Saint Martin l'Ars

WKN realises wind farm ahead of schedule

  • MW realised: 10.25 MW
  • Turbines erected: 5 WEC
  • Start of operation: July 2018

The Saint Martin l’Ars wind farm with a total capacity of 10.25 MW was built in the Poitou Charentes region in the west of France and was developed by the French subsidiary WKN France. The expected annual electricity production amounts to approx. 24 gigawatt hours. The wind farm now supplies electricity to around 8,000 French households.

The Saint Martin project was the second project which was realised under the framework agreement concluded with the investor John Laing. WKN was also commissioned by the new owner with the construction work and started with the construction of the routes and the platform at the end of 2016. The construction work was completed in the first half of 2018 with the delivery and erection of the turbines so that the project was commissioned in the middle of 2018.

Thanks to the good negotiating skills of the project team, the connection to the grid was accelerated and the wind farm was completed six months ahead of schedule.

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"WKN has once again demonstrated its competence and commitment. Now we are looking forward to continuing our successful cooperation in implementing the two wind farm projects." (14.11.2016)

Ross McArthur, Managing Director Renewable Energy of John Laing

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