Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) has closed the acquisition of 100% of developer Wpd’s offshore wind business that was first announced in May, and rebranded the unit Skyborn Renewables.

The infrastructure investor has kept former Wpd Offshore chief executive Achim Berge as CEO of Skyborn, which has a pipeline of more than 30GW (gross) of wind projects in various stages of development, as well as stakes in five projects in Germany, France and Taiwan that are already operating or under construction.