Innogy has reported a 29% increase in adjusted EBITDA, to EUR 415 million, in its Renewables division in the first half of 2019, partly due to the Galloper offshore wind farm.
According to innogy, the positive contribution to earnings was in part due to a bonus for timely, on-budget completion of the Galloper offshore wind farm.
The rise in adjusted EBIT from EUR 167 million to EUR 239 million was mainly caused by higher market prices
and better weather conditions compared to last year, the company added.
In H1 2019, electricity production was up slightly, at 6.1 billion kWh, from which 78% came from offshore and onshore wind farms.
In total, innogy’s adjusted EBIT in H1 2019 amounted to EUR 1,306 million, thus down year on year, and adjusted net income fell to EUR 488 million.
The net debt was about EUR 19.8 billion, a rise of some EUR 2.9 billion compared to 31 December 2018.
“Business performance was robust for the first six months of the year. Our result declined year on year as expected; however, the figures should be looked at in detail: the Renewables division, for example, recorded a higher result, as expected. The main reasons for this were improved market prices and better weather conditions compared to the previous year,” said Bernhard Günther, innogy’s Chief Financial Officer.
Galloper comprises 56 Siemens Gamesa 6MW turbines located some 30km offshore Suffolk. The 353MW offshore wind project was officially inaugurated in September last year.