Ørsted will sell its wind power and photovoltaic business in France

Ørsted and ENGIE have signed a share purchase agreement under which ENGIE will acquire OSTWIND International S.A.S., OSTWIND Engineering S.A., and their subsidiaries (jointly Ostwind France), Ørsted’s onshore wind and solar business in France. The transaction is expected to close in Q2 of 2024.

Kieran White, Senior Vice President and Head of Onshore in Region Europe at Ørsted, says:

“As part of our updated business plan, we revised our build-out ambitions towards 2030 with an emphasis on where we believe we can realise the most value for Ørsted. Building on this plan, we’ve decided to concentrate our efforts on the UK, Irish, German, and Spanish markets for onshore wind and solar, in Europe. In this light, I’m very pleased that we’ve found a good future owner of Ostwind France in ENGIE.”

The Ostwind France business has been successfully developing renewable projects for more than 20 years. It is a well-established player with 54 MW in operation and a further 24 MW of wind projects under construction. In addition, Ostwind France is continuing to advance a wider pipeline of projects.

Ørsted acquired Ostwind France in 2022 as part of the acquisition of the French and German onshore platform from Ostwind AG. The German part of the Ostwind transaction has been integrated fully into Ørsted and will remain a focus of Ørsted’s European onshore wind and solar investments. Ørsted’s German onshore wind business has successfully advanced a number of projects towards final investment decision and continues to develop an attractive pipeline of onshore wind and solar PV projects.

With the divestment of Ostwind France, Ørsted will have no remaining activities in France.