responsible for developing, to the investor and new owner John Laing Group plc.

The wind farm Sommette-Eaucourt in Picardy in northern France consists of nine wind turbines of the Nordex N117 series. Each turbine was constructed with a nominal output of 2.4 megawatts at a hub height of 91 metres. The expected annual electricity production from the 21.6-megawatt wind farm is around 63 gigawatt hours. Since starting operation in December 2017, the wind farm developed by WKN has been providing around 21,000 French households with environmentally friendly electricity.

The Saint Martin l’Ars project, with a total output of 10.25 megawatts, consists of five turbines of the Senvion MM92 series, each with an output of 2.05 megawatts at a hub height of 100 metres, and is located in the Poitou Charentes region in western France. Its expected annual electricity production is around 24 gigawatt hours. Having just started operation, the wind farm is now supplying around 8,000 French households.

Gabriel J. Meurer, Chief Financial Officer of WKN AG: “By constructing these two wind farms, we have proved once more that WKN is a competent and reliable partner for all aspects of the value creation chain, from project planning to turnkey delivery.”

“The further development of our international business is an essential component of our ‘ScaleUp’ growth strategy. France is an important strategic market for us, in which we have recently been able to expand our project pipeline. Now, another successful completion of two French projects demonstrates that our international strategy is working”, added Markus Lesser, CEO of PNE AG.