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    Friday, February 07, 2014

    CANADIAN PENSION FUND BUYS INTO UK OCEAN MEGA-WIND

    Canada’s Caisse Buys Wind-Farm Stake From Dong for $1 Billion

    Sally Bakewell, January 31, 2014 (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)

    "La Caisse de Depot & Placement du Quebec bought a stake in the world’s biggest offshore wind farm for 644 million pounds ($1.06 billion) as it seeks the steady, long-term returns provided by the industry…[Canada’s second-largest pension fund]acquired half of Dong Energy A/S’s 50 percent stake in the London Array-1 venture off southern England…Germany’s EON SE (EOAN) has 30 percent and Masdar Abu Dhabi Future Energy Co. owns 20 percent in the 630-megawatt development…Danish utility Dong has been selling stakes in projects, including its Anholt plant off Denmark and the Walney wind park in the Irish Sea, to fund further ventures offshore. Buyers, including a Japanese trading house and pension funds, have sought the assets for their stable returns and state support…Dong will continue supplying operations and maintenance services…Goldman Sachs Group Inc. plans to buy an 18 percent stake in the utility for $1.5 billion…” click here for more

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