Nazca Acquires a Majority Stake in Eolos to Accelerate its Growth Plan
- Dec 6, 2022 4:24 pm GMT
Eolos Floating Lidar Solutions (Eolos), one of the pioneers and global leaders in providing metocean data for the offshore wind industry, has given entrance in its capital to
Eolos is one of the global pioneers in the collection and commercialization of metocean data (meteorological, environmental and marine) for the offshore wind industry, measured through proprietary floating platforms equipped with state-of-the-art LiDAR technology – to measure wind characteristics – and other advanced sensors for the characterisation of ocean currents, waves, water quality, marine fauna and birds, among others. This data is critical for the design, construction and operation of the offshore wind farms and is accurately measured during campaigns of twelve to twenty-four months, processed and transferred to its clients, which are first level global private developers (i.e.
Eolos is one of the only two global operators to have attained Carbon Trust’s Stage 3 certification, the most rigorous in the industry, attesting the high reliability and accuracy of its data collection and sale service.
With a track record of more than 30 measurement campaigns developed in 10 countries in
Offshore wind is one of the most promising renewable energy generation technologies, with double-digit annual growth expected to reach 260GW installed globally by 2030 and 730GW by 2040. Drivers for the industry include public and private initiatives to reduce carbon emissions, its growing competitiveness, and its particular advantages such as the higher quality of the offshore wind resource, lower visual impact, the possibility of larger turbine and farm scales, and the availability of regions suitable for offshore farms with both fixed and floating wind turbines.
The project will continue to be led by
In the coming years, the company expects to continue growing at annual rates of over 40%, tripling its current fleet of floating LiDAR platforms in less than four years to expand its capacity to provide metocean data, while maintaining investment in R&D to strengthen its data acquisition and analytics technologies. In addition, it will selectively analyse potential international acquisitions and develop new business lines to enter the operation and maintenance stages of offshore wind farms.
Nazca will bring to Eolos its experience in developing both organic and inorganic growth projects, as well as the development of new business lines with the goal of consolidating Eolos‘ position in the industry.
According to the founding partners of Eolos: “Nazca’s entry in Eolos is a very important milestone for us, as it consolidates the company’s successful track record in the previous years,and provides the necessary means to implement its ambitious growth and diversification strategy“.
According to Carlos Carbó and Celia Pérez-Beato, partners at
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