BayWa r.e., Elicio and Ideol join forces
22 July 2020
BayWa r.e., a leading global renewable energy business with a strong presence in Scotland that includes more than 75 employees and 890 MW of onshore wind projects under management, has signed an exclusive agreement to join the existing consortium of Ideol and Elicio to prepare a joint bid for the ScotWind tender recently launched by Crown Estate Scotland.
With this new partnership, BayWa r.e. brings significant project development and asset management skills and presence in Scotland to strengthen the existing consortium established between Ideol, a global leader in floating wind, and Elicio, a leading offshore wind farm developer and operator in the Belgian North Sea.
A UNIQUE SET OF COMPLEMENTARY EXPERTISE AND EXPERIENCE
Paul de la Guérivière, CEO of Ideol, stated that “With this consortium, we bring together a unique array of corporate and individual capability; we believe that our respective track-records and experience of project delivery in offshore wind, wind project development in Scotland and locally constructible floating wind expertise render our joint efforts particularly credible and we are confident we can demonstrate clear and significant positive local economic impacts.”
Ideol brings a fully integrated team of more than 50 experts to the table and benefits from the unique return on experience of two full-scale floating wind turbines operating in France and Japan since 2018, as well as a 30 MW pre-commercial project in the final consenting phase (EolMed / France). Several commercial-scale projects centered around
Ideol’s highly competitive and locally built Damping Pool® technology are currently under development across the globe.
Alain Janssens, CEO of Elicio, added that “The combined and very complementary know-how of our three major companies will undoubtedly contribute to a competitive and risk-managed delivery of projects with a uniquely high local footprint.”
Elicio, with its dynamic and experienced team, has been active in the development of offshore wind projects for more than a decade and owns significant shareholdings in the Belgian offshore wind projects Norther (370MW), Rentel (309 MW) and SeaMade (487,2MW). The company brings experience in offshore wind development, construction and asset management, and is also an operator of more than 32 onshore wind farms in Europe.
Matthias Taft, CEO of BayWa r.e., noted that “We are delighted to join forces with Elicio and Ideol, and to jointly drive forward innovation in the Scottish offshore wind sector. Our commitment to growing in the Scottish onshore wind market is clear after our first decade of project realisation. We now look forward to moving into Scottish offshore waters in the next decade and creating further jobs and value for the local supply chain.”
BayWa r.e. is a global renewable energy developer, distributor and energy solutions provider that is part of the dynamic BayWa Group, which generated a turnover of €17.1 billion and an operating profit of €188.4 million in 2019. BayWa r.e. has installed more than 3 GW of wind and solar projects worldwide, is the operator of a further 8.3 GW and its development portfolio includes +12 GW globally. It has been operating in the UK renewable energy sector since 2010, and now employs 138 professionals across the UK, 77 of whom are based in Scotland.