ENERCON GmbH, Aurich / Kallista Energy, Paris (F) / APG Group NV, Heerlen (NL): Kallista Energy, the independent French renewable energy producer owned by funds advised by Ardian on behalf of APG and AXA, signed a SPA for the acquisition of its first wind energy project in the Netherlands. The 32 MW ready-to-build wind energy project is in Oostflakkee, Provinz Zuid-Holland, around 30 km South-West of Rotterdam. With this project, Kallista Energy takes a first step towards the internationalisation of its activities in Europe, after having built a strong track-record in France. The project consists of 8 Enercon E-126 EP3 wind turbines of 4 MW each and a 50 KV substation. The production is expected to be around 100 GWh per year and the commissioning is planned for Q1 2021. The project promises enough renewable energy for over 35,000 households, resulting in carbon savings of 1.2m t/CO2e over the project lifetime.
Hans-Dieter Kettwig, Managing Director of ENERCON GmbH said:“Onshore wind energy is experiencing difficult times today, especially in our home market Germany. Nevertheless, projects like Oostflakkeereassure us that we are on the right track and that renewables are the future regarding power generation in Europe. International investors trust onshore wind energy and our technology. Together we will continue to drive forward the energy transition worldwide.”
Mathias Burghardt, member of Ardian’s Executive Committee and Head of Infrastructure at Ardian said:“As long-term investors, it is our duty to contribute to the green energy transition, to reduce emissions and to limit climate change in line with COP 21 objectives. Since 2009, we have led the growth of renewable energy production of Kallista Energy through successive acquisitions, repowering and construction of new wind farms.”
Jan-Willem Ruisbroek, Head of Global Infrastructure Investment Strategy at APG and Chairman of Kallista Energy said: “APG is highly committed to pursuing investments that meet the joint ambition of delivering strong, long-term investment returns for our pension fund clients whilst also contributing to the wellbeing of the society we serve. This investment represents a great example of this dual purpose – solid long-term returns and providing clean, green energy for over 35,000 Dutch households.”
Bram van Noort, Country manager Dutch Branch at ENERCON said: “ENERCON welcomes Kallista to the Dutch market after previously concluding successful business together in various projects in France.” … read more – new-energy-jobs.de – lmv-jobboerse.de – Manfred Lorenzen, Soest
Quelle: Kallista Energy / ENERCON GmbH / APG Group NV / AXA France IARD S. A. / Ardian Fr