(SeeNews) – Sep 21, 2012 - Germany's third-biggest utility EnBW AG (ETR:EBK) said yesterday it is acquiring a 16 MW wind project in Brandenburg, Germany, from German wind farm developer and operator Ventotec GmbH for an undisclosed sum.
The acquisition has been prompted by EnBW's plans to extend its wind energy portfolio, Stefan Thiele, manager of EnBW's renewable arm, said at the signing of the deal at the ongoing Husum wind energy trade fair.
Construction of the wind park is expected to begin soon and its commissioning is scheduled for the beginning of 2013.
The plant in Neuruppin-Dabergotz will be capable of supplying around 10,000 households with clean energy and offsetting 25,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions.
Following the purchase of the Christinendorf III wind park at the end of 2011, this is EnBW’s second acquisition from Ventotec. The companies agreed to continue their cooperation in completing the project and its operation.