Mardi 04/09/2018 – source The Wall Street Journal 31/08/2018 par Nina Trentmann / energiesdelamer.eu
Danish energy company Ørsted A/S is considering a bid for several U.S. offshore-wind projects and already has the required funding in place, the company’s finance chief said.
“There are a lot of auctions coming up in the U.S.,” said Ørsted VP & Chief Financial Officer Marianne Wiinholt in an interview Friday with CFO Journal. “We feel we are well-positioned.”
The U.S. would be key to Ørsted’s efforts to grow its global footprint....
Earlier in August, Ørsted made its first major investment in the U.S. when it agreed to buy Lincoln Clean Energy LLC, a Chicago-based onshore wind and solar company, for $580 million.
Bidding for capacity in the U.S. is next on the agenda. Massachusetts, New York and New Jersey each plan to select a bidder for offshore-wind projects in the coming quarters. Connecticut is set to announce the winner of a zero-carbon energy project in the next few months. The company hasn’t made a decision on which U.S. projects it will target. “We are looking into all of them,” Ms. Wiinholt said.
The CFO’s comments come after Ørsted lost out in an auction in Massachusetts in May. It was a major setback in its quest to enter the U.S. market. “This was unexpected,” Mr. Bellander said.
Points de repère
Spécial US : 13/08/2018 – August, 9, 2018, Ørsted has entered into an agreement with global infrastructure investment manager I Squared Capital and management shareholders to acquire a 100% equity interest in Lincoln Clean Energy LLC (’LCE’), placing an enterprise valuation on LCE of USD 580 million.