Baywa.r.e brings O&M solar and wind contracts to 61MW

BayWa r.e has won an operations and maintenance (O&M) contract for 13 UK solar farms on behalf of Octopus Investments.

The company said the was a further strengthening of BayWa r.e.’s partnership with Octopus Investments, the largest non-utility investor in onshore renewables in the UK and the largest commercial solar player in Europe. After having successfully taken over the technical and commercial asset management of four UK windfarms in May 2018 totalling 148.5MW BayWa r.e. will provide the complete scope of O&M services for a total output of 61.1MW.

Now with three locations across the UK and growing staff numbers in Edinburgh, Sterling and Milton Keynes, BayWa r.e has grown its serviced portfolio to over 1.9 GW of utility-scale projects, and its ongoing expansion looks set to continue into 2019.

Matt Setchell, Head of Energy Investments at Octopus, said: “ BayWa r.e. is now actively involved in around 20% of our renewable energy portfolio, and we look forward to further developing our fruitful working relationship in the coming year.”

The scope to be performed on the Octopus PV sites will include all electrical and non-electrical tasks required for plant management and performance optimisation of the solar farms.

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