Nordex AG is further improving its position as one of the leading project developers on the French market: Allianz Specialised Investments, part of the alternative asset investment activities of the Allianz Group, has purchased the wind farms “Barbes d´Or” (12.5 MW) and “Joyeuses” (10 MW), planned and erected by Nordex. The total projects are equipped with Nordex N90/2500 turbines with 100 metre hub heights and are located in central France near to Issoudun.In April this year, in the region of Aisne in northern France, Allianz already acquired the 12.5 MW “Les Cent Jalois” wind farm (12.5 MW). This means the start of the cooperation between Allianz and Nordex France.
According to COO Sales and marketing at Nordex, Carsten Pedersen Allianz had decided three times in favour of Nordex’s N90/2500 technology, which had proved such an all-round success.
Nordex is one of the three largest project developers in France with 334 MW on grid. Overall, today Nordex France has a portfolio of 1,000 MW in different stages of development.
David Jones, CEO of Allianz Specialised Investments, said: “We are pleased to have acquired these two wind farms from Nordex and thereby increase our activities in France. We now have four operational wind farms in this key wind energy market. These latest investments also take our operational asset base in Europe to over 300 MW.”