EKZ Renewables AG continues to invest in renewable electricity production. It is now taking over the Parque Eólico da Marvila I (PESMA I) wind park, which lies some 120 kilometres north of the Portuguese capital Lisbon. PESMA I comprises six Senvion wind turbines with a combined output of 12 megawatts. The wind park has been in operation since 2008 and generates 36 million kilowatt-hours of electricity per year. This corresponds to the energy requirements of 8000 four-person households. The park is being sold by Smartenergy Invest AG, an independent Swiss product developer and investor.
At the same time, EKZ Renewables AG is also taking over the Garlipp IV wind park from the German UKA Group. The wind park is situated in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt or, more precisely, in Stendal district, which belongs to the city of Bismark, about 85 kilometres southeast of Hamburg. It consists of three Vestas V117 wind turbines with a total output of 10.4 megawatts. Garlipp IV came into operation this year and will generate almost 23 million kilowatt-hours of electricity per annum. That's enough to power 5000 average four-person households. EKZ Renewables AG already owns the Garlipp I, II and III wind parks on the same site. The parties have agreed not to disclose the sale prices of the nine wind turbines.
The purchase of PESMA I and Garlipp IV gives EKZ Renewables AG a majority shareholding in a total of 16 European wind parks; seven in Germany, five in France and four in Portugal. The investment secures EKZ Renewables AG long-term access to renewable energy in Europe.
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