Engie has acquired Renvico from Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA), and the 329 MW wind portfolio that Renvico owns and operates
Engie has announced that it has acquired Renvico from Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA), via Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 4, and from KKR with its co-investors. The onshore wind installed capacity of the Renvico comprises 329 MW of operating wind farms of which 142 MW in Italy and 187 MW in France. Renvico further develops a greenfield portfolio of 300 MW.
Gwenaëlle Avice-Huet, executive vice president in charge of Renewable Energy at Engie said that this acquisition will contribute to Engie’s growth ambitions, adding 9 GW worldwide by 2021, of which 3 GW in Europe. In France, this transaction will allow the company to strengthen its onshore wind leadership, with a 2.1 GW installed capacity at the end of 2018. In Italy, the firm will double its onshore wind installed capacity, to reach more than 300 MW.
“We already supply 100 percent green electricity for 2.9 million clients in France and 1 million clients in Italy. This new portfolio brings also an additional 300 MW capacity to be developed. It’s a cornerstone of our ambition to accelerate the zero carbon transition of our clients,” he said.
In France, the firm is the leading producer of wind (2100 MW) and solar power (1200 MWp), and the leading alternative producer of hydropower energy (3900 MW). The firm’s renewable activities employ 2,500 staff. In Italy, it is the first operator for energy efficiency services. It currently employs 3,600 staff, managing the energy of 1 million customers, over 300 municipalities, 10,000 buildings and 3,500 schools. Engie provides also electricity and gas.
The completion of the transaction is subject to Antitrust and Foreign Investment clearances.
Recently, GE Renewable Energy had announced that it has been selected by Engie North America to supply 180 onshore wind turbines for two wind projects. The agreements include 88 2.8-127 turbines for the King Plains wind project in Oklahoma and 92 2.7-116 turbines for the first phase of the Triple H Wind project in South Dakota.