Eneos to purchase Japan Renewable Energy in bargain worth US$ 1.8 bn.

Oct 13, 2021 12:02 PM ET
  • Japanese oil and also metals large Eneos has actually gotten Japan Renewable Energy Corporation (JRE) as it seeks to strengthen its lasting portfolio and target renewables growth.
Eneos to purchase Japan Renewable Energy in bargain worth US$ 1.8 bn.
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The transaction is anticipated to be completed in late 2022, when JRE will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eneos. The offer is worth US$ 1.8 billion, according to the Nikkei.

JRE is presently owned by Goldman Sachs and also an associate of Singaporean GIC Private Limited. Established by Goldman Sachs in 2012, it has actually since created a renewables portfolio across Japan in solar, onshore wind as well as biomass.

As of September this year, JRE owns greater than 877MW of eco-friendly properties-- 419MW in operation and also 457MW under construction, based upon gross capacity, according to a company media release.

" Under the brand-new possession of Eneos, JRE expects to further speed up business expansion by leveraging the knowledge and network Eneos has actually accumulated as a power company," the declaration read.

Eneos aims to have a portfolio of more than 1GW by the end of 2022. After the JRE transaction, it has roughly 1.2 GW of renewable power in operation or incomplete, meaning it had around 325MW prior to the deal.

Eneos has actually presented a number of objectives as part of its 'Long-Term Vision 2040' as well as has stated it will purchase growing future generation power supply and also environmentally conscious organizations as it looks for to attain carbon neutrality by 2040, with the purchase of JRE installation right into this purported approach.

" JRE is now a leading renewable energy firm in the country and also GIC delights in to have figured in that growth. Our team believe the business will certainly continue to expand under the brand-new ownership," said Ang Eng Seng, CIO of infrastructure at GIC.