The PNE WIND Group is an international wind power pioneer from Germany and one of the most experienced developers of onshore and offshore wind farms. The enterprise combines economic success with ecological responsibility.
Every day, the approx. 360 staff employed by the PNE WIND Group dedicate themselves 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 two brands operated by the PNE WIND Group are PNE WIND and WKN. From initial site exploration and the approval procedure, financing and turnkey construction, to operation and repowering at the end of the system's useful life, the services offered encompass all phases of the wind power project.
Since 1990, the PNE WIND Group has successfully realised more than 200 onshore wind farms with a total nominal capacity of more than 2,400 MW. The company already has more than 25 years of experience in an industry that is still very new.
The PNE WIND Group is among Germany's leading project managers, covering the entire value chain including development, planning, realisation, financing, operations, sales and repowering for wind farms on land in Germany and abroad all from one source. The offshore wind farms at sea are developed up to the point where they are ready to be constructed. Our goal is to realise our projects in close collaboration with all stakeholders. From initial surveys through to wind farm operation, we agree every step with local citizens, authorities, politicians, municipal authorities and investors.
The PNE WIND Group currently has subsidiaries and joint ventures in Europe, South Africa and North America. This wide,
and flexible structure makes the concern more independent of potential fluctuations in individual markets and business areas. Essential factors for entry into new markets include a high degree of political stability and cooperation with local partners who have an extensive network at their disposal.
The PNE WIND Group has been successfully operating in the wind power market since 1990. In doing so, we make an effective contribution to climate protection and help develop a future-oriented technology. This boosts the creation of sustainable jobs both in Germany and abroad.
In developing clean and sustainable energy resources PNE Wind is making a substantial contribution to the reduction of climate damaging gases and helping to protect the future for humankind, the environment and nature. The “Altenbruch II” wind farm alone reduces the annual emission of approximately 38,000 tons of carbon dioxide, 197 tons of sulphur dioxide and 49 tons of nitric oxide. However, the generation of electricity from wind power not only makes a positive contribution to the environment but also contributes to saving the limited reserves of fossil fuels, since these are far too valuable just to be burned. From an economic point of view there is a positive effect in that the generation of electricity is decentralised and thus the import of expensive fuels is reduced and avoided. Value is added where electricity is generated from wind power. As a result the wind farms developed and operated by ourselves are assuring a clean supply of electricity for the future in an environmentally friendly and economically correct manner.
We value the importance of experienced partners within the context of international expansion. Our policy is only to enter new markets if we can do this
jointly with local partners who have good local networks. 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.
Regular evaluations of our employees and their tasks enable us to constantly adjust in a performance-related manner specially tailored requirement profiles for the corresponding tasks. In this way high standards can be achieved and maintained in the most varied task areas. Our expertise in the market should be strengthened further through the assurance of the specific qualifications of our employees and the constant optimisation of all processes.
By providing regular training places for young people and continuous on-the-job and external training opportunities for all staff we are assuming our social responsibilities to the local communities where we work. As a general rule our younger employees choose to remain with the Company after training.