- Keppel Corporation Limited acquires 51% equity interest in Cleantech Renewable Assets Pte. Ltd.
- Remaining 49% of Cleantech to be held by its existing shareholder, Shell Eastern Petroleum (Pte) Ltd
- Cleantech targets to achieve a cumulative generation capacity of 3 GW within five years
- Keppel aims at achieving and surpassing its target of 7GW of renewable energy assets by 2030
Renewable energy solutions provider Cleantech Solar announced that a consortium of Keppel Corporation Limited – Keppel Asia Infrastructure Fund LP (KAIF) and a co-investor of KAIF, through Cloud Alpha Pte Ltd, has acquired 51% equity interest in Cleantech Renewable Assets Pte. Ltd. from Cleantech Energy Corporation Pte. Ltd., which is the founder group.
The remaining 49% of Cleantech will be held by its existing shareholder, Shell Eastern Petroleum (Pte) Ltd. It was in December 2018 that Shell had acquired Cleantech (see Shell Acquires 49% Stake In Cleantech Solar)
Commenting on the recent acquisition, founder and CEO of Cleantech Solar Raju Shukla said, “It is indeed a matter of great pride that we now have the backing from Keppel Corporation and Shell – two world leading corporations with long term commitment to renewable energy, sustainability, and Net Zero emissions. Cleantech is targeting to achieve a cumulative generation capacity of 3 GW within five years.”
Meanwhile CEO of Keppel Loh Chin Hua said, “The investment in Cleantech reflects Keppel’s commitment to sustainability and our Vision 2030 plans to grow our renewables business. It allows us to not only tap the expertise and experience of Cleantech in solar energy projects, but also explore opportunities for collaboration with other parts of the Keppel Group. Through acquiring a majority stake in an established platform together with KAIF and a like-minded investor, we would be able to accelerate Keppel’s growth in the renewables space, as we work towards achieving and surpassing our target of 7GW of renewable energy assets by 2030.”
The completion of the transaction will be subject to and conditional upon certain customary conditions, including regulatory and other approvals. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2022.