AUSTIN, Texas, April 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) has hired E.ON Energy Services (EES) to provide an array of services for its 196.7 MW Bearkat I wind farm in Glasscock County, Texas. The facility is currently under construction and E.ON Energy Services will provide onsite construction management and project management services for the project. Black & McDonald is the EPC contractor building the facility.
In addition to construction management and transition support from late stage development to operational COD, E.ON will provide on-site supervision and balance of plant management, energy management and QSE scheduling, as well as asset management services.
“Bearkat I is our second wind project under construction in the U.S. and it is great to have experienced players like E.ON to work with,” said Christian Skakkebæk, Senior Partner at CIP. “Being able to go to a single company that has the breadth of knowledge to provide multiple solutions is extremely helpful and makes for a seamless experience.”
“E.ON is pleased to be working with such an experienced and professional team at CIP. We want to help facilitate their growth in the U.S. market as they continue to expand their investment portfolio,” said Patrick Woodson, Chairman of E.ON in North America.
“E.ON Energy Services provides an array of service packages that allow a Sponsor to customize to suit their needs. We are offering help throughout the value chain from energy management, asset management, construction management and full operational support. This sector continues to grow as a multitude of international investors, financial players and mid-sized developers alike are entering the U.S. market,” Woodson added.
Construction is expected to be complete by the end of the year. The site will utilize Vestas turbines.
Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners K/S (CIP) is a fund management company founded in 2012 by senior executives from the energy industry and PensionDanmark. CIP is owned and managed by the five partners, Jakob Baruël Poulsen, Rune Bro Róin, Torsten Lodberg Smed, Christian T. Skakkebæk and Christina Grumstrup Sørensen. All five partners have extensive experience within infrastructure investments and mergers & acquisitions. CIP currently manages the funds Copenhagen Infrastructure I K/S, CI Artemis K/S and Copenhagen Infrastructure II K/S. Copenhagen Infrastructure I K/S and CI Artemis K/S both have PensionDanmark as founder and sole investor, while Copenhagen Infrastructure II K/S has 19 Danish and international institutional investors: PensionDanmark, Lægernes Pension & Bank, PBU, JØP, DIP, Nordea, PFA, Nykredit, AP Pension, SEB Pension DK, SEB Pension SE, Lærernes Pension, Oslo Pensjonsforsikring, Villum Fonden, KLP, Townsend on behalf of a UK pension fund, Widex, LB Forsikring, and EIB (with the backing of the EU through EFSI).
E.ON is an international investor owned energy supplier, focusing entirely on energy networks, customer solutions and renewables. In the 2015 financial year, more than 40,000 employees from 90 nations generated sales of around EUR 43 billion. Around 33 million customers purchase gas and electricity from E.ON. Within the global renewables segment E.ON is a leading company. The company has already invested more than 10 billion Euro and operates nearly 5.4 gigawatts of renewable capacity. E.ON is headquartered in Essen, Germany.