Mubadala acquires stake in world’s largest onshore private wind developer, Skyborn

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Mubadala Investment Company, the Abu Dhabi-based sovereign investor, has acquired a stake in Skyborn Renewables, the Germany-based world’s largest private offshore wind developer, alongside Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP).

The acquisition of a 100 percent interest in Skyborn Renewables provides GIP and co-investors, including Mubadala, with access to the largest private offshore wind developer globally with a long track record of development and an established presence in Europe and the Asia Pacific.

Skyborn Renewables has an offshore wind track record of more than 7GW developed to date, and a portfolio of operating and under-construction projects in Germany, France, and Taiwan. The group currently has a 30GW pipeline of highly diversified offshore wind projects in various stages of development.

The investment by Mubadala also includes the acquisition of a stake in GIP’s 50 percent interest in the NY Bight Project called Bluepoint Wind, an innovative 1.6GW offshore project in the US that will provide investors with immediate access to the growing US offshore wind market.

Khaled Abdulla Al Qubaisi
Khaled Abdulla Al Qubaisi
CEO – Real Estate & Infrastructure Investments Mubadala

“Offshore wind is one of the most attractive and fastest growing segments within renewables, with the sector expected to grow 10-fold in the next decade. Wind energy is an important component of the transition to clean, renewable power and as a responsible investor, we at Mubadala are proud to be a part of a consortium that is playing a leading role in addressing the global challenges of the climate crisis and energy security.”

The Skyborn Renewables and Bluepoint Wind investments are part of Mubadala’s rapidly growing clean and sustainable energy portfolio. In April this year, Mubadala was part of a BlackRock Real Assets-led consortium which agreed to invest $525 million into the renewable energy arm of India’s Tata Power. Tata Power Renewable Energy, which will play a key part in India’s energy transition, is planning to increase its current 4.9GW clean energy capacity to more than 20GW over the next five years.

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