BayWa r.e. expands UK O&M presence through Becon Consultancy acquisition

Becon Consultancy conducting winter ground works on an SSE-owned wind farm. Image: Becon Consultancy/BayWa r.e.

BayWa r.e. has bolstered its operations and maintenance (O&M) capabilities in the UK through the purchase of service provider Becon Consultancy.

Scotland-based Becon was founded in 2009 and provides high voltage maintenance and switching services, landscaping and civil groundworks for renewable energy projects throughout the UK.

BayWa r.e.’s UK-facing O&M outfit has witnessed strong growth in recent years, adding portfolios from Green Hedge, which it bought in 2017, and securing contracts with the likes of EPC firm Metka EGN.

BayWa r.e. Operation Service now looks after more than 1GW of UK-based solar and wind assets.

Oliver Niedhöfer, MD at BayWa r.e. Operation Service, described the acquisition as a “natural progression” for the firm and one that “further strengthens” BayWa r.e.’s scope of services in the UK.

Stuart Beattie, MD at Becon Consultancy, described BayWa r.e. as a “perfect fit” for the firm.

“We have the same customer service driven focus, commitment to developing new technical solutions and an uncompromising approach to Health and Safety. With our expertise and services now combined, I believe our capabilities and service offering to the UK market are now unmatched.”