Irish wind energy €300m investment by Sojitz, Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance and Kansai Electric Power Corporation

Japanese consortium of trading company Sojitz, Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance and Kansai Electric invest in five Irish wind farms Irish wind energy €300m investment Irish wind energy investments were announced by trading company Sojitz, Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance and Kansai Electric Power Corporation. Sojitz, Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance and Kansai Electric Power […]

Idemitsu Kosan may acquire Showa Shell Sekiyu KK for YEN 500 billion (US$ 4.1 billion)

SHELL may exit Japan after 138 years here Idemitsu Kosan (出光興産株式会社) aims for market leadership On December 20, 2014, both Idemitsu Kosan and Showa Shell separately announced that they had entered into discussions of possible business reorganization, indicating that Idemitsu Kosan may acquire Showa Shell next year. Because Showa Shell Sekiyu KK is a Japanese […]

Hitachi Zosen Inova AG acquires Energy-from-Waste (EfW) EPC Axpo Kompogas Engineering AG (Komeng)

Waste is our Energy! – Energy-from-Waste (EfW) Hitachi Zosen Inova AG acquires Axpo Kompogas Engineering AG AXPO agreed on October 24, 2014 to sell its subsidiary Axpo Kompogas Engineering AG to Hitachi Zosen Inova AG (ZHI AG). Closing is in mid December 2014. Axpo Kompogas Engineering AG (Komeng) Axpo Kompogas Engineering AG (Komeng) is an […]

JFE Engineering acquires boiler maker Standardkessel Power Systems Holding GmbH

JFE Engineering globalizes and strengthens biomass and waste electricity generation systems business Standardkessel-Baumgarte: from a classic boiler maker to biomass and waste-to-energy power plants JFE Engineering acquires all outstanding shares of Standardkessel Power Systems Holding GmbH, for approximately YEN 10 billion (US$ 87 million), from current shareholders. Standardkessel (founded 1925) and Baumgarte (founded 1935) started […]

Yaskawa acquires The Switch Engineering Oy, manufacturer of generators for wind power

The Switch Engineering Oy was valued US$ 265 million in 2011 Trend: Japanese companies acquire European renewable energy technology companies On July 2, 2014 Yaskawa Electric Corporation acquired all shares of The Switch Engineering Oy, which are not owned by the Switch. The acquisition price was not announced, however, AMSC in 2011 had agreed and […]

Toshiba acquires 60% of NuGeneration Ltd

Toshiba acquiring an additional 10% of NuGeneration NuGeneration becomes a joint-venture between Toshiba (60%) and GDF Suez (40%) In December 2013, Toshiba purchased 50% of NuGeneration Ltd from Iberdrola (of Spain) for UKL 85 million (US$ 146 million). On June 30, 2014, Toshiba announced to purchase an additional 10% of NuGeneration Ltd from GDF Suez. […]

Hitachi Engineering Europe formed by acquisition of Valcom S.r.l.

Hitachi acquires Valcom, electrical and instrumentation engineering for oil and gas plant systems Hitachi Engineering Europe: the new name for Valcom Hitachi acquired all outstanding shares of Valcom S.r.l. and will rename the company “Hitachi Engineering Europe S.r.l.” Valcom S.r.l. is an Engineering, Procurement, Construction (EPC) company, headquartered in Milano (Italy), in the following fields: […]

Toshiba acquires 50% of nuclear power generator NuGeneration

Toshiba acquires 50% of NuGeneration for UKL 85 million NuGeneration acquires 50% stake in NuGeneration from Spain’s Iberdola In December 2013, Toshiba purchased 50% of NuGeneration Ltd from Iberdrola (of Spain) for UKL 85 million (US$ 146 million), making NuGeneration a 50%/50% joint venture between Toshiba and GDF Suez. NuGeneration Ltd (NuGen) NuGeneration Ltd. (NuGen) […]

Japan energy market: How can an EU company succeed in Japan’s energy landscape? (EU-Japan Gateway keynote)

Japan energy market entry for EU companies EU-Japan Gateway program keynote I was invited to give a keynote talk to about 50 European participants in the EU-Japan Gateway program, which assists small and medium sized European companies to enter the Japanese market. Japan energy market: “How can a European company succeed in Japan’s energy landscape?” […]

Horizon Nuclear Power acquired by Hitachi for £696 million

Hitachi to build 6 GigaWatt of nuclear power in UK E.ON and RWE to withdraw, Chinese consortium lost bid In tune with Germany’s “Energiewende”, E.ON and RWE npower decided to sell Horizon Nuclear Power. On October 29, 2012 Hitachi Ltd (株式会社日立製作所) announced the agreement to acquire Horizon Nuclear Power for £696 million (approx. US$ 1 […]

Landis+Gyr acquired by Toshiba and The Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ)

Landis+Gyr to become “independent growth platform” within the Toshiba Group for smart meters and smart grid Landis+Gyr acquired by Toshiba (60%) and Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (40%) for US$ 2.3 billion Landis+Gyr acquired by Toshiba and The Innovation Network Corporation of Japan: this acquisition was finalized with a shareholder’s and share purchase agreement between […]

Hitachi Zosen acquires Energy-from-Waste (EfW) engineering firm AE&E Inova AG in Zürich, to become Hitachi Zosen Inova AG (HZI AG)

Waste is our energy! Energy-from-Waste (EfW) Hitachi Zosen acquires former Von Roll Inova to form Hitachi Zosen Inova AG AE&E Inova Holding AG filed for bankruptcy on December 3, 2010, and Hitachi Zosen Corporation (日立造船株式会社) acquired 100% of the shares of AE&E Inova Holding AG in Zurich with approval of the bankruptcy court, and the […]

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