Die britische staatliche Grüne Investitionsbank hat sich bereit erklärt, eine 20-prozentige Beteiligung von Scira Offshore Energy Limited von den norwegischen Energieunternehmen Statoil und Statkraft für £ 240.000.000 (379 Millionen Euro) zu kaufen, sagte Statoil der englischen Press.
(WK-intern) – Scira besitzt den 317-Megawatt-Sheringham Shoal Offshore-Windpark, der seit zwei Jahren in Betrieb ist im Greater Wash-Bereich, 17 bis 23 Kilometer vor der Küste von Norfolk.
Statoil und Statkraft halten weiterhin jeweils 40 Prozent des Unternehmens.
UK Green Investment Bank invests £240m in UK offshore wind sector
- GIB buys 20% stake in Sheringham Shoal operating offshore wind farm.
- GIB’s intention is, in time, to transfer the investment to its proposed new Operating Offshore Wind Fund which has the aim of attracting new investors and capital to the UK offshore wind sector.
The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) has today announced a £240m investment in the UK’s offshore wind sector. The investment is part of a wider strategy, led by GIB, to strengthen the UK offshore wind sector by allowing developers to recycle capital into new projects and by attracting new investors into the sector.
GIB is purchasing a 20 per cent stake from Statkraft and Statoil in Scira Offshore Energy Limited (Scira), the owner of Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm, for an agreed valuation of £240m.
The 317 MW offshore wind farm has been operating for two years in the Greater Wash area, between 17 and 23 kilometres off the coast of Norfolk.
Sheringham Shoal generates over 1.1 TWh of net renewable electricity annually, equivalent to the electricity consumption of around 220,000 homes, roughly equating to the domestic demand of the county of Norfolk.
GIB intends, in time, to transfer its stake in the Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm to the proposed GIB Operating Offshore Wind Fund as a seed asset.
Statkraft and Statoil have further plans for developing offshore wind projects in the UK, including the 402 MW Dudgeon offshore wind project off the Norfolk coast, which is under construction and expected to be in production in 2017.
PM: UK Green Investment Bank (GIB)