GEK TERNA – Is building the national champion in concessions and energy

GEK TERNA is evolving into a new national champion in the fields of concessions, energy and constructions. Large projects that will be completed in 2025 will return to its shareholders cumulative revenues by 2050 at least 20 billion. euro.

The group, according to what its management said during yesterday’s Investor Day, seeks free cash flows of 300 million euros per year from 2025 onwards. With these, it will finance part of a “mammoth” investment program of the order of 6.5 billion. euros, and will service their lending and distribute dividends to shareholders.

GEK TERNA already has more than 1 billion euros in cash, while according to information, a new issue of a bond loan is not ruled out.

The first projects that require the direct participation of the group with 630 million euros by 2023 are the complete acquisition of IRON (energy production and supply), the development of IRC in Elliniko (total investment of 1 billion euros), the construction of the airport in Kastelli (contract of 500 million euros), the projects of Egnatia Odos (total amount of 700 million euros) and the construction of the 880 MW modern power plant fueled by natural gas in Komotini (375 million euros).

The group, according to information from the analysts who participated in yesterday’s briefing by the management, does not intend to proceed with a share capital increase, while for the comfortable implementation of the first investments of 630 million euros, it gets a large breathing space from the maturity of the previous bonds. loans over 600 million euros in 2025.

The long-term benefits for shareholders are significant and as mentioned above the free cash flows amount to 300 million euros per year from 2025 onwards. Of these, 145 to 190 million euros (50% and above) will come from RES projects and thermal energy. In terms of “green” energy, the target for installed power remains at 3 GW for the next five years. TERNA ENERGY has already started the construction of the 300 MW wind farm in Kafireas, Evia, while the pumping station and storage plant in Amfilochia and the hybrid plant in Amari are milestone works.

From 2025 onwards, major projects (concessions sector) will generate billions of euros in revenue for the group and its shareholders. Indicatively, the Ionian and Central Highways are mentioned with 4.9 billion euros from 2021 to 2037, the Egnatia Odos with 11.4 billion euros from 2027 to 2056, the “Kastelli” in Heraklion with 6.6 billion euros from 2025 to 2054 and the new CCGT in Komotini with 3.3 billion. euros from 2025 to 2034.