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WKN Windcurrent joins the AHP

Cape Town (South Africa), Port Louis (Mauritius) - 21st November 2022


The African Hydrogen Partnership (AHP) is delighted to welcome WKN Windcurrent as an AHP member


WKN Windcurrent has been developing Wind energy projects in South Africa since 2011. WKN Windcurrent’s ultimate parent company is PNE AG which is a German Prime Standard company and as such is the first German owned/linked company to join AHP. The German Prime Standard represents the highest transparency standard on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. PNE Group is a German wind power pioneer operating on an international level, and it is one of the most experienced project developers of onshore and offshore wind farms. The group has developed into a provider of clean energy solutions and offers photovoltaics, electricity storage, service products and the supply of clean electricity. PNE is also focussing on the development of power-to-X solutions.


Mike Mangnall, WKN Windcurrent Managing Director stated,

“WKN Windcurrent is very pleased to have joined the AHP and we look forward to a collaborative partnership in the future. As part of the PNE Group, a leading global renewable energy developer, we believe that the large-scale production of hydrogen derived from wind and solar PV is essential to achieving global decarbonisation targets. South Africa is very well-positioned to play a significant role in the rapidly emerging Green Hydrogen industry and we envisage WKN Windcurrent, in collaboration with local and international partners, being an integral role player as the market continues to develop.”


Dr Innocent Uwuijaren, AHP Director and Chairman, stated,

“We are delighted that WKN Windcurrent has joined the AHP. We look forward to working with Mike Mangnall and his team in Cape Town, South Africa as they develop the wind and photovoltaic resources that Green Hydrogen projects depend on. We are pleased that a successful South African company and a major German corporation like PNE Group see the potential for real world projects in Africa. We are sure that the relationship between WKN Windcurrent and AHP will be mutually beneficial.”


About WKN Windcurrent


WKN Windcurrent, a subsidiary of the German WKN GmbH and a member of the PNE Group, has been developing wind energy projects in South Africa since 2011, while their photovoltaic (PV) project pipeline has also been under-development for the past two years. The local team currently comprises highly experienced renewable energy development experts, including project developers and engineers, wind and sites analysts and land negotiators working together closely on the realisation of wind and solar PV projects based on the highest South African and German development standards. Amongst other development activities, the team focuses on identifying new project sites, securing land lease agreements, wind measurement and analysis, project engineering and optimisation, permitting processes, grid planning and approvals, corporate offtake and Green Hydrogen project planning.


To learn more: https://www.wkn-windcurrent.co.za/


About the AHP


The African Hydrogen Partnership (AHP) is the only continent-wide African umbrella association dedicated to the development of green and natural hydrogen, hydrogen-based chemicals, fuel cell technology and related business opportunities in Africa. It facilitates the collaboration between governments, industry, technology and financial institutions and large end consumers of hydrogen across regions with a focus on Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Commonwealth. The Partnership campaigns and lobbies for green African hydrogen and makes compelling political propositions for the benefit to Africa and other continents of developing green hydrogen economies. The AHP is confident that green and natural African Hydrogen will materially assist the World to decarbonise and assist in African Hydrogen becoming a major component in the energy mix. To help form the strongest possible international alliance for utilising Africa's hydrogen potential and creating green wealth, organisations from anywhere in the world are welcome to join the AHP and become a member.


For more information about the AHP or membership, please visit www.afr-h2-p.com or contact info@afr-h2-p.com.


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