Equitix to invest £500m in giant Atlantis tidal power projects in Scotland

Tim Cornelius, CEO, Atlantis
Tim Cornelius, CEO, Atlantis

Atlantis, a global leader in the tidal power sector, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a partnership agreement with Equitix, a market leading developer, investor and fund manager of infrastructure assets with over £1.7 billion of funds under management.

Under this agreement, Atlantis and Equitix will work together to advance Atlantis’s portfolio of tidal power projects in Scotland, which represent a combined potential capacity of almost 650MW. Equitix, through its managed funds, intends to acquire at least 25% of each Atlantis project vehicle at financial close of that project, and will work with Atlantis to prepare the projects for investment of the construction capital and achievement of financial close.

Tim Cornelius, CEO, Atlantis, said: “This agreement with Equitix is an important step for us in engaging a partner with both vital experience of large infrastructure projects and access to extensive capital, coupled with a desire to work with us to accelerate the further development of the UK’s tidal power industry. We are very excited to be working with Equitix on a range of fronts.”

In the next two years alone Atlantis anticipates committed capital investment of almost £500 million for construction of the Company’s Scottish portfolio, from a combination of debt, equity and grants. This includes £51 million already committed for the current construction of the first phase of the MeyGen project, which is scheduled to produce first power this year.

Nick Parker, COO and Founding Director, Equitix, said: “We are delighted to be entering into this partnership agreement with Atlantis, the clear market leader in the tidal energy industry which secures access to a pipeline of primary investment opportunities and has tremendous growth potential in the UK.”

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