CARPIGUET, France and NYON, Switzerland, November 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Following BKW's press release of 7th of November, 2016 confirming the signing of the final agreements, Samfi Invest Group is pleased to announce that financial close has been achieved for the acquisition of 4 wind farms totalling 49MW located in France with an option to acquire an additional 16 MW farm.
With 22 turbines, the initial 49 MW will produce around 120 GWh of electricity per year, equal to the annual consumption of more than 18,000 households.
Alain Samson, founder and President of Samfi Invest Group, commented: "We are happy to have been advised by Green Energy Trade, which presented us to BKW, to successfully close this transaction and look forward to completing the construction for BKW. This transaction permits us to consolidate our position as a leader in wind and solar development in Europe."
Steve Bourbonnais, the founder & CEO of Green Energy Trade, commented that, "We are delighted to have worked with Samfi Invest Group on structuring the sale of this significant wind portfolio for BKW, which demonstrates the vast opportunities in this growing market despite the challenges of cross-border transactions."
About Samfi Invest Group
Samfi Invest Group is an independent French wind developer established in 2005, which has a team of 18 experienced professionals focusing on Western, Midi Pyrenees and South East France. The Company has developed several wind projects that enabled it to own and operate an installed base of 78 MW by 2011, and more than six hundred MW's in development.
About Green Energy Trade SA
Green Energy Trade SA (GET) is a Swiss professional renewable energy investor, structured to develop and execute bankable utility scale projects with a 1 GW global target. GET sources, develops, advises and constructs solar & wind projects with a focus on repowering and storage.
About BKW Energie AG
The BKW Group is an international energy and infrastructure business based in Bern and employs almost 5,000 people. The diversity of the Group's expertise allows it to offer its customers a full range of tailored services. BKW designs, builds and operates infrastructure to produce and supply energy for businesses, households and the public sector. The BKW Group offers a wide range of services, from building technologies, infrastructure engineering and digital business models for renewable energies to traditional multi-utility infrastructure services. The company is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ISIN code: CH0130293662) and the BX Berne eXchange.
Contact: Steve Bourbonnais, firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: +41-787683673
SOURCE Samfi Invest Group and Green Energy Trade SA