Dutch utility Eneco has acquired the wind operation in Belgium of Italian oil group Eni in a move aimed at boosting its investment plans for renewables.

In a deal signed today, Eneco took over full ownership of Eni Wind Belgium – currently a relatively small-scale player – alongside Eni’s Gas & Power retail unit in the country.

Following the acquisition, which is subject to the clearance of regulatory authorities, Eneco will be supplying more than a million households and 55,000 business customers with electricity and gas.