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International strategy implemented in third quarter

Nov 29, 2019

European Energy A/S implemented a new strategy last quarter and, for the first time in the company’s history, established several international offices. In Germany, the strategy was implemented through the acquisition of AEZ Group located near Leipzig.  

AEZ Group has healthy operational and development pipelines with 30 operating Enercon wind turbines and 92 wind turbines under technical and commercial asset management. This creates a significant repowering pipeline of more than 100 MW in wind and PV. 

CEO Knud Erik Andersen said: 

“This acquisition underlines our strong focus on the important German market. We have maintained a long-term business relationship with AEZ so we know the company very well. We see a great potential in the employees, the portfolio and in the German market.”  

At the same time European Energy offices was established in Malmö in Sweden along with Manchester and Glasgow in the United Kingdom. A regional Danish office was also set up in Nykoebing Mors in Northern Jutland. 

“Both solar and wind has reached grid parity in several markets and are close to this milestone in others. This means the industry no longer depends on political decisions and therefore it has become easier to commit long term to specific markets. That is the background for our strategy of creating new offices. We have already managed to get some excellent new colleagues on board. We see this as an important step on the way to reach our ambition of 1 GW construction each year,” Knud Erik Andersen added.

Financially, the quarter continued the positive development European Energy A/S has experienced. The group’s profit before tax for the quarter totalled EUR 5.5 million and the year to date profit before tax totalled EUR 27.9 million. This compared to EUR 0.8 million and EUR 1.7 million in 2018. The EBITDA for the quarter equalled EUR 3.9 million compared to EUR 2.8 million in the third quarter 2018. Gross profit for the quarter was EUR 7.7 million of which EUR 3.9 million were related to the sale of electricity.

European Energy still expects to deliver an EBITDA of EUR 40-45 million and a profit before tax of EUR 30-35 million in 2019.


Ming Ou Lü

PR Manager

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