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Investment in Clahane Wind Farm

Released 07:00 18-Jan-2018

RNS Number : 1902C
Renewables Infrastructure Grp (The)
18 January 2018
 

18 January 2018

The Renewables Infrastructure Group Limited

Investment in Clahane Wind Farm

The Board of TRIG is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of a 41.2MW operational wind farm ("Clahane 1") and its 13.8MW extension which is currently under construction ("Clahane extension") (together "the Project" or "Clahane wind farm").

The Project is located in County Kerry in the Republic of Ireland. Clahane 1 was commissioned in 2008 and is comprised of 20 Enercon E70 turbines. The Clahane extension includes a further six Enercon E70 turbines and is due to become fully operational in the third quarter of 2018. The Project benefits from 15-year upward-only, inflation-linked Feed-in Tariff revenues, with six years remaining on Clahane 1.

The total consideration for the Project is approximately €72 million which includes construction spending to the turbine manufacturer, together with an element of deferred consideration to the vendor contingent on the completion of certain critical construction milestones for the Clahane extension. TRIG's investment has been financed using its revolving acquisition facility. The Project has been acquired from a consortium of private investors and has no third-party project debt.

The Company's net portfolio generating capacity (pro rata to its equity interests and following the completion of its construction assets) amounts to 876 MW. Of the overall portfolio, approximately 3% by value constitutes projects under construction.

Extension of Revolving Acquisition Facility

The Company has an active pipeline of further projects under review for potential acquisition. In order to fund further acquisitions, the Group has increased the size of its revolving acquisition facility from £150 million to £240 million. Alongside the Group's existing lenders, Royal Bank of Scotland plc and National Australia Bank Limited, ING Group are providing additional lending capacity. The facility continues to operate on the same terms with the expiry date unchanged at 30 September 2019.

Following the investment in the Clahane wind farm, TRIG is £148 million drawn on its revolving acquisition facility with £23 million of further construction and deferred payments expected to be made during 2018.

Richard Crawford, Director, Infrastructure at InfraRed Capital Partners, said:

"TRIG is delighted to have secured this significant additional project which provides long-term, stable feed-in-tariff revenues in the Republic of Ireland. By increasing its revolving acquisition facility, TRIG has enhanced its ability to access capital quickly and efficiently in order to capitalise on its promising pipeline."


Enquiries

Tulchan Communications                                           +44 (0) 20 7353 4200
Martin Pengelley
Latika Shah

Notes

The Company

The Renewables Infrastructure Group ("TRIG" or the "Company") is a leading London-listed renewable energy infrastructure investment company. The Company seeks to provide shareholders with an attractive long-term, income-based return with a positive correlation to inflation by focusing on strong cash generation across a diversified portfolio of predominantly operating projects. TRIG is targeting an aggregate dividend of 6.40 pence per Ordinary Share for the year to 31 December 2017.

TRIG is invested in a portfolio of 58 renewables projects (including onshore and offshore wind, solar PV and power storage projects) in the UK and Northern Ireland, France and the Republic of Ireland, with aggregate net output capacity of 876 MW following completion of construction of the 20MW Broxburn project and the 14MW Clahane extension. TRIG is seeking further suitable investment opportunities which fit its stated Investment Policy.

Further details can be found on TRIG's website at www.trig-ltd.com.


Investment Manager

www.ircp.com.


Operations Manager

TRIG's Operations Manager is RES (Renewable Energy Systems Limited), the world's largest independent renewable energy company.

www.res-group.com


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