The new statement concerns the visit of three people-two on Kenetech's payroll and the third hired by Kenetech-to an Enercon E40 turbine at Hooksiel in 1994, says Enercon's Stefan Knottnerus-Meyer. He says the alleged role of the NSA is not a part of the police investigation and the statement only refers to a possible connection with the secret service agency. Enercon alleges the three people were on an industrial spying mission to the turbine. Kenetech is now bankrupt.
Knottnerus-Meyer says that on past experience it will be nine to ten months before the public prosecutor refers back to Enercon. Enercon chief Aloys Wobben and his assistant Martina Kuhlmann have spent three or four half or full-day sessions at hearings connected with the case, says Knottnerus-Meyer.