PNE WIND UK was appointed as a preferred development partner
Cuxhaven/Edinburgh, January 28, 2013 - The wind farm developer PNE WIND UK,
wind farm sites together with Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS). Template
legal documentation has been agreed, marking the next step in the
development of PNE WIND UK's Forestry Commission wind farm sites.
PNE WIND UK was appointed as a preferred development partner to the Forestry
Commission Scotland for the potential development of wind power schemes in
Central Scotland. First step in this cooperation was the selection of most
eligible sites. The agreement that has been reached between both parties
will enable PNE WIND UK to progress with the development of their Central
Scotland Lot 2 sites within the Tay, Cowal and Trossachs Forest Districts,
ensuring that the concrete planning of the chosen sites can start to reach
Markus Lesser, Chief Operation Officer (COO) of PNE WIND group, stated: "We
are pleased that the projects are progressing. PNE WIND UK was appointed as
a preferred development partner to the Forestry Commission Scotland for the
potential development of wind power schemes in Central Scotland and the
first step of this ambitious project has been completed. Our partnership
with the Commission has brought together the custodians of Scotland's
forests and woodlands and PNE WIND's expertise in wind energy to help
contribute to the Scottish Government's targets for renewable energy by
identifying sites which have a notional capacity for wind farm development
of between 100 - 200 MW."
George Mager, Managing Director, PNE WIND UK, commented: "PNE WIND UK is
delighted that we are in agreement with Forestry Commission Scotland over
the best way to bring forward the progression of our wind farm sites and our
next steps will be to bring forward specific site proposals for signing. We
are keen to start engaging with local communities close to our projects and
will shortly announce which of our schemes will be taken forward into
planning. We will work closely with the Commission and local communities to
develop the most appropriate wind farm sites."
With its headquarters in Cuxhaven, PNE WIND AG plans and realises wind farm projects on land (onshore) and on the high seas (offshore). In doing so, its core competence lies in the development, project planning, and financing of wind farms and in their operation and sales respectively with the provision of subsequent service. To date, the company has constructed 98 wind farms with 568 wind energy plants and a total nominal output of 814 megawatts. In Germany (onshore), wind farm projects with over 1,100 MW of nominal output are currently being developed.
In addition to its business activities in the established German home market, PNE WIND AG is increasingly expanding into dynamic growth markets and is already represented in joint ventures and by subsidiary companies in South East Europe, Great Britain, USA and Canada. In these countries wind farm projects with a nominal output of up to 2,000 MW are being developed and are to be completed in the medium term.
In addition, PNE WIND AG is developing offshore wind farm projects, of which four major projects in German waters have already been approved. An entry into promising foreign markets is also being examined with regard to the offshore sector.