The project developer PNE has further strengthened its competence in services related to the project planning and operation of wind turbines.
MEB Safety Services, a company of the PNE Group, has now taken over the personnel and the material stocks of Argus, established 2007 in the Saxon town of Bautzen, in a so-called asset deal. Thus, PNE has secured additional expertise, particularly in the area of wind turbine obstruction marking and on-demand night-time marking as required by aviation law.
Due to new legal regulations, on-demand night-time marking will become mandatory from July 1, 2020 for both existing and newly erected wind turbines. This affects up to 20,000 wind turbines.
In the past, Argus has installed obstruction marking systems with a proprietary control unit, but has also provided installation services, including commissioning, for manufacturers of on-demand night-time marking systems and manufacturers of wind power turbines.
MEB has secured the resulting know-how with the takeover. Employees taken over can now be deployed for various existing orders. In addition, MEB now has a certificate for the installation of obstruction lighting systems on wind turbines in the Czech Republic. After transcription of the certificate, MEB will be the only approved supplier of obstruction markers on wind turbines in the Czech Republic.
Markus Lesser, CEO of PNE: “This takeover represents a further step in the expansion of the range of services offered by the PNE Group for special systems in the field of wind energy. As part of our Scale Up strategy, we will be able to offer additional services in other areas of project development and operations in the future.”
Source: Company Press Release.