Japanese investments in EU M&A Renewable energy

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 as classic boilermakers, and today supply turnkey power plants and power plant components for fossil energy sources, e.g coal, gas and oil, and also for alternative energy carriers, e.g. biomass, municipal waste, and industrial waste.

Standardkessel Power Systems Holding GmbH is a holding company owning 100% of the shares in the Standardkessel Baumgarte Group, which consists of:

  • Standardkessel GmbH (founded 1925)
  • Baumgarte GmbH (founded 1935)
  • Standardkessel Baumgarte Service Holding GmbH (founded 2008)

Standardkessel-Baumgarte were founded as classic boiler makers, and developed into makers of biomass and waste-to-energy power plant suppliers and service group.

By acquiring Standardkessel-Baumgarte, JFE Engineering can strengthen overseas business, accelerate globalization and move into the biomass and waste-to-energy electricity and power generation sector.

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Japanese investments in EU M&A Renewable energy

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

by Gerhard Fasol

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 acquisition became final on December 20, 2010.

Subsequently AE&E Inova Holding AG was renamed Hitachi Zosen Inova AG or abbreviated, HZI AG.

Hitachi Zosen Inova AG history

Inova was originally a department of the company “Gesellschaft der Ludwig von Roll’schen Eisenwerke” founded in 1823, the purpose was thermal waste treatment. Inova was founded in 1933 as “L. von Roll Bamag AG”.

In 1960, Von Roll expanded to Germany and Japan, and in 1966 to France and Sweden, and 1975 to USA. Von Roll Environmental Technology Ltd was known as “Von Roll Inova Group”.

In 2003, Von Roll Inova Group was acquired by the AE&E Group (Austrian Energy & Environment Group), a subsidiary representing about 40% of A-Tec Industries AG ( Both AE&E Group and A-Tec Industries AG went into bankruptcy proceedings. An overview of the complex bankruptcy and reconstruction proceedings can be found on the A-Tec Industries Wikipedia-page.

AE&E Inova Holding AG filed for bankruptcy on December 3, 2010, and was acquired by Hitachi Zosen Corporation as of December 20, 2010.

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