Otary, a Belgian offshore wind development platform, has announced that the 487 MW SeaMade offshore wind project has reached financial close.
Energy Finance & Investment News in Europe
IPPToday #323: EDPR, Mitsubishi and Engie secure over US$3 billion financing for UK offshore wind project
EDP Renováveis S.A. (EDPR), through its subsidiary EDPR UK Limited, Diamond Generating Europe Limited (DGE) and ENGIE have announced that Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Limited (MOWEL) has successfully secured financing for the construction of an 950 MW offshore wind farm.
Several companies have announced their success in the Energy Regulatory Office (URE) of Poland's latest renewables auction. Supply contracts were awarded to 31 wind and solar projects proposed by 23 companies, representing more than 41.997 TWh of electricity and worth approximately PLN8.24 billion (US$2.18 billion).
NORD/LB Norddeutsche Landesbank has announced that it has successfully arranged project financing for the 475 MW Nysäter wind farm project in Sweden of around EUR375 million (~US$430 million).
Atlantis has announced that it has signed a Heads of Terms to sell a 25% shareholding in Uskmouth Power Station to Equitix for a cash consideration of GBP32.9 million (US$42.2 million).
Transmission Capital Partners (TCP), a consortium comprising International Public Partnerships Limited (INPP), Amber Infrastructure Group and Transmission Investment, has successfully reached financial close for the long-term ownership and operation of the transmission link to the 402 MW Dudgeon offshore wind farm in the North Sea.
IPPToday #314: SIMEC Atlantis advances plans for world’s first power station conversion from coal to 100% waste derived fuel
SIMEC Atlantis Energy Limited has announced that it is advancing its ﬂagship Uskmouth Power Station conversion project in Wales. The power station will be converted from coal power to generate electricity from 100% waste-derived energy pellets, a world first.
SIMEC Atlantis Energy has announced the formation of a joint venture company, Normandie Hydrolienne, for the purpose of developing a large-scale tidal energy project in the Alderney Race, also known as Raz Blanchard, an eight-mile (13km) strait that runs between Alderney, an island in the English Channel, and La Hague, France.
Swansea Council has announced that it is seeking a partner for the delivery of the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon development. It is inviting both corporates and consortia to submit expressions of interest (EOIs) for Lagoon 2.0 - a re-formatted version of a 320 MW project proposed by Tidal Lagoon Power. In development for several years, the project was terminated earlier this year after the UK government refused to grant it any subsidies.
Ireland’s electricity regulator, the Commission for the Regulation of Utilities (CRU), has determined that the Greenlink Electricity Interconnector, a 205km 500 MW transmission project linking the electricity grids of Ireland and Great Britain, is in the public interest and thus can be incorporated into the Irish transmission system.
Iberdrola, through its subsidiary ScottishPower, has agreed to sell its traditional generation assets in the United Kingdom to Drax Smart Generation, a subsidiary of the Drax Group for GBP702 million (US$922.5 million). Thus, the company becomes the first 100% renewable integrated energy business in the UK.
The UK government's Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem) has launched the sixth round of the offshore transmission owner regime, which uses competitive tendering to license offshore electricity transmission. The tender covers links to three offshore wind farms with an estimated total value of GBP2 billion (US$2.62 billion).
Northwester 2, the project company for a 219 MW offshore wind farm to be located in the Belgian North Sea, has announced that the project has reached financial close. Northwester 2 is owned by Parkwind (70%) and Sumitomo Corporation (30%).
IPPToday #296: German government announces new tenders for over 8 GW solar and wind capacity by 2020
The government of Germany has passed a resolution to tender over 8 GW solar and wind capacity in the next two years.
SSE has announced that it is exercising its pre-emption right to acquire Fluor's 50% share in Seagreen Wind Energy Limited, established to develop offshore wind projects in the Firth of Forth Zone in east-central Scotland.
Ørsted has announced that it has signed an agreement to sell 50% of the 1,218 MW Hornsea 1 offshore wind farm to Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP). Located off the coast of Yorkshire, north-east England, Hornsea 1 is currently in construction and will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm when commissioned in 2020.
Scottish energy company SSE has disclosed plans to expand the 25.2 MW Arklow Bank offshore wind farm, located off the coast of County Wicklow, eastern Ireland, to over 500 MW. SSE is proposing to invest between EUR1 and 2 billion (US$1.16 and 2.32 billion) in the project.
REDEN Solar has announced that it has successfully completed the refinancing of its Portuguese and Spanish assets, raising a total of EUR100.5 million (US$116.60 million) in the process.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has announced that it is providing a financing package of up to US$102 million to the renewable energy arm of the Turkish conglomerate Akfen Holding. The funds will be invested in building four new wind farms and nine solar PV plants with a combined capacity of 327 MW.
Google has announced that it has signed agreements to purchase renewable energy from three new wind farms in Finland totaling 190 MW. The wind farms are being developed by CPC, Neoen, and WPD.