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By Mr. Giordano Toninelli – Area Sales Manager – Faccin SPA Introduction Wind energy business has an historical background in Europe due to the high number of wind farms installed in the Old Continent, but in recent times the focus of offshore wind investments is starting to shift from Europe to Asia. Wind energy business […]
Sumitomo Corporation, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) and Development Bank of Japan have established their first fund dedicated to overseas offshore wind projects. Established through the fund management company Spring Infrastructure Capital, the fund will acquire the assets Sumitomo Corporation holds in the Race Bank and Galloper offshore wind farms in the UK as seed assets. […]
Offshore wind attracted USD 25.7 billion of clean energy investment in 2018, a 14% increase compared to 2017, with China being the main contributor to the rise, according to a report by BloombergNEF (BNEF). The increase in 2018 numbers is largely attributed to 13 Chinese offshore wind projects beginning construction for a total of circa USD […]
Vattenfall has made the final investment decision for the Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm in Danish Baltic Sea waters, which is planned to be in full operation before the end of 2021.
TenneT invested EUR 904 million in Dutch and German high-voltage grids in the first half of 2018, which represents an increase compared to EUR 750 million in the first half of 2017, according to the company’s latest financial report.
Portugal’s ASM Industries has signed a EUR 4.5 million investment agreement with an undisclosed institutional investor for ASM Offshore – the company’s offshore wind foundations and towers manufacturing unit.
UK-based renewable energy investment company, Low Carbon, and energy company Vitol have established the VLC Renewables fund to invest in European renewables projects, with an initial EUR 200 million available for offshore and onshore wind.
Green Investment Group Limited (GIG), the specialist green energy principal investment business of Macquarie Group Limited, has acquired a 25% interest in Westermost Rough offshore wind farm from Marubeni Corporation (Marubeni).
The Renewables Infrastructure Group (TRIG), which entered the offshore wind market with the recently acquired 14.7% indirect equity interest in Sheringham Shoal, sees further investment opportunities in the sector, according to its annual results for 2017.
DNV GL has advised Partners Group on technical risks in its investment in the 730MW Borssele III & IV offshore wind farms in the Netherlands.
Six projects worth EUR 7.5 billion reached Final Investment Decision (FID) last year – a 60% decrease from 2016 and the first decrease in investments since 2012 – according to WindEurope, which states that the transition to auctions has resulted in a lull in FIDs and that the auctions of the last two years are expected to lead to new project FIDs in 2018.
Glennmont Partners has expanded its investment capacity in the clean energy infrastructure space and with the addition of a third investment fund.
German wind power developer wpd AG has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with CR Classification Society, two Taiwan’s research and development bodies, and representatives from engineering think tanks, and will assist Taiwan in reaching its aim of increasing domestic financial operators’ willingness to invest in offshore wind farms.
Foresight Group, an independent infrastructure and private equity asset manager, has launched the FP Foresight UK Infrastructure Income Fund, which will invest in UK-listed renewable energy and infrastructure fund / investment company equities and bonds, targeting an annual income of 5% per annum with dividends paid quarterly.
Macquarie has provided over GBP 500 million of senior secured debt to fund the acquisition of a 50 per cent share in the Walney Extension project in the UK.
Danish consulting engineering company Niras has won a contract to set up a plan for decommissioning of two offshore wind projects in France with a combined capacity of nearly 1GW which are still avaiting final investment decision.
InnoEnergy is making its Investment Round for supporting and launching revolutionary clean energy innovations open year-round.
A consortium comprising Macquarie Group Limited, Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 5 (MEIF5) and Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) has successfully completed the acquisition of the Green Investment Bank from the UK government for GBP 2.3 billion.
Kite Power Systems (KPS), the company developing kite power technology in Scotland, has secured GBP 2million equity investment from the Scottish Investment Bank (SIB), the investment arm of Scottish Enterprise.
The Dutch Province of Friesland and the developers of the 320MW Friesland offshore wind farm (Windpark Fryslân) project have signed a cooperation agreement which will allow the province to invest EUR 127 million in the project.
Luxembourg-based New Energy Investment S.à r.l. (NEI) has launched an accelerated bookbuild offering to institutional investors of 10,509,527 existing shares in DONG Energy.
Iberdrola posted net profit of EUR 827.6 million in the first quarter of 2017, 4.7% down on the same period last year.
Macquarie appointed K2 Management to lead technical due diligence for the recently completed GBP 2.3 billion acquisition of the UK’s Green Investment Bank (GIB)by a consortium led by the Australian bank.
A Macquarie-led consortium has agreed to acquire the UK Green Investment Bank from the UK Government for GBP 2.3 billion.
The Council of the Dutch Province of Friesland has approved the proposed EUR 127 million investment in the 320MW Friesland offshore wind farm (Windpark Fryslân), according to local media.