German renewable energy company BayWa r.e. lands in Edinburgh
The Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh, The Rt. Hon. Donald Wilson, officially opened the new Edinburgh office of BayWa r.e. on Thursday, 6 November, 2014.
The newly formed BayWa r.e. Edinburgh team focuses on wind project development and construction as well as operations management of solar and wind projects. Eight jobs have been created to date, with additional roles expected in the coming year as the portfolio of investment opportunities continues to expand.
Commenting on the opening, CEO of BayWa r.e. Matthias Taft said, "The opening of the Edinburgh office is a significant milestone in our UK growth story, which to date has included wind and solar project acquisition, development and construction as well as photovoltaic (PV) component supply and distribution.” Katy Hogg, Managing Director of BayWa r.e. UK added, “We look forward to advancing BayWa r.e.’s activities in the UK with our experienced team. Our financial strength, technical experience, long-term focus and flexible approach means that BayWa r.e. is the partner of choice for developers and investors in renewable energy. We anticipate engaging closely with the Edinburgh business community, and indeed the vibrant Scottish renewable energy sector, as we continue to grow and invest in the UK market."
To date, the BayWa r.e. group has installed onshore wind and solar projects in the UK with a total capacity of over 140MW and has a pipeline of over 300MW under development, whilst its PV supplier business continues to win awards for outstanding customer service and sales successes.
About BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH:
BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of BayWa AG, is responsible for BayWa group’s renewable energy business. BayWa r.e. was founded in 2009 and is based in Munich. It acts as a holding company for various business interests in the areas of solar, wind energy, bio-energy and geothermal energy.
BayWa r.e.’s business activities range from project development and realisation to PV trade and consulting services. The company covers the entire spectrum of a professional technical plant support service, including maintenance. It can also undertake the commercial operations management of plants. The range of services also includes trading of renewable energy power, trading in biomethane as well as the sale of eco power and eco gas to private and commercial customers. The company has an international focus with its core markets in Europe and the USA.
BayWa AG (Munich) is a listed trading company operating on an international platform. Its main business sectors are agriculture, energy and building materials.