Greencoat Renewables

GRP to acquire 20MW Gortahile Wind Farm

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Greencoat Renewables PLC
11 September 2019



Greencoat Renewables to acquire 20MW Gortahile Wind Farm


Installed capacity base increases to 431MW


Dublin, London, 11 September 2019: Greencoat Renewables PLC ("Greencoat Renewables") the Irish renewable infrastructure company invested in euro-dominated assets is pleased to announce it has entered into an agreement to acquire Gortahile, a 20MW wind farm situated in County Laois from Glennmont Partners. The transaction is expected to close on 18 September 2019.


Gortahile Wind Farm consists of eight Nordex N90 turbines. The wind farm was commissioned in August 2010 and its revenues are contracted under the REFIT 1 scheme, providing a long term guaranteed minimum floor price for the electricity generated. Following the acquisition, Nordex will continue to manage the wind farm's O&M contract. The additional aggregate generating capacity will bring Greencoat Renewable's total installed capacity to 431MW.


The acquisition will be funded by Greencoat Renewables €380 million credit facility. Following the completion of the acquisition, Greencoat Renewables total borrowings will be 46% of Gross Asset Value.


Paul O'Donnell, Investment Manager said: "We are pleased to announce the acquisition of Gortahile, adding another high-quality wind asset with long-term contracted revenues. We were delighted to work with Glennmont Partners on the transaction and continue to see a strong pipeline of opportunities in the Irish secondary market".



Francesco Cacciabue, Partner and CFO of Glenmont Partners said: "We are delighted to be entering into an agreement for the sale of Gortahile Wind Farm to Greencoat Renewables. Glennmont Partners has been an active investor in the Irish wind market for a number of years and this divestment from Clean Energy Fund I further underlines our ability to deliver value from our assets. With a specialist focus on clean energy infrastructure investors can look forward to our experienced team securing and adding further value from European power generation assets in the coming months".


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For further details contact:

Greencoat Capital LLP (Investment Manager)






Bertrand Gautier

Paul O' Donnell

Tom Rayner

+44 20 7832 9400













FTI Consulting (Investor Relations & Media)






Jonathan Neilan





+353 1 765 0886

Melanie Farrell





[email protected]



Davy (Broker, NOMAD and Euronext Growth Adviser)

Fergal Meegan

Barry Murphy

Ronan Veale





+353 1 679 6363


RBC Capital Markets (Joint Broker)

Matthew Coakes

Jonathan Hardy





+44 20 7653 4000


About Greencoat Renewables PLC

Greencoat Renewables PLC is an investor in euro-denominated renewable energy infrastructure assets, and is focused on the acquisition and management of operating wind farms in Ireland. It is managed by Greencoat Capital LLP, an experienced investment manager in the listed renewable energy infrastructure sector.





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