Paris – March 22nd, 2016 – Investor John Laing has recently signed two agreements with Greensolver for technical management of French & British wind farms.
Greensolver, the independent wind and solar farm asset manager, has been selected by John Laing, the international originator, active investor and manager of infrastructure projects, to perform technical management (TM) of two wind assets in France & United Kingdom, for a period of 5 and 3 years respectively. Greensolver was awarded both contracts independently, after a thorough and very competitive process.
After 12 months in construction under the scope of PLY Energy – who has recently merged with Greensolver, the New Albion Wind farm has been completed and is in full operation since January 2016. The project totaling 14.35MW using Senvion MM82 turbines was acquired by John Laing in 2014 from wind developer Infinergy.
In France, the Passily / Tonnerois wind farm which is to be operational by Q3 2016 has been acquired by John Laing early December 2015 and will see Greensolver handle its technical management. The project, located north-west of Dijon is made up of 10 Gamesa G97 turbines, for a total expected production of 20MW.
Both contracts will benefit from Greensolver’s unique asset optimization strategy and methodology, including in depth performance analysis, component optimization strategy, life time extension checklists as well as a dedicated access to unique available benchmarking tool on the wind market: Greensolver index.
“We are extremely happy to develop further our relationship with John Laing in France, after the successful collaboration that had started with PLY in the UK. We know that entering into a new country is always delicate, and we are very pleased to have been chosen by John Laing to be their partner of choice.” comments Guy Auger, CEO, Greensolver.
Ross McArthur, Renewables Managing Director, John Laing adds “Working with a qualified, and reliable player was key to our choice of provider for our TM contracts. We also have confidence in Greensolver’s capabilities across different jurisdictions which is a further advantage for us, and the recent ISO 55001 certification Greensolver achieved was a further important specific factor in their favour.”
Greensolver will benefit from an extended portfolio of managed assets of 708MW and is looking to secure its range of assets by 1GW by the end of 2017.