Anesco secures O&M contracts for 148MW of Cubico and GLIL-owned solar

Anesco secures O&M contracts for 148MW of Cubico and GLIL-owned solar

Published: 21 Jul 2021, 15:19

The Owl’s Hatch solar farm in Kent. Image: Cubico

Anesco has been awarded 12 contracts by Cubico Sustainable Investments and GLIL Infrastructure to provide operations and maintenance (O&M) for a jointly owned portfolio.

Totalling 148MW of UK-wide solar, the portfolio is the single largest Anesco has secured for O&M services to date, with its maintenance order book having grown by almost 14% with the addition.

It will now be responsible for maintaining ten solar farms in England and two in Scotland, including a 32MW site in Suffolk and two sites in Kent with capacities of 50MW and 18MW.

Onboarding of the solar farms will take place in July and August, with the contract running for an initial five-year period.

Anesco was named as the O&M operator following a comprehensive tender process involving over 20 companies.

Matt Harvey, Anesco O&M director, said that Anesco’s advanced asset health analytics and predictive insights that ensure assets generate optimal investor returns were important factors in Cubico and GLIL selecting the company.

“It’s fantastic recognition for the strength of our service offering and strong track record, particularly in relation to our approach to health and safety.”

With the addition of the 12 new sites, alongside a further 100MW from other clients set to onboard this year, Anesco is on track to have over 1.3GW of assets under management.

Earlier this year, the company was bought by a joint venture between private equity firm Ara Partners and technical and commercial services company Aksiom Services Group, with this following the company expanding into Ireland with three O&M contracts, one with Foresight, one with Downing LLP and one with Blackfinch Energy.

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