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Mainstream Renewable Power has announced the signing of a corporate facility for up to € 60 million provided by Macquarie Group. Under the terms of the transaction Mainstream will receive an initial € 40 million corporate-level facility, with provision for an additional € 20 million of capital at a future date upon satisfaction of certain further conditions and approvals.

The transaction remains subject to conditions precedent including Mainstream shareholder approval. In this current round of fundraising, Mainstream has also raised € 16.8 million from High Net Worth Individuals and has appetite to take in additional equity to further develop its business including the massive Energy Bridge which will export 5,000MW of wind power from Ireland to the UK starting from 2017. Mainstream is set for expansion this year with over 325MW of wind and solar plant going into construction in Ireland, South Africa, Chile and Canada. After winning three government tenders in South Africa last year, construction is due to start on its 138MW wind farm and two 50MW solar Photovoltaic plants in the Eastern and Northern Capes.  Mainstream is also due to commence construction at the 33MW Negrete Cuel Wind farm in Chile and the 46MW Old Man wind farm in Canada. Mainstream’s first Irish project (9MW wind farm) goes into commercial operation in November this year. Mainstream has recently submitted a planning application for its 450MW Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm in Scotland and is also progressing two mega-scale offshore wind farms in England and Germany.
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