PNE WIND AG receives more than 10 mill. Euro from convertible bond and increase in capital
The accrued funds are to be used for financing further growth of the internationally operating PNE WIND AG. With these capital measures, the company has created additional leeway for accelerating the development and financing of wind-farm projects in Germany and abroad on land (onshore) and at high sea (offshore). The company was accompanied in these capital measures by the Close Brothers Seydler Bank AG.
Martin Billhardt, Chairman of the Board of PNE WIND AG, regards the placement of the capital measures as a conformation for the company: "We were able to convince the investors of the future prospects of PNE WIND AG, in spite of the difficult situation of capital markets." The Board of Directors considers the company's competitive position to be significantly stronger, since the expansion course already started is to be accelerated with the aid of the additional funds. "We already are active on nine foreign markets today; just recently, we entered to Canada with a joint venture", Martin Billhardt explains the growth strategy. "We will continue on this path and resolutely use existing market opportunities."
According to PNE WIND AG, wind-farm projects for environmentally-friendly power generation will continue to be attractive investments despite the current economic conditions. This assessment is underlined by current branch studies, which forecast new installations world-wide with an output of 82 GW per year for 2020. The analyses expect global turnover potential for the industry in the region of 82.5 billion euros per year. In the long term, the wind market thus will increasingly profit from the growing scarcity of fossil energy sources as well as the necessity of reducing CO2 emissions due to the climate change.
About PNE WIND AG
PNE WIND AG is seated in Cuxhaven, Germany, and plans and implements wind-farm projects onshore as well as offshore. The company's core competence is the development, planning, implementation and financing of wind farms as well as their operation or sales with follow-up service. To this day, the company has constructed 92 wind farms with 535 windenergy facilities and a total nominal output of 770 MW.
Aside the business activities on the established German domestic market, PNE WIND AG is increasingly expanding into dynamic growth markets and already is represented in Hungary, Bulgaria, Turkey, Great Britain, Ireland, Romania and Canada via joint ventures. At present, wind-farm projects with a nominal output of up to 1,400 MW are being processed in these countries, which are to be implemented in the medium term. Furthermore, a subsidiary was established in the US. In Germany (onshore), wind-farm projects with more than 300 MW nominal output presently are in processing.
In addition, PNE WIND AG develops offshore wind-farm projects, of which two large-scale projects in German waters already have been authorised. The company is already checking the opportunities for entering into promising foreign markets for the offshore division.