Fuel disposal

SSE offloads energy-from-waste assets for £995m


Sale of multifuel assets will support low carbon investments (pic: Terry Murden)

Perth-based energy firm SSE has agreed the sale of its 50% share in Ferrybridge and Skelton Grange multi-fuel assets in a £995 million cash deal. 

It will offload energy-from-waste ventures Multifuel Energy (MEL1) and Multifuel Energy 2 (MEL2) to European Diversified Infrastructure Fund III, an infrastructure fund managed by First Sentier Investors.

The transaction is expected to complete by late 2020 subject to antitrust approval by the European Commission.

SSE said in June that it had identified MEL1 and MEL2 as an early priority for sale as part of a strategy to secure at least £2bn from disposals of non-core assets by autumn 2021.

Today’s announcement follows the sale of SSE’s 25.1% non-operating stake in Walney Offshore Wind Farm to Greencoat UK Wind for £350m and the agreement to sell its 33% equity interest in meter asset provider MapleCo to Equitix, under which SSE will receive net proceeds of around £90m on closing.

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