MET Group acquires 42 MW wind park in Bulgaria following agreement with Enel Green Power
Swiss-based European energy company MET Group has acquired a 100% stake in a 42-megawatt wind park in Bulgaria, after signing a share purchase agreement with Italian Enel Green Power. The transaction is part of MET’s growth strategy to develop a significant renewable portfolio in the CEE region.
On 12 October, MET Group signed a share purchase agreement with Enel Green Power S.p.A., the renewable arm of Enel Group, to acquire its 42 MW wind park located close to Kavarna, in North-eastern Bulgaria. The closing of the transaction is expected to take place before the end of December 2020.
The wind park, the 5th largest in Bulgaria, consists of two sites in the municipality of Shabla and Kamen Bryag, with 14 units of Vestas-V90 wind turbines – 3 MW capacity each. The wind farm, operating since 2010, supplies power equivalent to the consumption of around 30,000 households.
Benjamin Lakatos, CEO of MET Group commented on the transaction: “This acquisition is a clear sign of the implementation of MET Group’s integrated strategy to develop a strong renewable portfolio in the CEE region. Our goal is to build a geographically diversified portfolio of power generation and infrastructure assets, with a substantial renewable asset portfolio. As for the diversification of energy sources, I am convinced that our focus on renewables is the right approach, and together with our core competence around natural gas as a transition fuel we can support energy developments towards carbon neutrality.”