Bord Gáis Energy Acquisition of SWS Energy

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Bord Gáis Energy Acquisition of SWS Energy

Bord Gáis Energy

Ireland

RPS successfully advised Bord Gáis Energy (BGE) in the €500 million acquisition of SWS Energy, a 500 MW portfolio of wind energy projects across Ireland and Northern Ireland.

SWS Natural Resources is the second largest wind generating company in the Republic with over 200MW of existing wind farm developments and over 300MW in planning. The acquisition was the third largest corporate acquisition in the Republic of Ireland during 2009.

RPS were retained by BGE to conduct environmental, planning, civil\structural and geotechnical due diligence of the entire portfolio of seven operating sites, six construction projects and 17 projects at planning and pre-planning stages. RPS was able to deploy multidisciplinary teams across Ireland to assess the portfolio within a challenging eight week period and developed an innovative method to report the significant uncertainties surrounding the planning, environmental mitigation and geotechnical risks that were identified during the project.