In 2016, John Laing acquired a 100% interest in Sommette Wind Farm in Picardy, northern France from WKN AG, the site developer and EPC contractor, representing an investment of £11.7 million.

Total installed capacity is 21.6 MW from nine Nordex N117/2400 turbines. John Laing actively managed the project through the final stages of construction, which completed in early 2018, and into steady operations, building up a robust operational track record prior to divestment.

John Laing realised its investment in Sommette during the first half of 2020 as part of a wider transaction to divest its French wind portfolio to Greencoat Renewables Plc.