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Siemens Gamesa to acquire selected assets of Senvion

Acquisition positions Siemens Gamesa to service an even broader range of wind turbine technologies supporting the development of the company’s multibrand service offering.

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy today announced that it has reached agreement to acquire selected European assets of Senvion Group for €200m.

The assets included in the transaction are a large part of the European Onshore Service Business of Senvion Group and all associated assets and operations to provide full service, all the Intellectual Property of Senvion, as well as the onshore blade manufacturing facility in Vagos, Portugal.

Senvion´s European service assets will strengthen Siemens Gamesa´s capacity and potential in an important segment. The acquisition of a Service fleet of 8.9GW from Senvion will take Siemens Gamesa to a total of nearly 69GW under maintenance. The addition of these assets helps to diversify Siemens Gamesa´s business mix and geographical exposure with contracts that offer long-term visibility and renewal rates that have historically been very high.

The onshore blade manufacturing plant in Portugal is one of Europe´s most competitive manufacturing facilities. The Vagos plant would help to strengthen Siemens Gamesa´s industrial value chain and reduce dependency on supplier sourcing from Asia, mitigating volatility amid the uncertainties brought about by current trade issues. The highly competitive facility is complementary to existing SGRE blade capacity, has a best-in-class operational features and will help to support international sales.

The intellectual property of Senvion allows Siemens Gamesa to further enhance its technology portfolio for future Siemens Gamesa development.

Markus Tacke, Chief Executive Officer said:

“This transaction is an important step forward for Siemens Gamesa. Bringing Senvion´s service assets on board will help us to drive growth in a key market segment and add important capacity in Germany and other important European markets, while the blade factory helps us mitigate the risk in the difficult trade environment. We´re bringing good people and good business into the company and that´s a win for all parties.”

As part of the acquisition, approximately 2,000 Senvion employees are expected to join Siemens Gamesa.

Companies: Siemens Gamesa

Countries: Germany

Industries: Renewable Energy

Terms: Business

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This article has been written on JEC Composites Magazine
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