Sembcorp to acquire power asset portfolio in China

8 May 2012 (Last Updated May 8th, 2012 18:30)

Sembcorp Utilities, a subsidiary of Sembcorp Industries, has signed a sale and purchase transaction with AES Corp to acquire part of its power asset portfolio in China for $85.5m.

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Sembcorp Utilities, a subsidiary of Sembcorp Industries, has signed a sale and purchase transaction with AES Corp to acquire part of its power asset portfolio in China for $85.5m.

The acquisition comprises a 49% stake in four wind power assets and a 25% stake in a coal-fired power plant.

China-based AES Huanghua, AES Hulunbeier Wind Power, AES Xinba'erhu Wind Power and AES Chenba'erhu Wind Power currently own the wind assets, which have a total generating capacity of 247.5MW, while AES China Corp owns the coal-fired power plant.

Sembcorp Group president and CEO Tang Kin Fei said the acquisition strengthens the company's global energy portfolio and provides a platform to accelerate Sembcorp's growth in the renewable energy sector.

"As a responsible energy player, Sembcorp aims to have a portfolio of high efficiency thermal and renewable power generation assets including a growing component of low carbon capacity," said Fei.

"With this acquisition, our renewable energy capabilities will now include wind, in addition to biomass."


Image: AES will sell Chinese wind assets to Sembcorp; Photo: courtesy of dan.