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WFW advises BayWa r.e. on 10-year VPPA with Huhtamaki29 December 2021

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Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW”) has advised Munich-headquartered  BayWa r.e. on the negotiation and execution with leading Finnish global sustainable packaging solutions provider Huhtamäki Oyj (“Huhtamaki”) of a ten-year virtual power purchase agreement (the “VPPA”) for two solar projects with an aggregate capacity of circa 135 MWp, located in Spain. The construction of the Projects will commence by the second half of 2022, with planned start of energy delivery to Huhtamaki in the third quarter of 2023.

This is Europe’s largest solar corporate VPPA for the packaging industry to date, as well as the first solar corporate VPPA signed by a Finnish company. The agreement for 200 GWh per year of green power will cover approximately 80% of Huhtamaki’s electricity needs in Europe and is equivalent to an annual saving of over 89,000 tons of CO2, sufficient electricity to power almost 25,000 households per year.

BayWa r.e. is a leading global renewable energy developer, service supplier, wholesaler and energy solutions provider with revenues of almost €2.5bn and a presence in 28 countries worldwide.

100% carbon neutral, BayWa r.e. works with businesses around the world to provide tailored solutions to reduce carbon footprints and drive down energy costs. It is jointly owned by parent company BayWa AG and Energy Infrastructure Partners, a market leader in energy infrastructure investment with €2.6bn+ AUM.

The WFW Madrid team advising BayWa r.e. was led by Regulatory Partner David Díez, supported by Corporate Senior Associate Javier Ruffín and Corporate Associate Borja Gavilá.

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