AMBERSIDE SUPPORT JLEN IN c£36m ACQUISITION OF TWO ANAEROBIC DIGESTION (AD) ASSETS

09 July 2018

JOHN LAING ENVIRONMENTAL ASSETS GROUP LIMITED
(“JLEN” or the “Company”)Acquisition of two anaerobic digestion plants

JLEN, the listed environmental infrastructure fund, is pleased to announce the acquisition of two anaerobic digestion (AD) assets, Egmere Energy Limited and Grange Farm Energy Limited, for a total consideration of c.£36 million.

The Egmere Energy AD plant is located in Egmere, North Norfolk and was commissioned in November 2014. The plant has a thermal capacity of c.5MW and predominantly produces biomethane to be injected to the national gas grid. In addition, the plant also has a 0.5MW CHP engine and is accredited under the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) schemes. The Grange Farm Energy AD plant is located in Spridlington, Lincolnshire and was commissioned in December 2014. The plant has a thermal capacity of c.5MW and predominantly produces biomethane to be injected to the national gas grid. In addition, the plant also has a 0.5MW CHP engine and is accredited under the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) schemes. The AD plants have been acquired from venture capital funds managed by Downing LLP, EIS funds managed by Amersham Investment Management Ltd and minority shareholders. Future Biogas Limited will continue to provide management, operations and maintenance services to the AD plants after the acquisition.

The acquisitions build on JLEN’s growing portfolio of AD projects and bring the total capacity of the renewable energy assets in the JLEN investment portfolio to 269.2MW.

The acquisition was funded by a draw-down under the Company’s revolving credit facility.

Richard Morse, the JLEN Chairman, said “We are pleased with JLEN’s continued investment in the anaerobic digestion sector and look forward to working with our partner, Future Biogas, to continue the strong performance of these assets.”

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About JLEN

JLEN’s investment policy is to invest in environmental infrastructure projects that have the benefit of long-term, predictable, wholly or partially inflation-linked cash flows supported by long-term contracts or stable regulatory frameworks.

Environmental Infrastructure is defined by the Company as infrastructure projects that utilise natural or waste resources or support more environmentally-friendly approaches to economic activity. This could involve the generation of renewable energy (including solar, wind, hydropower and biomass technologies), the supply and treatment of water, the treatment and processing of waste, and projects that promote energy efficiency.

Further details of the Company can be found on its website jlen.com