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02 July 2021 2 min read

Baringa Partners congratulates Vattenfall and BASF on landmark transaction in offshore wind

Marc Daube

Marc Daube

Simon Tywuschik

Simon Tywuschik
Director | Energy, utilities and resources | Düsseldorf

Baringa Partners are delighted to see that Vattenfall has entered into an agreement regarding the sale of a 49.5% stake in Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind farm to BASF, one of world's largest chemical producers. 

The project is expected to become fully operational in 2023, and will be the largest offshore wind farm in the world with 140 wind turbines and a total installed capacity of 1.5 Gigawatt.

This transaction is defining a unique milestone in the energy sector: not only is the Hollandse Kust Zuid wind farm the first fully merchant offshore wind farm in the world, but equally it is also the first time a large industrial offtaker is taking a significant equity share in a large renewable generation asset.

Supporting our client Vattenfall in the realisation of this disinvestment through our work as Sell Side Market Advisers is a proud achievement for Baringa. We also extend our congratulations to BASF on this transaction, helping to fulfil its ambitious net-zero targets in 2050.

Baringa’s role on supporting the sale has included:

  • the provision of continuous market advice
  • price projections for the Dutch power market
  • and the creation of a comprehensive sell-side market report.

Dr. Marc Daube, a leading Power Market expert at Baringa Partners said: “We are extremely proud to have assisted Vattenfall in the successful partial divestment of Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind farm, and congratulate BASF on this landmark transaction."

Dr. Simon Tywuschik, Baringa Partners added: “It is truly amazing to see how both the energy sector and large energy users are jointly promoting the energy transaction and helping to decarbonize our industries. I’m expecting this transaction will set an example for more of this kind to follow.”

For more information on Baringa's work in this area, please contact:

Dr. Marc Daube, Energy Markets & Analysis Team, Energy & Resources sector


Dr. Simon Tywuschik, Generation & Trading Team, Energy & Resources sector


Dr. Mark Turner, Energy Markets & Analysis Team, Energy & Resources sector


About Vatenfall

Vattenfall is a leading European energy company, which for more than 100 years has electrified industries,
supplied energy to people’s homes and modernised our way of living through innovation and cooperation. We now want to make fossil-free living possible within one generation. That's why we are driving the transition to a sustainable energy system through initiatives in renewable production and climate smart energy solutions for our customers. We employ approximately 20,000 people and have operations mainly in Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark and the UK. Vattenfall is owned by the Swedish state. For more information:

About Baringa

Baringa Partners is an independent business and technology consultancy. We help businesses run more effectively, navigate industry shifts and reach new markets. We use our industry insights, ideas and pragmatism to help each client improve their business. Collaboration is central to our strategy and culture, ensuring we attract the brightest and the best. And it's why clients love working with us.

Baringa launched in 2000 and now has over 900 members of staff and 92 partners across our practice areas Energy & Resources, Financial Services, Products & Services, and Government & Public Sector. These practices are supported by cross-sector teams focused on Customer & Digital; Finance, Risk & Compliance; People Excellence; Supply Chain & Procurement; Data, Analytics & AI; Intelligent Automation & Operations Excellence; and Technology Transformation. We operate globally and have offices in the UK, Europe, Australia, US and Asia.

Baringa Partners have been voted as the leading management consulting firm in the Financial Times' UK Leading Management Consultants 2021 in the categories Energy, Utilities & the Environment, and Oil & Gas. We have been in the Top 10 for the last 14 years in the small, medium, as well as large category in the UK Best Workplaces™ list by Great Place to Work®. We are a Top 50 for Women employer, and are recognised by Best Employers for Race.

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