PNE Group is a German wind power pioneer operating on an international level and it is one of the most experienced project developers of onshore and offshore wind farms. Based on this success, the Group has developed to become a “clean energy solutions provider”.
The two brands operated by the PNE Group are PNE and WKN. From initial site exploration and the approval procedure performance via financing and turn-key construction to operation and re-powering at the end of the system's useful life, the Company's services encompass all the phases of developing and operating wind farms.
This way, the Company combines economic success and responsibility for the environment and based on this strong position, we continue to develop.
In the future, the strategic orientation of PNE will include the entire renewable energy value chain and the processing of electricity.
In addition to wind energy, in the future the Company’s offer will include photovoltaic, electricity storage and power-to-gas technologies with a focus on hydrogen.
The development of our different business segments is coupled with by a regional expansion of our business activities: in addition to industrial countries, our commercial activities cover developing countries in Latin America, Africa and in both the Middle and Far East.
The approximately 400 employees of the PNE Group dedicate themselves daily to moving one step closer to realising the vision of energy supplies provided solely by renewable energy sources. For clean, sustainable energy production - now and in the future.
The PNE Group offers services covering the entire value chain ranging from the development, planning, realisation, financing, operations and sales to re-powering of on-shore wind farms in Germany and abroad. The offshore wind farms at sea are developed up to the point where they are ready to be constructed. It is important to us to realise our projects in close collaboration with all parties involved. From initial surveys through to wind farm operation, we agree every step with local citizens, authorities, politicians, municipal authorities and investors.
The PNE Group currently operates in Europe, South Africa and North America. This broad and flexible structure makes the group of companies more independent of potential fluctuations in individual markets and business areas. For this reason, we also plan to extend our commercial activities to other technologies and markets, including but not limited to, developing countries with a high energy demand.
Essential factors for the entry into new markets include secure, calculable framework conditions and co-operation with local partners who have an extensive network at their disposal.
The PNE Group has been successfully operating on the wind power market since 1990. In doing so, we make an effective contribution to climate protection and work on developing a future-oriented technology.
On this solid basis, the Company has developed to become a “clean energy solutions provider” with regard to renewable energy from different renewable energy sources.
Apart from wind energy, the future strategic orientation of the PNE Group will include photovoltaics as well as energy storage and power-to-gas technologies with a focus on hydrogen.
The foundation stone of our corporate history was laid in Cuxhaven in 1995 with the establishment of "Windpark Marschland GmbH".
We passed the first major milestone in 2000 on exceeding 100 MW of installed nominal capacity from wind energy.
In 2006, we exceeded 500 MW of installed nominal capacity from wind energy, thus passing another milestone in our corporate history. Another sensational success was achieved the same year with the issue of a building permit for the offshore project "Gode Wind I".
In 2007, the international growth takes shape with the establishment of the first joint ventures in Hungary, Belgium and Turkey.
The offshore wind farm "Gode Wind II", the planning of which is our responsibility, is made ready for construction.
The offshore wind farm projects "Gode Wind" I to III are sold to the Danish energy concern DONG Energy.
Mid-2013, the majority shares in WKN AG, which was founded in 1990 in Husum, were acquired by PNE WIND AG. WKN AG is still an independent brand consolidated into the PNE WIND Group. That same year, PNE AG's 100th wind farm is planned successfully and the offshore segment was expanded by the acquisition of the three projects "Atlantis" I-III.
The construction of a new, this time European, wind farm portfolio will begin. The offshore wind farm "Gode Wind 3" developed and sold by us was awarded a contract in the first German tender for offshore wind farms. Another offshore project is being sold. The future expanded strategy is put into concrete terms - PNE develops into a "Clean Solution Provider".
We are making a substantial contribution to the reduction of damaging climatic gases with the wind farms projected and operated by us and, thus, to the protection of man, the environment and nature. Generation of electricity from clean energy not only makes positive contributions to the environment, but it also contributes to saving the limited reserves of fossil fuels since these are far too valuable just to be burned.
From a macro-economic point of view, there is a positive effect in that generation of electricity from renewable energy sources is decentralised, reducing and avoiding the import of expensive fuel. Value is added where electricity is generated from wind power or, in the future, where it is generated from additional renewable energy sources.
We are sustainably strengthening the local economy by working consistently with partners on site.
In this respect, the principle also applies to professionally qualified cooperation based on trust with the project partners and other participants.
Thanks to our employees’ qualifications and their work experience we are able to achieve and maintain very high standards for the different tasks and responsibilities. PNE develops high-quality projects. Our expertise in the market should be further strengthened through the assurance of the qualifications of our employees and the constant optimisation of the processes.
With continuous training and qualification of young people, we ensure training places and we assume social responsibilities. As a general rule the young employees remain with the Company after training.