German firm buys up Scottish renewable energy service company

International renewable service company BayWa r.e. has today announced the purchase of Scottish renewable energy service provider Becon Consultancy.

Source: Financial Times

 

The Munich-headquarters BayWa r.e. currently has 4.5 GW of assets under operations management and is active in Europe, the US, Australia, Africa and Central America.

Becon Consultancy, a renewable energy service provider based in Stirling since 2009 and who have executed contracts with the likes of SSE, today described the deal as “a perfect fit”.

Stuart Beattie, managing director of Becon Consultancy, said: “We’re very pleased to join the BayWa r.e group, which is a perfect fit for us. We have the same customer service driven focus, commitment to developing new technical solutions and an uncompromising approach to Health and Safety.

With our expertise and services now combined, I believe our capabilities and service offering to the UK market are now unmatched.”

BayWa r.e. has built up strong growth in the UK market and has a portfolio of over 1 GW of utility-scale wind and solar projects.

The company also oversees operation and maintenance of the biggest solar farm in Northern Ireland and most recently a two-year contract for the management of solar plants on behalf of METKA EGN.

Oliver Niedhöfer, managing director of BayWa r.e. Operation Service Limited, said: “The acquisition of Becon Consultancy is a natural progression for us and further strengthens our scope of services in the UK by adding specialist civil groundworks, high voltage electrical services and landscaping expertise. I’m delighted to welcome the team on-board.”

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Energy Voice

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