Cuxhaven, December 20, 2017 – PNE WIND AG has finalised a major first step in the development of its new European wind farm portfolio: the Kührstedt/Alfstedt wind farm (Lower Saxony) was fully erected. The majority of the 13 wind power turbines with a total nominal output of 43.2 MW has already been put into operation. In addition, the transformer station built for this wind farm is already in operation.
Markus Lesser, CEO of PNE WIND AG: "We have once again proven that we are pursuing project development and realisation of wind farms with a high level of competence and expertise. Thereby we finalised the major first step in the development of the new wind farm portfolio.”
Kurt Stürken, COO of PNE WIND AG: “This wind farm was erected exactly within the planned time frame, despite sometimes adverse weather conditions during the construction phase. This is how we will also approach the forthcoming projects."
Construction of the wind farm began in May 2017. The "Kührstedt/Alfstedt" wind farm houses five Siemens wind power turbines with a nominal output of 3.2 MW each and eight Senvion wind power turbines with a nominal output of 3.4 MW each. The total height of the turbines is between 171 and 176 metres. The wind farm will generate environmentally friendly electricity sufficient to cover the average demand of approx. 31,000 households.
A special feature of this wind farm: PNE WIND intends to install a "need-based night-time lighting system" on the wind power turbines. This means that the red beacons required by international aviation safety regulations are only activated when an aircraft is in the vicinity of the wind farm. PNE WIND AG will make this investment, which is related with additional costs, voluntarily, also in order to further strengthen the acceptance of wind power turbines. The related approval processes are currently being coordinated with the diverse authorities.