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Nuveen Infrastructure acquires 15% Stake in 731.5MW Borssele III/IV Wind Farm

July 10, 2023

10th July 2023, London –Nuveen Infrastructure, one of the world’s largest fund managers investing in clean energy, today announces an investment which will see them acquire a 15% Stake in 731.5MW Borssele III/IV offshore wind farm from Partners Group, a leading global private markets firm, acting on behalf of its clients.

The investment is the second from the Nuveen European Core Renewable Infrastructure (NECRI) strategy, launched in September 2022 in partnership with Dutch investor MN, on behalf of its client PMT. NECRI is an evergreen strategy investing in renewable projects on brownfield sites across continental Europe, including the Netherlands, the UK, France, Spain, Italy, the Nordics, Germany and the other Benelux countries.

The transaction will see the fund acquire 15% of the 731.5MW project located 22km offshore the Zeeland province in the Netherlands, which has been in operations since Q4-2021. The farm consists of 77 state of the art Vestas V164-9.5 MW wind turbine generators and benefits from a 15-year SDE+ subsidy from the Dutch Government.

The acquisition combines Nuveen infrastructure’s 15-year track record of investing in renewable energy with MN’s considerable experience in asset management and socially responsible investment in the Netherlands and beyond.

Joost Bergsma, CEO at Glennmont Partners from Nuveen, said:

“We’re delighted to complete our second investment from the NECRI strategy, and to be investing in the Netherlands. The Dutch offshore wind market is a key target region for our business and Borssele III/IV fits well with our brownfield renewable infrastructure investment strategy. Partners Group have extensive experience in the renewable energy sector globally and we’re proud to work with them on this deal.”

“We look forward to continuing the strategy, in partnership with MN, building on this success and seizing on investment opportunities across Europe.”

Sebastiaan Ranner, Principal Portfolio Manager at MN, said:

“The investment in Borssele III & IV aligns perfectly with the fund’s strategy, delivering both promising returns and supporting our client PMT’s commitment to advancing the energy transition. Wind farms such as Borssele are crucial operating assets that meet the growing demand for renewable energy in the Netherlands.”

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