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Renewable energy businesses in the UAE are getting a whole lot of investor attention.
Dubai: Dubai-based Alcazar Energy Partners, which specializes in renewable energy, has been acquired by China Three Gorges South Asia Investment Ltd. through a consortium of investors.
AEP’s investor base includes Abu Dhabi wealth fund Mubadala Infrastructure Partners, BluStone Management and DASH Ventures, IFC (which is part of World Bank Group), and IFC’s Catalyst Funds. Senior management at Alcazar are also shareholders.
In about six years, AEP has a portfolio of five solar and two wind projects in Egypt and Jordan, with a total operational capacity of 411 MW. It has played a leading role in the development of the renewable energy industry in Jordan and Egypt. (Since 2014, Alcazar has raised $700 million in debt and equity to “create sustainable socio-economic value for the local communities in its host countries”.
“Our plants have helped develop the renewable energy industry in Jordan and Egypt powering 275,000 households and saving over 15.6 million tons of CO2 whilst also making a strong contribution to economic growth and employment, particularly within the local communities,” said Daniel Calderon, Co-Founder and CEO of Alcazar Energy Partners.