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IPPToday #21: Green light for the £2 billion Neart na Gaoithe offshore windfarm

IPPToday #21: Green light for the £2 billion Neart na Gaoithe offshore windfarm

🕔Jul 21, 2017

Mainstream Renewable Power has welcomed decision by the Court of Session to clear the way to proceed with the 450MW Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm in Scotland (UK). This decision has involved a a long-running judicial review brought by the RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) of a planning decision by Scottish Ministers.

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EDF acquires 600 MW of Scottish wind projects

EDF acquires 600 MW of Scottish wind projects

🕔Jul 21, 2017

EDF Energy Renewables has bought 11 wind farm sites from Partnerships for Renewables, a development and asset management company. The sites in Scotland have a potential capacity of 600 MW.

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iCON Infrastructure closes new €1.2 billion fund

iCON Infrastructure closes new €1.2 billion fund

🕔Jul 14, 2017

iCON Infrastructure has announced the first and final closing of a new €1.2 billion (US$1.37 billion) fund, iCON Infrastructure Partners IV.

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Greencoat seals £47 MM wind farm deal

Greencoat seals £47 MM wind farm deal

🕔Jul 13, 2017

Greencoat UK Wind (UKW), managed by Greencoat Capital, has announced that it has acquired Bishopthorpe Wind Farm from BayWa r.e. for a total consideration of £47 million (US$60 million).

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Scotland's Nova Innovation wins major EU tidal energy project

Scotland's Nova Innovation wins major EU tidal energy project

🕔Jul 12, 2017

Scotland-based tidal energy developer Nova Innovation has won a major new European tidal energy project, heading a consortium of nine leading industrial, academic and research organisations from across Europe.

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Scottish Equity Partners acquires UK wind farm from SSE

Scottish Equity Partners acquires UK wind farm from SSE

🕔Jul 7, 2017

Scottish Equity Partners (SEP) has completed a further clean energy infrastructure investment, funding the acquisition of the 9.2MW onshore wind farm at the Port of Tilbury, from SSE plc.

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IPPToday #10: Vortex to refinance its 365 MW UK solar portfolio

IPPToday #10: Vortex to refinance its 365 MW UK solar portfolio

🕔Jul 5, 2017

Vortex, the European renewables platform has announced the the £337 million (US$435 million) refinancing of a 365 MW portfolio comprising 24 operational PV solar farms in the UK. 

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Thrive Renewables funds 11.5 MW of Scottish wind

Thrive Renewables funds 11.5 MW of Scottish wind

🕔Jun 26, 2017

Thrive Renewables has provided funds for the development of 11.5 MW of wind projects in Scotland (UK). 

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WIRSOL sells solar portfolio in the United Kingdom to Rockfire

WIRSOL sells solar portfolio in the United Kingdom to Rockfire

🕔Jun 2, 2017

WIRSOL has sold part of its portfolio of solar parks in the United Kingdom to the investment company Rockfire Capital.

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EU approves the sale of GIB Offshore Wind Portfolio to Macquarie

EU approves the sale of GIB Offshore Wind Portfolio to Macquarie

🕔Jun 1, 2017

The European Commission has given green light to the sale of the UK Green Investment Bank’s (GIB) offshore wind farm portfolio to Macquarie Group and Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS).

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Terra Firma exits Infinis

Terra Firma exits Infinis

🕔May 24, 2017

Terra Firma has announced the completion of the sale of the Infinis Group’s onshore wind assets to institutional investors advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management.

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Vortex platform completes acquisition of TerraForm’s 365 MW UK solar portfolio

Vortex platform completes acquisition of TerraForm’s 365 MW UK solar portfolio

🕔May 23, 2017

EFG Hermes has announced that Vortex, the European renewable energy platform managed by its private equity division, reached financial close today on its 100% acquisition of a 365 MW portfolio of 24 operational solar assets in the UK from TerraForm Power.

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Enel buys 25 MW UK battery project from Element Power

Enel buys 25 MW UK battery project from Element Power

🕔May 19, 2017

Enel has purchased the Tynemouth stand-alone battery energy storage system (BESS) project located in Newcastle, in UK, by acquiring 100% of the shares in Tynemouth Energy Storage Limited from the European based energy developer and operator Element Power.

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Dong Energy inaugurates Burbo Bank Extension

Dong Energy inaugurates Burbo Bank Extension

🕔May 18, 2017

DONG Energy has announced that Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm has been inaugurated in Liverpool (UK).

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Belltown Power closes £47 MM wind refinancing

Belltown Power closes £47 MM wind refinancing

🕔May 18, 2017

Belltown Power has announced that it has concluded the refinancing of Tirgwynt wind farm with senior debt provided by Barclays.

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Octopus closes a £300 million renewable energy fund

Octopus closes a £300 million renewable energy fund

🕔May 17, 2017

Octopus Investments Limited, the specialist alternatives manager has announced the successful close of the energy fund​ Renewable Energy Income Partnership at c.£300 million.

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Tenaga Nasional Berhad and EFG Hermes complete acquisition of 365 MW UK solar portfolio

Tenaga Nasional Berhad and EFG Hermes complete acquisition of 365 MW UK solar portfolio

🕔May 15, 2017

EFG Hermes and Malaysian and Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), have reached the closure on its 100% acquisition of a 365 MW portfolio of 24 operational solar assets in the United Kingdom from TerraForm Power.

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First State raises €700m for First State European Diversified Infrastructure Fund II

First State raises €700m for First State European Diversified Infrastructure Fund II

🕔May 9, 2017

First State Investments has announced its European Diversified Infrastructure Fund II completed its first fundraising series reaching its target of €700 million (US$767 million) from global institutional investors.

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Wave Energy Scotland awards £2.84 million to four marine energy projects

Wave Energy Scotland awards £2.84 million to four marine energy projects

🕔May 4, 2017

Four wave energy technology developers are to be awarded a total of £2.84 million (US$3.67 million) by Wave Energy Scotland (WES) after successfully competing to join stage two of an innovative technology development programme.

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NTR refinances wind park in the UK

NTR refinances wind park in the UK

🕔May 4, 2017

NTR has announced that it has successfully completed a £55 million (US$71.1 million) refinancing of existing debt facilities of the Twin Rivers windfarm, a 29 MW windfarm located in Yorkshire, England, with MUFG’s core banking unit.

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