Eneco acquires De Wolff's wind energy activities
De Wolff Verenigde Bedrijven and Eneco Group have reached agreement on the sale of De Wolff's wind energy activities to Eneco. Under this agreement, Eneco acquires seventeen operational wind farms and a number of wind projects under development. This means that Eneco will also increase the total number of new wind energy projects in the pipeline and can thus continue to meet the growing customer demand for sustainable energy.
The majority of De Wolff's wind farms and projects under development are located in the province of Friesland and in the Rotterdam area. De Wolff employees involved in these activities will be employed by Eneco. Following the recent acquisitions of the wind activities of Prodeon and Delta, this agreement means a further expansion of Eneco's existing Dutch wind energy portfolio by 53 wind turbines. Eneco Group now has a total of 363 onshore and 103 offshore turbines with which it generates green power for its customers.
Hugo Buis, Generation & Storage director at Eneco: 'This agreement expands our portfolio of existing and future wind energy projects as well as our local presence in the northern part of the Netherlands. We attach importance to the confidence that De Wolff places in the manner in which Eneco develops sustainable projects, an essential aspect of which is entering into long-term relationships with the local stakeholders of a wind farm. We are also pleased to welcome the fifteen new employees who are involved in these projects. Together with them we will work on the further expansion of wind energy.'
Jan and Cees de Wolff, directors and founders of De Wolff Verenigde Bedrijven: 'As pioneer in the area of sustainable energy, our company WNW acquired an important position in the market for Dutch onshore wind energy over the past 25 years. The company has a solid foundation and, what is more, a great team of skilled and enthusiastic professionals. WNW's wind activities are reaching a new phase for which Eneco is a perfect fit. Based on our shared passion for innovation, entrepreneurial spirit and striving for sustainability, we are content and proud to transfer our wind energy activities to Eneco.'
About De Wolff Verenigde Bedrijven
De Wolff-Group is active in three sectors. In addition to activities in the metal industry and the wind energy sector, the group's investment fund Lupus Ventures invests in start-up companies that need venture capital and business experience to succeed in making an essential contribution to society or sustainability. De Wolff Verenigde Bedrijven shall continue its remaining activities from its office in Heerenveen.