Sale Electrawinds Biostoom completed

Press Release -

On 5 February 2014 Bionerga reached an agreement with Electrawinds NV to take over the shares in Electrawinds Biostoom. Bionerga will become majority shareholder, with NIBC European Infrastructure Fund I (NEIF) increasing their interest.

The Biostoom plant has been operating since 2009 and is producing green electricity corresponding to the electricity use of some 43.000 households. The plant is state of the art and is in compliance with all Belgian and European environmental standards.

Ludo Kelchtermans, CEO of Nuhma and managing director of Bionerga:  “We are excited that our bid has been accepted and the deal is completed. This modern installation complements the current capacity of Bionerga. We look forward to the collaboration with NIBC. With certainty we can say that this new partnership will ensure the future of the Biostoom facility. The know-how of Bionerga combined with the expertise of the staff at Biostoom Oostende will create a win-win for all parties involved.”

Frans van der Harst, Investment Director NIBC Infrastructure Partners and Director Electrawinds Biostoom: “We are pleased to welcome our new partner Bionerga. We have great confidence that together we will be able to further expand the strong market position already achieved by Biostoom over the recent years. We would like to thank our business and finance partners for their continued support, which is a testament for the great work achieved by the dedicated staff working at the Biostoom facility."

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