BayWa r.e opens Milton Keynes office and continues investment in UK operation services
As a part of a major programme of ongoing investment in the UK renewable energy operation services market, BayWa r.e. has opened new offices in Milton Keynes.
This follows the successful acquisition of Green Hedge Operational Services in December 2016, and complements ambitious ongoing investment in recruitment, internal systems and software. BayWa r.e. currently services over 700 MW of large-scale solar and wind farms in the UK, and is expecting significant business growth. BayWa r.e. also continues to consider further acquisitions to grow its capabilities and market reach further.
Matthias Taft, Board Member of BayWa AG, responsible for the energy business, explains: “Over past years there has been significant renewable energy development in the UK, which has grown the market of operating assets to a considerable size. A significant proportion of plants are now seeing their initial post-build service contracts come to an end, and portfolios are being retendered. With BayWa r.e.’s industry-leading resources and the local team’s strong capabilities and track record, we believe our Service Division to be uniquely placed to meet the evolving needs of this growing market."
BayWa r.e. Operation Services Limited’s new Milton Keynes office acts as the main hub for the company’s solar PV services team, and is the seat of its management team led by Managing Director Tess Sundelin and Operations Director Oliver Niedhöfer. The company’s wind operations management and commercial asset management functions will continue to be based in BayWa r.e.’s Edinburgh office.
BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH (BayWa r.e.):
As a wholly-owned subsidiary of BayWa AG, BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH combines the activities of the solar energy, wind energy, bioenergy and geothermal energy business sectors. Based in Munich, BayWa r.e. is a globally active company. As a full service partner with some 1,000 employees and more than 25 years of market experience, BayWa r.e. develops, implements, consults and supports projects in the renewable energies sector. The company also provides the operational management and maintenance of plants. Other business activities include the trade with photovoltaic components and the purchase and marketing of energy from renewable sources.
The parent company BayWa AG is an international trading company and service provider whose core segments include agriculture, energy and construction.