“Wind energy is one of the future’s key markets for alternative energies. With WKN AG, we’ve found an ideal partner for this fast-growing business field. Siemens Project Ven-tures GmbH has extensive in-depth experience in developing international infrastructure projects and can in this way broaden its investment base,” notes Hans-Joachim Schulz, Managing Director of Siemens Project Ventures.
Christian Clausen, a member of WKN Windkraft Nord AG’s Management Board, adds: "Projects in central and eastern Europe will complement our international activities ex-ceptionally well. We have no doubt that we can operate successfully in these markets together with Siemens Project Ventures."
Wind energy is the fastest-growing segment among alternative energies. According to Siemens estimates, the share of wind energy in renewable energies will double by 2010.
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WKN AG has been active in developing, constructing and operating turnkey wind parks in Germany since 1990. In addition, WKN AG is expanding into other European markets and has subsidiaries in several European countries and the United States. WKN AG is part of the innovative business network "Haus der Zukunftsenergien" in Husum, which has established itself as a center of competence for renewable ener-gies in Germany. The company is a fully owned subsidiary of BGZ Beteiligungsgesellschaft Zu-kunftsenergien AG.
Siemens Project Ventures GmbH, a fully owned subsidiary of Siemens Financial Services GmbH, in-vests equity in infrastructure projects worldwide. SPV’s investments focus on the power plant, telecom-munication and transportation sectors. SPV currently participates in seven different projects with a total project volume of about US$4 billion.
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