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Alfanar has today announced its entry into Indian energy sector through 100% acquisition of wind turbine OEM Senvion India from Senvion GmbH. This is a unique and transformational deal for Alfanar which will strengthen its competitive position in India to grow its multi-dimensional end-to-end competitive solutions in the field of renewable energy and grid transmission along with powering Senvion India to continue to operate as a full-fledged OEM in the Indian market. Through this acquisition, Senvion India will provide full EPC and O&M solutions for wind power projects to customers in India. The acquisition was made through Global Renewable Energy Development Holding Company Limited (GREDHCL), a dedicated investment vehicle set-up by promoters of Alfanar.
Jamal Wadi, MD of GREDHCL and President of Alfanar’s Energy & Renewable business said: “We are a strong believer that Renewable Energy is the only solution for sustainable planet and given the single digit penetration of renewable energy in the overall energy mix, we have a long way to go. Alfanar’s investment in Senvion India is a start towards the goal to be a major player in Indian energy sector through its services in the fields of renewable energy and grid substations. India is a very strategic market for Alfanar, and we are certain that with Alfanar’s support & commitment to Senvion’s experienced leadership team, we will significantly contribute to India’s goal of sustainable power generation and ‘Make In India’ initiative”.
Amit Kansal, CEO and MD of Senvion India, said: Senvion India is a fully operational Wind Power OEM in India. Now with Alfanar, we are very confident to scale-up the operations to meet the ambitious goals of the Indian government towards renewable energy. This decade is critical for India to improve its percentage of Renewable energy on the grid and Senvion will play a key role in achieving this goal. Senvion have already localized 85% of its turbine in India and has created over 2,000 direct and indirect jobs. Senvion will continue its world class innovations by introducing new technologies in turbines and O&M space and also push localization to higher level to achieve Make-in-India goals.
Alfanar is a Saudi company with a global presence that is primarily engaged in the energy industry domain; mainly manufacturing and trading a wide range of for LV, MV and HV electrical products to cater to the ever-growing demand for power infrastructure across the world.
Through its construction arm, Alfanar provides turnkey EPC solutions for power plants and substations, allied engineering services, in addition to the development of renewable energy, smart meters, and social infrastructure projects.
Stemming from its belief that success is based on two main pillars: quality is the prime competitive advantage and people are the greatest asset , Alfanar embraces the Power of Excellence through its network of manufacturing facilities that span the Middle East, Europe, Asia and Africa, which include Alfanar Industrial City (Saudi Arabia), Contactum (UK), ZIV (Spain and India), Safa electric (Turkey), Kopp (Germany), EA (Italy), Alfanar Electrical Systems (UAE) and Alfanar Engineering Services (India).
With 480 MWs operational, 370 MWs under execution and 1.3 GWs under development, Alfanar is a global renewable energy developer with presence in Europe, India and the Middle East.
In India, Alfanar Global Development has commissioned 300 MW Wind Project in Gujarat that was awarded under SECI – III. It is also executing another 300 MW of Wind Project in Gujarat that was awarded under SECI – V.
EY acted as the exclusive M&A advisor to Alfanar on this deal.
About Senvion India:
Senvion India has been operational since 2016 and has a fully operation factory in India. It has localized its turbines upto 85% thus creating Indian jobs and opportunity to ancillary industry related to wind power. Senvion recently installed its 130m rotor turbine which is one of the finest technology for Indian wind regime. Senvion also has a world class R&D center in India which will continue to develop new technologies for the market and its customers.