The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a €500 million loan with Ørsted A/S to support its increased capex programme on renewable energy projects, and the conclusion of the Borssele 1&2 wind farms off the Dutch coast with a long-term commitment from the EIB.
“We’re very pleased with the commitment from EIB and the strong support they are showing for Ørsted’s investments into the Borssele 1 and 2 wind farms and renewable energy in general. With this loan Ørsted has secured long-term financing for the project, which is a key enabler towards succeeding with our aspiration to become the world’s leading green energy major,” says Vice President Kasper Kiim Jensen, Head of Treasury & Capital Planning at Ørsted.
“The EIB has a long history when it comes to financing wind power, from the R&D of the technology to the turbines, as well as some of the largest wind parks in Europe, ultimately helping to bring down the prices for wind energy.” said EIB Vice-President Kris Peeters. “Renewable energy will continue to gain importance as we move towards full decarbonisation. The EIB remains committed to financing this transition and is happy to financially support Ørsted’s role in this.”
Borssele 1&2 comprises 94 of Siemens Gamesa’s 8 MW wind turbines. The wind farm, owned by Ørsted and Norges Bank Investment Management (50/50) was completed over a year ago. On 6 September this year, the wind farm’s first year of operation was celebrated. EIB previously helped finance the offshore connection with TSO TenneT. Source: EIB