EDPR gets 70% stake in solar designer Kronos

Jul 29, 2022 12:35 PM ET
  • The EUR250m transaction enables the Spanish business to participate in Germany and also the Netherlands
EDPR gets 70% stake in solar designer Kronos
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EDP Renewables has gotten to an arrangement for the EUR250m acquisition of a 70% stake in solar programmer Kronos Solar Projects.

The transaction, which was first reported in the subscriber-only reNEWS e-newsletter in February allows EDPR to enter into Germany and also the Netherlands markets which benefit from enthusiastic renewables targets.

Kronos is presently completely possessed by its owners, that will certainly preserve a 30% stake in the business as well as continue associated with the daily monitoring of business.

The procurement cost is to be paid at closing of the bargain and a success cost is to be paid to the sellers over 2023-28, dependent on the solar capacity supplied by Kronos development team in this period.

The transaction undergoes regulatory and various other traditional precedent conditions and also consists of call/put options on the remaining 30% minority stake, exercisable from 2028 onwards, with strike cost connected to the standing of renewables projects under advancement by Kronos on that particular year.

Kronos has a lean advancement team with a long-term competence based on a track record of more than 1.4 GW with 80 efficiently commissioned projects as well as a portfolio of 9.4 GW (7.5 GWac) of solar projects in different stages of advancement in Germany (4.5 GW), France (2.7 GW), the Netherlands (1.2 GW) and also the UK (0.9 GW), EDPR claimed.

Out of the overall 9.4 GW of pipe of projects under development, 0.2 GW prepare to develop, it included.

EDP president Miguel Stilwell d'Andrade (imagined) claimed: "We are very delighted to have reached this arrangement with Kronos which will permit us to begin our path in Germany as well as the Netherlands, 2 markets with high capacity for renewable energies, and to enhance our placement in France as well as the UK.

" We have terrific expectations in what concerns Germany in particular, as it is an essential market in Europe with reinforced renewable growth targets.

" With this achievement EDP further deepens its role in the solar segment and also our commitment to the velocity of the power shift."

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