K P Singh's DLF Ltd in stake sale of wind power business to Bharat Light

Jan 31 2013, 20:42 IST
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K P Singh's DLF Ltd said on Thursday it would sell part of its wind power assets with a capacity of 150 megawatts. (Reuters) K P Singh's DLF Ltd said on Thursday it would sell part of its wind power assets with a capacity of 150 megawatts. (Reuters)
SummaryDLF signed an agreement with BLP for the transfer of the assets.

Country's largest realty firm DLF today said it will sell its wind turbine business in Gujarat to Bharat Light & Power for Rs 282.30 crore, thus starting the process to divest its last major non-core asset.

After signing the agreement for sale of this 150 MW wind turbine, the firm is now in the regulatory approval processes to sell its remaining wind power plants in Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka to Bharat Light & Power for a total amount of over Rs 800 crore.

In a filing to the BSE, DLF said it has entered into a definitive agreement with Bharat Light & Power for the sale.

"The company has entered into definitive business transfer agreement with BLP Vayu (Project 1), a subsidiary of Bharat Light & Power, for transferring of its undertaking comprising of 150 MW capacity wind turbines situated at Kutch, Gujarat on 'as is where is basis' by way of slump-sale for a lump sum consideration of Rs 282.30 crore," it added.

According to the understanding, the deal includes related assets and liabilities along with relevant long term loans, which will be transferred to BLP Vayu (Project 1) Pvt Ltd.

When contacted, a DLF spokesperson declined to comment on the current outstanding debt of its wind business.

However, according to sources close to the development, the deal is worth over Rs 500 crore. While Rs 282.30 crore will be received by DLF, Bharat Light & Power will pay the rest amount to refinance the debt.

Besides the 150 MW Gujarat unit, DLF has wind turbines in Rajasthan (34 MW), Tamil Nadu (33 MW) and Karnataka (11 MW).

Asked about the remaining turbines in other three states, the company spokesperson said: "We are in the advanced stages of negotiations and a deal will be announced soon."

Sources said the company has tied up with Bharat Light & Power to sell its wind power plants in all the four states, with a combined installed capacity of 227 MW, for a total receivable amount of over Rs 800 crore and an announcement to this effect will be made by next month.

"The company has almost finalised the deal for rest of the three states with Bharat Light & Power. The entire process is under the necessary regulatory approvals and will be announced by the end of next month," a source said.

This is the third major deal by the country's largest realty firm in last six months. With full transfer

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