Following the first foreign WKN-wind energy project in Francofonte (Sicily, Italy) at the end of 2005 and the contract on the German wind farm Freyenstein in mid 2006, this is the third joint transaction of the two companies. "We are delighted to have convinced Allianz Specialised Investments once again of our experience and knowledge in the field of wind energy," said Michael Ostwald, authorised signatory of WKN AG, on conclusion of the agreement. "The co-operation during the due diligence process was again very professional, smooth and targeted. This deal concludes 2006 and takes us into 2007 with yet another great success for our company."
For Allianz Specialised Investments the investment is a further step in its commitment to long-term investment in renewable energy. Wind energy in particular has great potential for growth and is one of the weapons in the battle against climate change.
"With the addition of these two projects, Allianz’ wind energy portfolio now comprises 116 megawatts either operational or under construction and we expect to grow that considerably in the coming years”, points out David Jones, CEO of Allianz Specialised Investments. "It was again a pleasure to work with WKN and we hope to continue this co-operation on other projects to achieve our respective goals".
WKN Windkraft Nord AG
WKN AG has planned, installed and operated turnkey wind parks in Germany since 1990. In addition, WKN AG is also expanding abroad and is internationally represented by subsidiaries in numerous European countries and the USA. WKN AG is part of the innovative "House of Future Energies" corporate network in Husum, an established center of excellence for renewable energy sources in Germany. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of BGZ Beteiligungsgesellschaft Zukunfts-energien AG, or BGZ AG for short.
Allianz Specialised Investments
As part of the alternative asset investment activities of Allianz, Allianz Specialised Investments is dedicated to the segment of renewable energy investments. Its aim is to build up a long-term portfolio in renewable energy sources, especially wind energy.
For further inquiries please contact Catrin Petersen, spokesperson of the BGZ Group on 048 41 – 89 44 516 or Gudrun Maassen, Spokesperson of the Allianz Group, on 089-3800-2063.
Publication and reprint free of charge. Archive copy requested.
WKN Windkraft Nord AG
Haus der Zukunftsenergien
Otto-Hahn-Straße 12 – 16, D-25813 Husum
Tel. 04841 – 89 44 232, Fax 04841 – 89 44 225