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AEG Power Solutions Acquires OpciónDos, Spanish Solar Engineering Company


  • 03 2011 11

    08. March 2011, Zwanenburg (The Netherlands)AEG Power Solutions (AEG PS), wholly-owned by 3W Power Holdings S.A. (Euronext Amsterdam 3WP, Frankfurt 3W9, ISIN GG00B39QCR01, WKN A0Q5SX) strengthens its position in the engineering of photovoltaic solutions with the acquisition of OpciónDos.Commenting on the acquisition, Enrique de la Cruz, saidFounded in 2005, Madrid-based OpciónDos has developed an expertise in integrating photovoltaic technologies into the built-in environment. Their know-how and engineering capacity have made them a specialist of complex rooftops installations in industrial and commercial environments.

    In Spain they have several prestigious references which include Ikea in La Coruña and “La Vaguada”, a landmark shopping center in Madrid for which the company was awarded the “Best PV Installation” of the Province of Madrid in 2008.

    Commenting on the acquisition, Enrique de la Cruz, said: “As we are growing rapidly on the solar market, it’s essential for AEG Power Solutions to also strengthen our team. Opción Dos brings us their know-how in integrating high-end photovoltaic technologies. It’s a skilled team whose addition is really valuable for our business. OpciónDos also opens for us a strategic market segment we had started to develop in the US but not yet in Europe: built-in Photovoltaic solutions. This also creates synergies with our product portfolio of solar inverters and monitoring and supervision systems in high-end industrial and commercial applications.”

    Managing Directors and Founders Gregory Lukens and Luis M. García of OpciónDos comment: ”J oining AEG Power Solutions is a tremendous opportunity for OpciónDos to apply its expertise acquired in the Spanish market to now an international level. AEG Power Solutions is the perfect partner for us, allowing us to develop our growth strategies to as many markets as AEG Power Solution is present”

    In the acquisition process, Eclareon has acted as strategic and financial advisor to AEG Power Solutions. As David Pérez, partner of Eclareon, remarks “The PV industry is consolidating. This transaction confirms the good moment to acquire valuable players. Our specialisation in the renewables market puts us in a privileged position to successfully advice our clients in transactions like this”

    OpciónDos will be a dedicated unit within the Solar SBU (Strategic Business Unit) of AEG Power Solutions.

    About OpciónDos
    Based in Madrid, for over 6 years OpciónDos has specialized in the integration of solar photovoltaic (PV) technologies for the built environment, providing turnkey project development for commercial and industrial clients, consisting of professional, engineering, and project management services for rooftop projects, usually with the objective to sell the energy to the grid in real time under the specific laws established by the national government of Spain. Utilizing a determined focus on providing the most adequate PV solution, which, enabled by its independent approach, allows for the most appropriate selection of PV technologies from the wide range of PV options available from today’s global marketplace. OpciónDos has been awarded multiple times for their PV installations.

    OpciónDos has also developed its unique Pixol electronic marketing solution, allowing building owners and corporate Sustainability Departments to showcase their investments in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency initiatives.

    About AEG Power Solutions
    AEG Power Solutions is a world-leading provider of premium power electronics. It offers one of the world’s most comprehensive product and service portfolios in power conversion and control, for customers spanning the infrastructure markets of energy, telecom, lighting, transportation and general industrial sectors. System solutions from AEG PS are designed to interface with the electrical power grid and to offer power solutions for mission-critical applications in harsh environments, such as power plants, offshore oil rigs, chemical refineries, and utility-scale renewable energy plants. The company has developed a full range of products for the solar energy industry, from solar inverters to turnkey solutions and is investing in solutions that will enable distributed power generation and smart micro-grids. Renowned for engineering excellence, the company’s customers benefit from 60 years of expertise and field-proven products..
    3W Power Holdings S.A. is the holding company of AEG Power Solutions Group. Shares and Warrants in the company are admitted to trading on NYSE Euronext, Amsterdam (tickerl: 3WP and 3WPW, respectively). Shares are also traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ticker: 3W9).

    Sursa: renewableenergyworld.com