Frankfurt am Main, 24.07.2019
The consulting firm Capcora, specialized on real assets, advised Vienna-based oekostrom AG on the acquisition of the onshore wind project Wansleben with 7.2 MW. Seller of the windfarm is the OSTWIND Group from Regensburg, which already sold a Czech wind farm to oekostrom AG in 2017.
The Wansleben windfarm which is located in Saxony-Anhalt consists of two Vestas V136 wind turbines with a nominal output of 3.6 MW each and a total capacity of 7.2 MW. The windfarm is a repowering project. Three Südwind S70 turbines from 2002 have been replaced by two powerful new ones. Only one of the new wind turbines can generate 6 times the yield of the old systems.
Shortly after receiving the BImSchG approval in December 2017, the wind park was able to secure a feed-in tariff in accordance with the current EEG 2017 at the beginning of 2018. Construction of the repowering project began in May 2018 and commissioning took place in December of the same year. The wind farm is expected to produce about 25 million kWh of electricity per year and can thus supply more than 8,000 households with climate-friendly electricity.
"We are pleased about the acquisition of another wind project in Germany. Moreover, we are proud to further expand our partnership with OSTWIND and our advisor Capcora", says Lukas Stühlinger, Member of the Executive Board of oekostrom AG responsible for production agendas.
Capcora focus as a buy-side advisor was on the transaction management, financial modeling and commercial due diligence.
About oekostrom AG:
oekostrom AG is an Austrian investment company owned by more than 2,000 shareholders. The company was founded in 1999 with the aim of developing a sustainable energy economy, supplying customers throughout Austria with sustainable energy and promoting the expansion of renewable energy sources in Austria. All products and services of oekostrom AG are active contributions to climate and environmental protection. www.oekostrom.at
OSTWIND builds wind turbines and wind farms onshore in Germany and Europe. Our experience from 25 years of development, construction, repowering and operation and the realization of 572 wind turbines with a total output of around 1010 megawatts is the foundation of our recognized expertise. It makes us a reliable partner for municipalities, community wind parks, energy cooperatives, municipal utilities, regional energy supply companies (RUs) and investors in the field of renewable energy and wind energy. www.ostwind.de
Capcora is a consulting firm, specialized on real assets. Capcora procures equity, mezzanine and debt financing for energy and infrastructure projects, real estate, and medium-sized companies. The focus is especially on mezzanine financing for the recapitalization of tied-up liquidity in operating assets as well as for bridge financing of developments and construction measures in the area of renewable energies (photovoltaics, onshore wind) and real estate through alternative financing sources.
In addition, Capcora acts as transaction manager for M&A processes (buy and sell side advisory).