Sep 25 2015
Statkraft purchased Gardermoen Energy
Statkraft Heating Ltd has signed an agreement with Hafslund ASA to acquire Gardermoen Energi AS. Gardermoen Energi AS supplying parts of Oslo Airport and corporate customers in the area with 54 GWh of district heating per year.
Hafslund has on 25 September 2015 signed an agreement with Statkraft Heat on the transfer of shares in Gardermoen Energi AS. Takeover date expected to be on the 2nd of November 2015.
The acquisition of Hafslund’s district heating operations at Gardermoen will strengthen Statkraft Warms position as national district heating supplier. In Eastern Norway, Statkraft today district heating business in Nannestad, on Bogerud and Haugerud in Oslo, Ås and Sandefjord, and is currently building a new heating plant and expand the district heating network in Moss and Rygge municipalities.
– District heating is a priority area for Statkraft, Norway’s leading supplier of renewable energy. The acquisition of Gardermoen Energy are in line with the strategy and strengthens our position in Eastern Norway, says Bjørn Hølaas, director of district heating in Statkraft.
– We are pleased to announce that we are looking for a good and comprehensive process has reached an agreement with Statkraft Heat the sale of Gardermoen Energy, says Jan Presttun, EVP Hafslund Heat.
Facts about Gardermoen Energy AS
· Gardermoen Energy supplies district heating within its concession area at Oslo Airport and surrounding industry.
· District heating production is based primarily on biofuels in the form of chips.
· To ensure security of supply in the coldest hours of winter, also used electric boilers and peak load sources like oil boilers.
· The total installed boiler capacity in the district heating system is 43 MW and it is generated annually approximately 54 GWh of district heating.
· In 2014 was the share of renewables in district heating plant at Gardermoen 95 percent.
About Hafslund ASA
Hafslund ASA is a Norwegian company listed on Oslo Stock Exchange and is one of the largest listed energy groups in the Nordic region. The company is a leading power and district heating provider with the majority of customers in Oslo and Akershus. Hafslund owns Norway’s largest power grid, has produced renewable energy from hydropower in 115 years and has operations in the energy utilization of bioenergy and waste.
Hafslund Heat has 14 heating plants in the Oslo region. The annual district heating production is 1.7 TWh, which comes to about 700 apartment buildings, 2500 detached / terraced and 1200 commercial buildings.
Statkraft is a leading international company in hydropower and Europe’s largest renewable energy provider. The Group generates hydropower, wind power, gas power and district heating, and is a global market player in energy trading. Statkraft has 4200 employees in more than 20 countries.
Statkraft Heat has 12 district heating plants in Norway and 4 in Sweden. The annual district heating production is approximately 1,100 GWh, which comes to about 13,000 customers.