BayWa r.e. reaches 2 GW of operated renewable projects in UK
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BayWa r.e. began its renewable energy service in the UK in late 2017. Since then, it has gone from strength- to-strength through a combination of organic growth and strategic acquisitions. BayWa r.e. services now has close to 100 employees spread across three key locations in Milton Keynes, Edinburgh and Stirling.
Oliver Niedhöfer, Managing Director of BayWa r.e. Operation Service Limited, says: “To have over 2 GW of UK-produced green energy under our management in such a short space of time is quite remarkable. We are one of the few renewable energy companies in the UK who are able to offer technical and commercial services for both solar and wind projects. The UK is one of our core markets and we are very pleased to be supporting its commitment to its green energy goals.”
Over the last few years, highlights for BayWa r.e. in the UK have included multiple acquisitions, including Becon Consultancy, and partnerships with global asset manager MEAG, and asset owner Octopus Investments. All this has spurred BayWa r.e.’s rapid growth through significant renewable energy service contracts.
Tobias Bittkau, BayWa r.e.’s Global Director of Services added: “Supporting the UK in achieving its renewable energy targets is a big driver for us. We have got some exciting plans in the pipeline for the UK, which forms an important element of our digital transformation strategy. With more than 7 GW of operated assets worldwide, we are contributing significantly to the global renewable energy transition, with the UK leading the way as one of our biggest markets.”
In recognition of its success, BayWa r.e. has been nominated for O&M Provider of the Year at the 2019 Solar and Storage Live awards. The shortlisting reflects BayWa r.e.’s work to clear a recently acquired solar farm, built on a former landfill site at Stormy Down in South Wales, which required significant health and safety measures beyond any previous project. The awards take place in Birmingham next week.