Aquila Capital today announces that it acquired two operational wind parks in Germany. The acquisitions increase Aquila Capital’s wind energy portfolio to an installed capacity of approximately 720 MW. The wind parks have an installed capacity of 34 MW and 46 MW respectively, making them comparatively large assets within the German wind market.
The wind turbines, which are located in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Brandenburg, were acquired by Aquila Capital from one of Germany’s largest project developers. The wind parks were connected to the grid at the end of 2014 and since then have been generating electricity benefiting from a guaranteed feed-in tariff for a period of 20 years. The wind parks will be managed by Aquila Capital’s dedicated asset management team.
Boris Beltermann, Head of Solar & Wind at Aquila Capital, said: “We are delighted to have acquired these attractive projects. Their significant size in combination with a stable feed-in tariff will contribute to, and further diversify, our investors’ portfolios.”
Michaela von Grafenstein, Investment Head Real Asset Group at Aquila Capital, added: “There is strong demand from professional investors for wind projects at attractive sites with good wind resources. The acquisition of these parks highlights Aquila Capital’s expertise in identifying and realising attractive investment opportunities in a highly competitive market such as Germany.”