14 March 2018
Partnering to meet growing demand for solar PV and wind farms in Colombia
HAMBURG, Germany - 14 March 2018 - MPC Capital, an international real assets investment manager, announced a joint venture today with Martifer Renewables, a developer of wind and solar energy projects. MPC Capital and Martifer Renewables will form a strategic partnership cultivating and supporting distributed generation and utility scale solar PV and wind renewable energy products throughout Colombia.
"We are excited to expand our regional development efforts into the Colombian market and to take advantage of highly attractive, niche investment opportunities," said Dr. Roman Rocke, Management Board Member, MPC Capital. "This partnership illustrates our on-going commitment to expanding our renewables infrastructure investment platform and activities in the Caribbean Basin."
Added Dr. Rocke: "The Caribbean Basin has provided us with great opportunities recently, with the opening of our Panama office and the beginning of work on our 51.5 MWp Paradise Park PV plant in Jamaica last year, and now this new, exciting venture with an industry leader like Martifer."
Based in Bogota, Colombia, both MPC Capital and Martifer Renewables will dedicate staff and resources towards day-to-day operations of renewables infrastructure projects in Colombia. Martifer will be the lead developer, and provide operations and maintenance, while MPC Capital will focus on financial analysis, debt financing and asset management services.
"We are very pleased to partner up with MPC Capital in Colombia. This partnership brings more robustness to our strategy, focusing in setting partnerships, developing, constructing and operating renewable energies projects, thus adding value to our Shareholders." said Miguel Lobo, Martifer Renewables Board Member
"Colombia is one of the most promising markets in renewables energies in Latam. We expect to be a relevant player in Colombia participating in solar distributed generation projects and both solar and wind utility-scale projects."
The demand for renewable energy in the Colombian market remains strong and attractive for investors. Industrial and commercial users total 11GW of installed capacity and total consumption is growing at a 5% annual increase. The rising adoption of renewables in the region, coupled with increased consumption, has positioned this venture to be of value for years to come.
MPC Capital's partnership with Martifer increases MPC Capital's ever-growing renewables division, as new, compelling renewables infrastructure opportunities are identified and developed in this emerging sector. In July 2017, the company announced the establishment MPC Renewables Panama S.A., a subsidiary of MPC Renewables Energies GmbH, whose recent transactions include the 172 MW windpark project 'Âncora' in Portugal, the "Paradise Park" 50 MWP solar plant in Jamaica, and the 54 MW onshore windpark 'Sainshand' in Mongolia.
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About MPC Capital AG
MPC Capital AG is an international asset and investment manager for real asset investments. Together with its subsidiaries, the company develops and manages real asset investments and investment products for international institutional investors, family offices and professional investors. Its focus is on the asset categories Real Estate, Shipping and Infrastructure. MPC Capital AG has been quoted on the stock exchange since 2000 and has around 250 employees group-wide.
About Martifer Renewables:
Martifer Renewables is a traditional renewable energy developer with operations in Portugal, Spain, Poland, Romania, Argentina and Colombia In 2008 the company started its operations in Latin America in the segment of renewable energy, promoting and developing wind projects, through its affiliated company Martifer Renewables. The company developed and constructed more than 100MW in wind energy and developed and sold more than 400MW with PPA. Martifer was very recently awarded with a 100MW solar energy PPA in Argentina, under the Renovar 2.0 Program
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